Could anyone point me to any online data concerning the average and range of salaries for a visiting assistant professor (for both research universities and SLACs)? I have looked at the APA salary tables but can't see where they cover *visiting* positions.
Date: 12 May 2011 20:19
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I was paid 50K +full benefits for a 1year visiting position with a 2-2 teaching load. This is at a tier1 R1 State University.
Generally speaking Visiting profs will receive ROUGHLY the same as first year profs. (case in point, 1 person I know at a midwestern SLAC receives 48k/yr, avg for assistant prof there is 50/51) you will sometimes make more, than the avg, but it's unusual.
I've done two visiting positions, and received salary information from several others (on interviews, etc.), all well-known SLACs and smaller state colleges. There was only one case in which the university would pay a visiting person $1,000 less than a tenure track person. Other than that, the salaries (and all other benefits) would have been identical.
You might want to ask about things like travel expenses, because those might differ between visiting and tenure-track jobs. I've found that sometimes, the tenure-track people get X dollars per conference, while the visiting people only get X dollars per year.
When I was a visitor, I got the same as first year tenure-track people, but I got an additional 50% in travel reimbursement since they knew I'd have to move twice.
My VAP offer was for $50K, a full $18K less than tenure-track faculty make at the excellent SLAC I'm heading to. Apparently, they have a number of VAPs across the college and all are paid the same.