Graduate Faculty Appointment

Faculty members can apply for appointment to graduate faculty status. Upon receiving graduate faculty status, you can:

  • Teach 700-level and above courses
  • Serve as a graduate program and research advisor (Only Research Graduate Faculty can serve as Chair of a Thesis/Research Committee). 
  • Serve on graduate faculty and program advisory committees
  • Elect members to and serve on Graduate Council

(For a complete explanation, refer to the Faculty Handbook, Section 3.11.)

Criteria for graduate faculty appointment

Appointment to graduate faculty status is based on the minimum criteria outlined below.

Each academic unit must have approved criteria on file with the Graduate College.  Use Unit Criteria form to submit new criteria for approval. 

 

Research faculty

  • Terminal degree in discipline – PhD or equivalent
  • Minimum of three scholarly publications (or equivalent), or established record of reviewed exhibition or performance
  • Affirmative vote of approval by a majority of the graduate faculty within the nominating academic unit

Professional faculty

  • Terminal or Graduate/Professional degree in discipline
  • Professional certification whenever available
  • At least two years professional experience
  • Affirmative vote of approval by a majority of the graduate faculty within the nominating academic unit

 

 

Application process

If you wish to be appointed to the graduate faculty, your application must include:

1.    Application form with signatures of applicant, department head and dean.

2.   Approved departmental criteria.  

3.   VITA

 

  • RESEARCH Graduate Faculty Status Application (new form SU24) -  Research Graduate Faculty application form.    Application packet must include academic unit criteria and faculty VITA.
  • PROFESSIONAL Graduate Faculty Status Application (new form SU24) - Professional Graduate Faculty application form.  Application packet must include academic unit criteria and faculty VITA.

All research and professional faculty recommendations must gain the majority vote of approval by the Graduate Council Membership Committee and be accepted by the Graduate Council.