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
  • 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 department has specific criteria which must be met.

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 department

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 department

 

 

Application process

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

Please note that each application must also include departmental 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.