Graduate Faculty Membership
The faculty of The Graduate School is made up of those who clearly demonstrate ability and continuing interest in research and whose academic duties normally involve instruction and supervision of graduate students.
All faculty members who hold tenure or tenure-line appointments at the University will be automatically, annually, appointed to the graduate faculty.
Persons who are not otherwise included in the school's faculty and are actively involved in graduate education (e.g., advising, serving on thesis, prospectus, and/or dissertation committees), may be nominated by a school dean to be appointed to the faculty of The Graduate School. An appointment to the graduate faculty is not necessary for teaching graduate courses. These nominations may occur at any time during the academic year. Appointments to the graduate faculty of non-tenured or tenure-track persons are made for a term of four years and may be renewed.
Weinberg Appointment Process
New Appointments and Renewals
Send the following documentation to Shelley Levine, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies:
- Nominee’s CV
- Brief letter of support for the appointment from the Department Chair with a description of how the prospective appointee is involved in graduate education (e.g., advising, serving on thesis, prospectus, and/or dissertation committees).
Requests will be reviewed by Kelly Mayo, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and forwarded to The Graduate School for final approval.
- Once the appointment is approved, if the Graduate Faculty member is not employed at Northwestern, the home department must submit a Short Term Appointment request for a concurrent Adjunct Faculty appointment.