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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:

Requests will be reviewed by Kelly Mayo, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and forwarded to The Graduate School for final approval. 

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