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.
Ad-Hoc Appointment Process
New Appointments and Renewals
To request an ad-hoc appointment complete the Ad-Hoc Graduate Faculty Appointment Request form. The form will require you to upload a current CV and a brief letter of support from your department chair. Once submitted, the form will be routed to the Weinberg Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies who must approve the request before TGS’s final review. If approved by TGS, the submitter will then receive a letter of approval for a standard 4-year term appointment and be added to TGS’s lookup tool in SES.
- Once the appointment is approved by TGS, 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. Contact Maria Daniele for STA request guidelines.