Graduate faculty are elected by the Graduate Council upon recommendation by the department or school chairs/directors and the academic deans.
Graduate faculty may be granted Regular or Associate status.
All Regular Graduate Faculty members must be tenured or in a tenure-track position.
Regular Graduate Faculty may be granted one of three levels that differ in responsibilities (see form).
Regular Graduate Faculty status must be renewed every five years.
Associate Graduate Faculty may be granted one of four levels that differ in responsibilities (see form).
A1, A2 & A3 levels are for part-time, visiting, adjunct, and teaching faculty.
A4 level ONLY is for full time USM non-tenure track teaching or clinical faculty with
completed terminal degree.
Associate Graduate Faculty status must be renewed every three years.
All faculty recommendations form must be approved by the department/school Chair or
Director and by their college Dean.
Qualifications and Responsibilities for each level are outlined on the Graduate Faculty Recommendation forms below.
You can visit the Graduate Faculty Criteria web page for the specific appointment criteria.
Please download the Graduate Faculty Status Recommendation Forms below.
Please submit completed packets to:
The Graduate School
ATTN: Desira Bailey
deliver to McCain Library, Room 211