Categories & Terms of Membership

There are two categories of membership on the Graduate Faculty: 

  1. Click here to view Criteria for Full Membership on the Graduate Faculty. Graduate Faculty holding Full Memberships Status serve an initial 5-year term and are eligible for reappointment for subsequent 5-year terms. Deadline to apply is in September for fall and February for spring.
  2. Click here to view application procedures for Temporary Graduate Faculty Status. Temporary Graduate Faculty Members may be appointed to a 3 to 5 year term.  Faculty are appointed to this status when there is no tenure track Full or Associate Graduate Faculty Member available to teach a graduate course, or a faculty member is brand new to the university and needs time to build credentials, or they serve on thesis or dissertation committees. There is no set deadline to apply for temp status - one can apply at any point in any semester.

Application Deadlines:

Complete packets must be submitted to the Graduate School in September for fall semeseter and February for spring. Call 229-333-5695 for specific dates.