Temporary Graduate Faculty Members may be appointed to a 3 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.

To apply for Temporary Graduate Faculty Status the faculty member must submit a current Curriculum Vita to his/her Department Head. The Department Head will write a memo to the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research requesting temporary status for the faculty member.