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Graduate Faculty Application

Minimum Criteria for Approval of Graduate Faculty Status 

The following minimum criteria must be met for approval as a graduate faculty member:

  • Possession of appropriate terminal degree in his/her field,
  • Evidence of current scholarly productivity (within the last six years) as appropriate for his/her field;
  • Evidence of successful teaching and/or administration at the graduate level within the last six years; and
  • Any additional academic unit criteria on file with The Graduate School for the academic unit.  

Minimum Criteria for Approval of Graduate Instructor Status 
The following minimum criteria must be met for approval as a graduate instructor:

  • Possession of appropriate master's degree in his/her field, preferably working toward appropriate terminal degree;
  • Evidence of current scholarly productivity (within the last six years) as appropriate for his/her field; and 
  • Any additional academic unit criteria on file with The Graduate School for the academic unit.  

The above minimum criteria for graduate instructor must be met for any faculty member who is to teach graduate courses at the 600-level or above.

The Graduate Council established the above criteria as minimum acceptable standards for all members of the Graduate Faculty at James Madison University. Individual colleges are encouraged to require additional criteria as appropriate for the particular field of expertise.


Application Procedure for New Faculty Members:

Faculty members new to the university may be appointed to the graduate faculty when they are hired, if their responsibilities will include graduate instruction and advising and/or supervision, and if they meet the criteria for graduate faculty status. The academic unit of the hiring department will send a letter to the dean of The Graduate School requesting that the faculty member be appointed at the appropriate graduate faculty level. The college dean must also sign the letter requesting the appointment, and a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vita must be attached.

Application Procedure for Current Faculty Members:

A current faculty member wishing to be appointed to the graduate faculty should submit an application (Apply Now) to the appropriate academic unit head. A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vita must be attached. Upon approval of the academic unit head and the appropriate academic dean, the application and CV will be forwarded to the dean of The Graduate School.

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Academic Affairs policy for Appointment to the Graduate Faculty: http://www.jmu.edu/academic-affairs/_documents/policies/aapolicy-5.pdf