The Graduate Faculty consists primarily of tenured and tenure-track academic faculty (assistant professors, associate professors, and professors) who have been appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. The individual must demonstrate scholarly productivity, as evidenced by publication of original research, that he or she is competent to teach at the graduate level, is able to conduct independent research in an area relevant to one of the academic programs of the Graduate School, and, therefore, is qualified to oversee the education and training of a Ph.D. or Master’s student.
The Graduate Faculty may also include non-tenure track faculty, professional staff, or others with an ongoing professional relationship with ISMMS who are willing and qualified to contribute to the institution’s graduate programs. Such individuals typically have been appointed as research, part-time, visiting, or adjunct faculty members, lecturers or instructors.
All nominations to the Graduate Faculty must be made by the Program/MTA director using the Recommendation for Graduate Faculty Appointment form and must include a copy of the nominee’s CV.
Occasionally, specialized expertise from another institution, industry, government, or other sector, could be an asset to a graduate program. Individuals with no formal appointment at ISMMS and individuals who do not qualify for full appointment to the graduate faculty may apply for an ad hoc appointment to the graduate faculty if they are interested in being a part of a graduate student’s committee and they have the potential to make substantive contributions to that student’s education. Ad hoc appointments terminate with the completion of the particular task for which the appointment was granted.
Members of the Graduate Faculty who leave the university may, upon request to the Dean of the Graduate School, remain on the Graduate Faculty in ad hoc status until all of the students whom they are advising or serving on committees for leave the university.