All full-time faculty members holding academic rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor who meet the criteria established by the department and the UNCW Graduate Council are eligible for membership in the Graduate Faculty. Appropriate exceptions may be approved from time to time, including persons holding the status of adjunct professor. Graduate faculty may also be eligible to be graduate research faculty.
Persons employed for the first time at UNCW as tenure-track faculty, adjunct, or visiting faculty may be granted membership on the Graduate Faculty at the discretion of the graduate dean for an initial appointment not to exceed three years.
Faculty with full-time administrative appointments that include the administration of graduate programs are considered members of the Graduate Faculty in recognition of those duties and responsibilities. Whenever such administrative appointments are concluded, those persons are granted a five-year extension of membership, after which each is evaluated using the prevailing criteria. Minimum general criteria are described in Section 2 of the Bylaws of the Graduate Faculty. Specific criteria, required for membership in the Graduate Faculty by each of the professional schools and the departments, are described in the Graduate Faculty Criteria.
Faculty seeking further information on applying for graduate status should contact the department chairperson or appropriate dean.