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Graduate Faculty (New & Renewal)

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty with Department's Terminal Degree, have a teaching record of at least three graduate or upper-division undergraduate level courses in the past two years, recommendation from department chair indicating quality teaching and other scholarship requirements noted on the website above.  Next step after two years with Associate Graduate Faculty Status.

*Please complete the application electronically (handwritten forms may be returned), print, and obtain required signatures before sending to the Graduate School.

Generally, applicants for Graduate Faculty status must meet the following criteria:

Educational Background and Tenure Status

  • Hold a full-time tenure/tenure-track appointment at EKU;

  • Have earned the highest degree normally awarded in the field

  • Have a teaching record of at least three graduate or upper-division undergraduate level courses during the past two years.

  • Have a recommendation from the department chair indicting quality teaching at the upper-divison or graduate level

Scholarly or Creative Activities

Applicants must provide evidence of at least TWO scholarly activities conducted within the past five years from activities listed below.  

Scholarly Activities:

  • Refereed article in a regional or national professional journal

  • A regional or national juried performance or exhibit

  • Substantial contribution to professional literature (e.g., chapter of a book with a recognized academic publisher)

  • Awarded or approved grant proposal from competitive external agencies

  • Presentation at a regional or national professional meeting related to their field

Scholarly, Creative or Service Activities

Applicants must provide evidence of at least ONE scholarly or service activities conducted within the past five years from activities listed below. 

Scholarly or Service Activities:

  • Refereed article in a regional or national professional journal

  • A regional or national juried performance or exhibit

  • Substantial contribution to professional literature (e.g., chapter of a book with a recognized academic publisher)

  • Awarded or approved grant proposal from competitive external agencies

  • Presentation at a regional or national professional meeting related to their field

  • Leadership in professional organizations

  • Grant proposal submitted to a competitive external agency

Duration of Status

Graduate Faculty status must be renewed every five years unless the faculty member has Professor Rank, in which case the Graduate Faculty status will be permanent.