Nomination & Appointment

UHM faculty (instruction, research, administration and specialist) at Rank 3 or above and distinguished scholars from the community at large may be nominated to the graduate faculty. The graduate chair shall notify the Graduate Dean of new faculty hires and promotions.

Regular Graduate Faculty

With departmental approval and upon recommendation from the College Dean, newly appointed  tenure-track “I” and “R” UHM faculty at Rank 3 or above in departments with graduate programs are eligible to become full regular members of the graduate faculty.  To nominate regular graduate faculty, the graduate chair shall send to the Graduate Dean a memo and a current curriculum vitae (CV) of the nominee.  The memo should indicate the level (full or associate) of appointment being requested and contain a statement certifying that the nomination has the approval of the majority of the graduate faculty in the graduate program.  The appointment of Rank 3 Specialists and Extension Agents to full regular graduate faculty status may be requested as an exception.  Otherwise, all Rank 3 or above faculty in departments with graduate programs are eligible for appointment as associate regular graduate faculty.

Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Cooperating graduate faculty are regular members of their own graduate program faculty or are research faculty employed by a UH research unit. A faculty member may be a cooperating graduate faculty member for several graduate programs. However, the level of their appointment (full or associate) may be the same, but not exceed that of their regular graduate faculty appointment. To nominate cooperating graduate faculty, the graduate chair shall send to the Graduate Dean a memo and a current CV of the nominee. The memo should indicate the level (full or associate) of appointment being requested and contain a statement certifying that the nomination has the approval of the majority of the regular faculty in the graduate program.

Affiliate Graduate Faculty

Affiliate graduate faculty members possess a specific expertise or background that may contribute to a students’ graduate work, but are not employed by UH. Such faculty may include Emeritus faculty as well as members of the community or other universities who possess the appropriate terminal degree and are otherwise qualified to work with graduate students. To nominate affiliate graduate faculty, the graduate chair shall send to the Graduate Dean the Affiliate Faculty Nomination Form together with a current CV and a copy of the fully executed Personnel Notification Form (PNF).