Nomination & Appointment of Faculty

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 program graduate faculty approval and upon recommendation from the College/School Dean, newly appointed  tenure-track “I” and “R” UHM faculty at Rank 3 or above in an academic department that houses a graduate program are eligible to become full members of the graduate faculty.  This will be known as their “home” program. The appointment of Rank 3 Specialists and Extension Agents as a full member of the graduate faculty 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 members.

To nominate regular graduate faculty, the graduate chair, with the support of the majority of the graduate faculty shall send via their department chair and college/school Dean, the Regular Graduate Faculty Nomination Form together with a current CV. A copy of the CV should also be sent via email to the Office of Graduate Education (OGE@hawaii.edu) with a note about the nomination form being en route to OGE.

Cooperating Graduate Faculty

With program graduate faculty approval and upon recommendation from the College/School Dean, regular members from another graduate program, research (R) faculty employed by a UHM research unit or faculty members at another UH campus may be nominated as a cooperating member.  For R faculty or UH faculty at another UH campus, the first cooperating appointment will be the “home” program.

To nominate cooperating graduate faculty, the graduate chair, with the support of the majority of the graduate faculty shall send via their department chair and college/school Dean, the Cooperating Graduate Faculty Nomination Form together with a current CV. A copy of the CV should also be sent via email to the Office of Graduate Education (OGE@hawaii.edu) with a note about the nomination form being en route to OGE.

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).