Any faculty member whose duties include teaching graduate level courses, thesis/dissertation supervision, graduate examining committee service, or research supervision of students on this campus must be appointed to the Graduate Faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder.

  • Regular graduate faculty appointments may be given to full-time tenure/tenure track faculty members of CU Boulder for a maximum of seven years.  
  • Special graduate faculty appointments are given to those individuals who are not full time members of CU Boulder faculty or do not meet the criteria outlined for regular membership, for a maximum of three years.


Graduate Program Assistant or staff member should include their name and e-mail, the name and e-mail of the department chair, and the name of the individual for whom a Graduate Faculty Appointment is being requested. 

On the form, please select “regular” or “special”, and then the corresponding faculty title from the drop down boxes. Select terms for the appointment to begin and end based upon the limits above.  A special appointment must have specific duties listed.

Please attach a current updated vita by clicking the attachments box. Due to HLC guidelines, if the individual does not hold the terminal degree in the field, you must attach a second document.  This should include relevant general information about the program and should explain the ways in which equivalent experience has been established for this individual.  This must be included even if the individual has previously held a graduate faculty appointment.

See the Graduate School website for more information on faculty appointment types. For detailed instructions click HERE


Please Complete the Following Information:

Department Staff


Department Chair


Individual being recommended for Graduate Faculty Membership