Qualifications for Appointment


Full Member
indefinite term, subject to review:
rank of associate professor or professor in a department offering work for graduate credit;
highest degree appropriate to the field or unquestionable evidence of comparable achievement in the field;
experience in direction of theses and/or dissertations or in developing and teaching graduate-credit courses;
current and sustained scholarly or creative activities as indicated by publications in recognized journals in the field, books, and exhibitions or performances.Associate Member
Initial appointment of new faculty members:
six-year term for initial appointment; three-year term for reappointment, renewable;
rank of assistant professor or higher in a department offering work for graduate credit;
highest degree appropriate to the field or unquestionable evidence of comparable achievement in the field.
Renewal of appointment or initial appointment of faculty members with at least six years of professional experience:

qualifications include participation in the graduate program and scholarly or creative activities indicated by publications in recognized journals in the field, books, and exhibitions or performances.

Affiliate Member
three-year term; renewable;
qualified for associate membership but ineligible because appointment is not in an LSU department offering work for graduate credit or because appointment is not at the rank of assistant professor or higher;|
may serve as member of thesis, dissertation, and examination committees but may not normally chair one of those committees;
affiliate members who have a continuing and particularly close association with a graduate instructional program may, at the special request of the department, be given permission by the dean of the Graduate School to chair committees.