Faculty Specialist

The appointee shall hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and show potential for excellence in the administration and/or management of academic or research programs. Faculty Specialists are expected to engage in activities such as developing curriculum and/or innovative means for delivering curriculum, supervising the non-research activities of graduate or post-doctoral students, serving as grant writers or authors of other publications for an academic or research program, conducting specialized research duties or other such duties that would generate intellectual property to which the faculty member shall retain the rights. Appointments to this rank are typically one to three years and are renewable.

To complete the Appointment, Evaluation and Promotion (AEP) process for a Faculty Specialist, gather the required documents listed below and email them to UMIACS Coordinator Elizabeth Hontz.

*Each document needs to be signed and dated by the candidate for validity.

  • CV*
  • General List of Duties and Responsibilities*
  • UMIACS Professional-Track Faculty Policy*
  • Nomination Letter from UMIACS staff or faculty member
  • Professional Statement*
    • This should cover your professional activities, administrative, and/or managerial responsibilities, productivity, creativity and professional development.
  • References
    • Provide two references who will be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation. Your supervising faculty member will be contacted as your third reference.