How to Become a MEES Faculty Member

Several steps must be taken to become a MEES faculty Member.  If you are interested, please submit the Appointment Request Form (information regarding this is outlined below), email the MEES Office to be added to the Faculty e-mail listserv, and provide MEES with the appropriate "Faculty Directory Blurb" for the website (for ideas, please see the current Faculty Directory)


In order to become a member of the MEES Graduate Program faculty, the MEES Faculty Appointment Request Form must be submitted to the MEES Program Office, along with a current C.V.  You can access the Appointment Request form by submitting it electronically using the link to the left or By printing the form from page 9  of the faculty handbook and submitting it to the MEES Prbgram Office.  In doing so, you are agreeing to the terms stated below. Please contact the MEES office at mees@umd.edu to be added to the MEES Faculty e-mail listserv.

Faculty Appointment Process and Responsibilities

1. Individuals will be appointed to the MEES Program Graduate Faculty for a five-year term based on:

  • Their interest in participating and approval of their chairperson or director
  • The appropriateness of their areas of research interest and evidence of current research activity and publication
  • Their current appointment to a graduate faculty of an institution within the University System of Maryland
  • A review by the MEES Program Committee, followed by official appointment by the MEES Director.

2.  The benefits available to a MEES faculty member will be:

  • The right to advise MEES students

3. Duties of a MEES faculty member will include

  • Advising, and graduating, one or more MEES students during the faculty member's term
  • Serving on committees for other MEES students as needed
  • Agreeing to serve on MEES Program and AOS committees on a rotating basis. 
  • Teaching at least three graduate credits every other year, or equivalent parts thereof.  This must be either a MEES course, or a MEES-relevant course in a department.  
  • Abiding by the policies of the MEES Program as established by the Program Committee.