Our Faculty Associates play a special role in IRES, compared to many other units. A large percentage of the graduate student population (of over 100 students) in IRES are supervised by advisors from other departments. Some Faculty Associate members have a large number of graduate students in our institute, while others supervise only one or a few students. Hence Faculty Associates are crucial for the role they play in supervising the interdisciplinary graduate students in our institute. IRES Faculty Associates are nominated by an IRES faculty member and voted on by the faculty. Becoming a Faculty Associate also requires the agreement of the Dean and the home department head, and is generally based on previous involvement with our institute.
To be eligible for Faculty Associate status, the faculty member must first have served on a student supervisory committee. In addition, IRES faculty members can nominate a faculty member to be a Faculty Associate given their own prior experience with the potential supervisor. Faculty Associates are initially given a term of two years, as a trial period to develop and assess the working relationship between IRES and the Faculty Associate. After the initial trial period, a Faculty Associate may be appointed for three years.
IRES effectively delegates responsibilities of the normal IRES Faculty Supervisor to its Faculty Associates. Hence it is important that Faculty Associates be aware of the norms of the program and expectations that this entails. They must understand and be willing to implement the procedures that IRES uses to manage its graduate program. To view the IRES Internal Policy Regarding Faculty Associates click here.
This webpage was last updated February 10, 2017.