Faculty Requirements

The faculty at DGA is comprised of Core, Associate and Professorial Fellows, all coming from several departments and schools within Rutgers University. Below are the requirements for Core, Associate and Professorial Fellows.

Core Faculty Requirements:

  • Ph.D., J.D. or its equivalent in a field relevant to Global Affairs, including, but not limited to, Criminal Justice, Political Science, History, Anthropology, Economics, Business, Sociology, Education, Nursing, Law, Public Policy and Public Administration;
  • Tenure or tenure track faculty rank at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at Rutgers University;
  • Record of scholarly accomplishments, which indicates the ability to conduct original research and to supervise doctoral students as demonstrated by publications (books, refereed journal articles, and book chapters) and participation at national and international conferences;
  • Demonstration of a commitment to interdisciplinarity in their scholarship and pedagogy;
  • Teach one course per year related to Global Affairs (except during approved leaves of absence);
  • Mentor Ph.D. students on their dissertation or M.S. students on their thesis (tenured faculty only);
  • Be seated on at least one DGA governance committee;
  • Submit to a review every five years.

Associate Faculty Requirements:

  • Ph.D., J.D. or its equivalent in a field relevant to Global Affairs, including, but not limited to, Criminal Justice, Political Science, History, Anthropology, Economics, Business, Sociology, Education, Nursing, Law, Public Policy and Public Administration;
  • Tenure or tenure track faculty rank at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at an institution of higher education, title of faculty emeritus from an institution of higher education or in a high level position in which scholarship is a requirement of the position at an international organization, a national organization with an international portfolio or an NGO;
  • Record of scholarly accomplishments, which indicates the ability to conduct original research and to supervise doctoral students as demonstrated by publications (books, refereed journal articles, and book chapters) and participation at national and international conferences;
  • Demonstration of a commitment to interdisciplinary in their scholarship and pedagogy;
  • Assist in the mentoring of Ph.D. students on their dissertation or M.S. students on their thesis (tenured faculty only);
  • Submit to a review every three years.

Professorial Fellow Requirements:

  • Ph.D., J.D. or its equivalent in a field relevant to Global Affairs, including, but not limited to, Criminal Justice, Political Science, History, Anthropology, Geography, Geological Sciences, Economics, Business, Sociology, Education, Nursing, Law and Public Administration;
  • Retained a position at Rutgers Newark as a tenured faculty member at the rank of Full Professor and a core faculty member of the DGA;
  • Record of scholarly accomplishments, which indicates the ability to conduct original research and to supervise doctoral students as demonstrated by publications (books, refereed journal articles, and book chapters);
  • Demonstration of a commitment to interdisciplinary in their scholarship and pedagogy;
  • Assist in the mentoring of Ph.D. students on their dissertation or M.S. students on their thesis (tenured faculty only);
  • Submit to a review every three years.

Process for Membership:

Potential members of the DGA Core Faculty, Associate Faculty and Professorial Fellows must submit a curriculum vita and bio to the Director for review.  Once approved by the Director, the curriculum vita and bio are forwarded to the core faculty for approval by a vote of the majority, then to the Dean of the Graduate School for final approval.

Only Core Faculty have voting rights within the DGA.  Associate Faculty and Professorial Fellows are not eligible for a vote but may serve on a DGA governance committee, if approved by the Director.

Guidelines and criteria for the reviews of Core Faculty, Associate Faculty and Professorial Fellows are developed and updated by the DGA Faculty Review Committee. This committee will have five tenured faculty members with all members having the title of Professor I or above. The committee is comprised of the DGA Director, DGA Deputy Director, one to two additional core faculty and one to two associate faculty.

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