I. Membership in the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Membership in the Faculty of Graduate Studies is required to teach graduate courses, serve on supervisory and examining committees and supervise or co-supervise graduate students. The conditions for engagement with graduate programs varies with the type of membership held in FGS.

The following membership categories are available:

  • Regular
  • Adjunct (Retired)
  • Adjunct (FGS)
  • Adjunct (Scholar)
  • Adjunct (Scholar) for Dalhousie Postdoctoral Researchers

Terms of Membership

  1. Regular members have membership for the length of their academic appointment. 
  2. Adjunct (Retired) members are subject to limited terms as specified in their letter of appointment, normally 3 years.
  3. Adjunct (FGS) members are subject to limited terms as specified in their letter of appointment, normally 3 to 5 years.
  4. Adjunct (Scholar) members are limited to the duration of the student committee on which they serve or the duration of the course they teach.
  5. Adjunct (Scholar) Postdoctoral Researcher members have terms that cannot exceed six years, which is the maximum duration of all postdoctoral appointments at Dalhousie University. 

FGS should be notified when members in any of the above categories are no longer associated with a graduate program(s).

Detailed descriptions of the membership categories, and application procedures can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. Specific information on the roles that members of different categories may serve on supervisory committees can be found in Section IX “Thesis Supervisors and Supervisory Committees” of the FGS Regulations.

Appointment and continuation of appointments are subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.