4.6 Minimum Qualifications for Research Faculty Ranks

While a doctoral degree is usually required for appointment to the research faculty ranks at Mines, in exceptional cases as may be determined by the Provost, the needs of Mines may dictate that professional experience and/or accomplishments beyond the baccalaureate degree may be considered the equivalent of a doctoral degree.


4.6.1 Research Associate

  1. Minimum of a baccalaureate degree

4.6.2 Research Assistant Professor

  1. Doctoral degree; and
  2. Demonstrated potential for successful scholarship and service

4.6.3 Research Associate Professor

  1. Doctoral degree;
  2. Documented success in scholarship and service; and
  3. Potential for national or international professional recognition

4.6.4 Research Professor

  1. Doctoral degree;
  2. Record of excellence in scholarship and service; and
  3. National or international professional recognition

4.6.5 Research Support

  1. Experience closely related to the job duties of the position; and
  2. Education typically found in a technical degree or equivalent

4.6.6 Affiliate Faculty

An Affiliate Faculty member must possess the qualifications for the position to which he or she is appointed.

4.6.7 External Joint Appointee

  1. Doctoral degree;
  2. Record of excellence in scholarship and service;
  3. National or international professional recognition; and
  4. Strong collaboration with Mines faculty.