SCCT Faculty Membership

Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory (SCCT) Faculty are the official faculty for the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, a Ph.D. minor program. To serve as the SCCT minor representative on a graduate student's Ph.D. committee, you must be appointed to the SCCT Faculty by the Director of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs

Who may join the SCCT Faculty?

Membership on the SCCT Faculty is open to faculty who participate in interdisciplinary research or teaching at the University of Arizona and/or who have a demonstrated current scholarly interest and engagement with twentieth century theoretical traditions. Appointed membership on the SCCT Faculty is required if you plan to mentor SCCT Ph.D. minor graduate students by serving as the SCCT GIDP representative on their minor committees.

How do I become a member?

Those interested in joining the SCCT Faculty should submit: (a) a letter of request for membership (addressed "To the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Executive Committee") which describes your research focus and reasons for wanting to join the SCCT faculty, and (b) a current curriculum vita. Materials should be sent to the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory GIDP's Program Coordinator. After approval by the SCCT Executive Committee, nominees are recommended to the Director of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs, who confers membership to the SCCT Faculty. In order to ensure active faculty membership in the SCCT GIDP, appointments to the SCCT Faculty are reviewed periodically by the Executive Committee.

What are my responsibilities and opportunities as a member of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Faculty?

  • You may serve as minor representatives on Ph.D. committees for students in the Ph.D. minor program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory.
  • You should become familiar with the requirements of the SCCT Ph.D. minor, and offer an appropriate guidance when serving on Ph.D. examination and dissertation committees as a SCCT minor advisor.
  • You should act as conduits of information about the Ph.D. minor to potential students and encourage participation in the SCCT GIDP.
  • You should serve when asked to participate on ad hoc committees of the program.
  • You may vote on matters brought to the SCCT Faculty by the Executive Committee.
  • You may be asked periodically to provide information on your GIDP-related activities, according to University policies and procedures. 
  • You may be invited to serve as SCCT "Faculty Ambassadors" for your department or unit.