Faculty Eligibility and Resources

Eligibility guidelines and resources for faculty mentoring undergraduates in research.

Faculty Eligible to Mentor Students in Research

All tenured, tenure-track, and research-track faculty at the college and professional schools may supervise undergraduates in research. Research-track faculty includes research assistant professors, research associate professors, and research professors. Geisel School of Medicine faculty with the titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor may supervise undergraduates in research.

Faculty with other types of appointments may supervise undergraduates with relevant department or program chair, director, or dean approval. Examples of other appointment types include: visiting faculty, emeritus faculty, lecturer, senior lecturer, instructor, and post-doctoral scholar*.

Only those who are currently employed by Dartmouth are eligible to supervise undergraduates in research. Those whose primary employment is elsewhere but have adjunct or courtesy appointments at Dartmouth are not eligible to supervise undergraduates in research.

*If a postdoctoral fellow is working under the supervision/mentorship of a tenured or tenure-track faculty member, that faculty member should be designated as the primary mentor for undergraduate students (the postdoctoral fellow can be the direct supervisor for the student). If the postdoctoral fellow is working primarily independently and does not have a designated faculty member as mentor, then they can be the primary mentor for undergraduate students if permission is granted via this form: 



NOTE: it is expected that student researchers and faculty mentors both be on campus during the term(s) of the research unless there is a compelling reason to waive this requirement.