I am currently a staff researcher at a public research university in the US. While a tenure-track position may be in my future, I would like some of the opportunities and responsibilities now. In particular, I want to be able to write grants as a PI and advise students and postdocs. I believe that I can do this as an adjunct faculty, but I have a few questions about where to start:
- What are common steps required to become an adjunct faculty?
- Where can I find additional information (e.g. would a university-wide policy be given at the university website?)
- Assuming I speak with the department chair, what should I say? Are my justifications sufficient.
- How could I sell my case, other than my (demonstrated) ability to obtain funding and (undemonstrated) ability to be an advisor?