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1.  Purpose and Objectives

These procedures outline the process for conferral of the title ‘Emeritus Professor’ at The University of Queensland.

2.  Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

Head - Head of school or equivalent level

3.  Procedures Scope/Coverage

These procedures apply to the conferral of the title ‘Emeritus Professor’ on outstanding professorial staff who have either retired or resigned from the University.

4.  Procedures Statement

The Head should make a written recommendation for conferral of the title ‘Emeritus Professor’ to the appropriate Executive Dean/Institute Director. Recommendations must include the nominee’s summarised biographical information, academic achievements and contributions to the University. 

The Executive Dean/Institute Director will provide additional comment on the recommendation and forward the completed recommendation to the Vice-Chancellor for consideration and approval. The Vice-Chancellor will inform the nominee of the decision in writing. 

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor will advise the relevant officers of the University (Executive Dean/Institute Director, Head), relevant HR Manager/Consultant and the Academic Policy and Programs Unit of the conferral of the title. 

The relevant HR staff will enter the Emeritus Professor information into the human resource information system.

Where the title is conferred, it will be effective from the date of retirement, resignation effective date or date approved by the Vice-Chancellor, whichever is the later.

Chief Human Resources Officer Dr Al Jury