The Senior Academic Promotions Committee may also confer the following titles:
Professor Emeritus upon a member of staff who is retiring, who has held a professorial title while in the employment of the University, and who is deemed to have served the University with particular distinction.
Visiting Professor upon a distinguished person who satisfies the professorial criteria and who undertakes a regular commitment to the University’s activities. The title will be awarded for a maximum of five years and can be renewed. The appointment lapses with the termination of the connection with the University.
Nominations for Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor should be made by the faculty and should include:
- a written statement of support from the Head of Department, endorsed by the Dean, which includes an explanation of the contribution that the Professor will make to the University, if appointed
- a copy of the nominee's CV.
The full application should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered at the next meeting of the committee, usually in December, March or July, although this is subject to change. To confirm the next meeting date, please email email@example.com. Visiting professor appointments will take effect from the first day of the month following that in which the meeting takes place. Professor Emeritus appointments will take effect from the day after the end of salaried employment.
The title of Visiting Fellow may be conferred upon a person who has demonstrated distinction in areas relevant to the mission and work of the University. The title will be awarded for a maximum of three years, and can be renewed. The appointment lapses with the termination of the connection. Faculties should discuss and approve nominations for the appointment of Visiting Fellows at either the Faculty RKEC or SE committee, and pass them for approval to the University RKEC through the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research). The final decision rests with the University RKEC.
Appointments will normally be for a maximum period of three years and nominations should provide a clear and detailed explanation of the contribution that the Fellow will make to the University, if appointed. Fellows are non-stipendiary and are not employed by the University; they may, of course, receive expenses for travel and subsistence necessarily incurred in the course of carrying out functions for the University. PVC/Deans would be expected to approve such expense payments in accordance with the University's Financial Regulations.