Honorary Academic Title

As a clinician, a title holder is considered to hold honorary status with ANU when they hold an unpaid appointment, and do not establish any employment relationship between the University and the appointment does not alter any existing employment relationship with another organisation or institution.

Academic Title:

There are two types of academic titles available to clinicians.

  • Full Academic (Levels A to E) refers to individuals who possess and contribute significant professional expertise and experience needed to support the research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.
  • Clinical (Levels A to E) refers to individuals who contribute some expertise and experience to the school to support research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.

In order to receive honorary academic title applicants should follow the steps below, more information and guidance is found in the Guidelines for academic titles for clinicians (PDF, 325 KB).

Any title is for a fixed-term period and a renewal application must be submitted by the title holder six months before the term ends.

The Medical School Appointments and Promotion Committee Appointment will advise the Dean of the Medical School on appointments for Clinical or Academic Level A-D. Other title applications are made through the University process.  

Application

In order to receive honorary academic title applicants should follow the steps below. Academic title is for a fixed-term period and a renewal application must be submitted by the title holder six months before the term ends. For more information please see the guidelines for academic titles for clinicians (PDF, 325 KB).

  1. Complete the Application form (RTF, 344 KB). You will need to provide details of a Medical School academic supervisor who supports your application; two referees; and details of your planned participation in the Medical School's teaching and research activities. Some examples of research and teaching activities are listed below.

    • Involved in developing and reviewing curriculum and assessment materials.
    • Facilitate problem-based learning tutorials.
    • Clinical skills teaching.
    • Clinical exam supervision (registered medical specialists).
    • Deliver lectures.
    • Supervise Higher Degree by Research students (PhD, MPhil).
    • Provide research project supervision in the MChD degree.
    • Supervise ANU medical students on clinical placements.
    • Mentor junior medical staff.
    • Act as a Student Year Coordinator.
    • Serve on a committee or working group.
    • Develop and submit applications for competitive grant funding.
  2. Provide an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae as outlined on page 3 of the application form as well in the guidelines for academic titles for clinicians. A guide to indicators for academic title can be found on the ANU Services website.
  3. Include an evaluation of your teaching and research activities or any other evidence you consider important to draw to the Committee's attention.
  4. Email an electronic copy of your application to the Medical School Appointments Committee secretariat science.curtin.hr@anu.edu.au 

The ANU is an equal opportunity employer.  It may be relevant to also prepare a statement regarding your “achievements relative to opportunity”. This statement is very important if your academic contributions have been affected by caring responsibilities, chronic illness, disability, prolonged leave, fractional full time equivalent work or significant clinical/managerial loads in your roles. You should also list your type of appointment

Once received, the application will be considered by the Appointments and Promotion Committee at its next meeting and you will be advised in writing of the outcome within a month following the meeting.

Applicants who are unsuccessful may lodge an appeal in line with the Academic Titles Conferral Procedure on the basis that there has been a procedural irregularity resulting in material disadvantage.

Appeals are made in writing to the Vice-Chancellor within three months of delivery of the notification of outcome.  The Vice-Chancellor will seek advice as to whether or not there has been a breach of procedure, and on the basis of that advice:

  • Confirm the original determination to deny the conferral of an academic title, or
  • Uphold the appeal and approve the conferral of an academic title.

Appellants will receive written notification of the outcome of the appeal.  The effective date of conferral will be set out in the letter of offer.

Contact

Human Resources Team, Curtin Hub

ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

Email:  science.curtin.hr@anu.edu.au

 

 

Renewal

The Medical School welcomes applications from medical specialist individuals who would like to continue to contribute to our research and education activities and renew their existing academic title with the University.

The renewal application must be submitted at least three to six months before the previous term ends.

To renew honorary academic title, please follow the steps below.

  1. Update your Curriculum Vitae.  A copy of your current CV will need to be included with your submission. A guide to indicators for academic title (PDF, 325 KB) (restricted access) can be found on the ANU Services website.
  2. Complete the renewal form (RTF, 331 KB) for academic renewal.
  3. Discuss your application with your Medical School academic supervisor as well as your clinical supervisor.
  4. Include evaluation of your teaching and research activities as well as any other evidence you consider important to draw to the Committee's attention.
  5. Email the signed and completed form together with your CV to the Medical School Appointments and Promotion Committee

    E:  science.curtin.hr@anu.edu.au

The ANU is an equal opportunity employer.  It may be relevant to also prepare a statement regarding your “achievements relative to opportunity”. This statement is very important if your academic contributions have been affected by caring responsibilities, chronic illness, disability, prolonged leave, fractional full time equivalent work or significant clinical/managerial loads in your roles. You should also list your type of appointment

There is a separate guidance paper endorsed by the ANU (PDF, 146 KB) (restricted access) which outlines the best manner in which document the ways in which your achievements may have been impacted.

If you do not have a u number to see this document, please refer to the ANU Medical School Website where the document can also be found.

Once received, the renewal application will be considered by the Appointments and Promotion Committee at its next meeting and you will be advised in writing of the outcome within a month following the meeting.

Please note that this is not a promotion process. Promotion applications are through a separate annual University promotions round for those with full academic title. People holding honorary clinical title may apply at the same level or a higher level at the time of renewal if they and their academic supervisor consider the case strong. Please read the guidelines for academic titles for clinicians (PDF, 325 KB) for more information and guidance.

If you have any questions, please direct them to science.curtin.hr@anu.edu.au

Promotion

All applications should be sent to the Medical School Appointments Committee secretariat science.curtin.hr@anu.edu.au

The Medical School Appointments and Promotions Committee will either make a decision on an application or a recommendation through the Dean of the Medical School to the relevant other committees, and forward this with the applicant’s paperwork and support by the Dean to the relevant other university committees. 

In order to apply for promotion, clinicians should follow the steps outlined in the process below. Any title is for a fixed-term period and a renewal application must be submitted by the title holder six months before the term ends. More information can be found in the guidelines for academic titles for clinicians (PDF, 325 KB).

Forms for promotion to honorary clinical or full status will be updated on the ANU website annually.

The ANU is an equal opportunity employer.  It may be relevant to also prepare a statement regarding your achievements relative to opportunity. This statement is very important if your academic contributions have been affected by caring responsibilities, chronic illness, disability, prolonged leave, fractional full time equivalent work or significant clinical/managerial loads in your roles. You should also list your type of appointment.

There is a separate guidance paper endorsed by the ANU (PDF, 145 KB) (restricted access) which outlines the best manner in which document the ways in which your achievements may have been impacted.

If you do not have a university ID number to see this document, please refer to the ANU Medical School Website where the document can also be found.

To apply for promotion of clinical level:

  1. Discuss application with academic and clinical supervisor and determine the level (clinical and Level B-E) with them
  2. For promotion to Clinical Level B-D please use the renewal form (RTF, 331 KB), which outlines the requirements for promotion
  3. Update your Curriculum Vitae.  A copy of your current CV will need to be included with your submission.
  4. Include evaluation of your teaching and research activities as well as any other evidence you consider important to draw to the Committee's attention
  5. Email the signed and completed form together with your CV to the secretariat of the Medical School Appointments Committee at science.curtin.hr@anu.edu.au

To apply for promotion of full level:

  1. Discuss application with academic and clinical supervisor and determine the level (Level B-E) with them
  2. For promotion to Full Level B-E please use the forms posted on the ANU promotions website (restricted access)
  3. Update your Curriculum Vitae.  A copy of your current CV will need to be included with your submission.
  4. Include evaluation of your teaching and research activities as well as any other evidence you consider important to draw to the Committee's attention
  5. Referees as per ANU website
  6. Email the signed and completed form together with your CV to the secretariat of the Medical School Appointments Committee at science.curtin.hr@anu.edu.au

The decision on promotion to clinical title Level B-D will be made by the Dean of the Medical School on advice from the Medical School Appointments and Promotion Committee. You will be contacted by the secretariat of the Medical School Appointments and Promotion Committee after the meeting and informed of the decision. A list of clinicians who have been successful in their application for promotion to Clinical level B-D will be sent for information to the Medical School Senior Faculty Executive and the Dean of the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.

For applications to academic promotion to full academic title Level B-E, or clinical academic title Level E, the secretariat of the Medical School Appointments and Promotion Committee will forward your application to the relevant other committees. The Medical School Appointments and Promotion Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean of the Medical School to support or refute the application to full academic title Level B-E or Clinical academic title Level E. The support of the application by the Dean of the Medical School will be by signature on the application form as well as a supportive letter to the respective committees.

The decision on promotion to full academic title Level B-D will be made by the Dean of CMBE, advised by the Local Promotion Committee of the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.  

Applicants who are unsuccessful may lodge an appeal in line with the Academic Titles Conferral Procedure on the basis that there has been a procedural irregularity resulting in material disadvantage.

Appeals are made in writing to the Vice-Chancellor within three months of delivery of the notification of outcome.  The Vice-Chancellor will seek advice as to whether or not there has been a breach of procedure, and on the basis of that advice:

  • Confirm the original determination to deny the conferral of an academic title, or
  • Uphold the appeal and approve the conferral of an academic title.

Appellants will receive written notification of the outcome of the appeal. The effectie date of conferral will be set out in the letter of offer.  

Updated:  27 April 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, Medical School/Page Contact:  Webmaster, Medical School