New applicants

Any clinician new to the ACT, South East region of NSW and Sydney Adventist Hospital campus who are interested in teaching in the ANU medical program and being involved in research, can apply for an academic title, based on their previous achievements in education, research and community (university, professional colleges, hospital and community healthcare settings). 
Honorary academic title is for a fixed-term period, or if the applicant’s work-related association with the ACT, SE NSW or Sydney Adventist Hospital campus ends before the fixed-term period.

How to complete an honorary title application

  1. Complete the Application form (DOCX 695KB).
  2. You will need to provide:
    • endorsement of your application by an academic supervisor from within the Medical school and a clinical supervisor
    • two referees details of your planned participation in the ANU Medical School's teaching and research activities. Refer to the application form for example.
  3. Provide an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae using the CV template (DOC 110KB). It is helpful to include an evaluation of your teaching and research activities or any other evidence you consider important to draw to the Committee's attention.
  4. Submit the Application form via the job advertisement.


Once received, the Medical School Appointment, Renewal and Promotion Committee will consider your application at its next meeting. We will advise you of the outcome for Levels A to D in writing within a month following this meeting.

The committee may request Level D and Level E new applicants (clinical or full) to be interviewed by the committee before a recommendation can be made. 

For Level E new applicants, the Director of the Medical School on advice from the Medical School Appointment, Renewal and Promotion Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health and Medicine and ANU Vice-Chancellor to support or refute the application to Level E. An interview with the Medical School Appointment, Renewal and Promotion Committee may be required to make a decision on the recommendation.  Once the Vice-Chancellor has considered your application, you will be notified of the outcome. 

Outlining teaching and research activities

Be as specific as you can when outlining previous teaching and research activities.

For teaching contributions, provide details on the number of lectures/workshops you have given, information on university committee membership, involvement in curriculum or course development, review, etc.

For research contributions, provide details of funding received, presentations at conferences, invitations to conferences and other institutions, membership of committees, assessing funding applications, etc.

For details, see the Honorary Academic Title Performance and Promotion Indicators which set out the expectations required of honorary academic staff members at each level of appointment in the ANU Medical School.

Statement regarding achievements relative to opportunity

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, etc.

You should also list your type of appointment, describe how many hours you work, and how much of that is designated for academic work (teaching or research).