New applicants

Any clinician new to the ACT, South East region of NSW and Sydney Adventist Hospital campus can apply for an academic title, based on their previous achievements in education, research and community (university, professional colleges, hospital and community healthcare settings, other). 
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 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 Once will consider your application at its next meeting. We will advise you of the outcome in writing within a month.

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

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).