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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. The application form to download can be found here (DOC 788KB).
  2. Provide written references as outlined in the application form.
  3. Provide an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae. Please use the CV template (DOC 110KB) or use this as a guide to what to include in your CV.
  4. Ensure you include a description of your teaching and research activities, especially as they relate to ANU and SMP.
  5. Submit the Application form via the submission link.


Once received, the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology 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 four weeks following this meeting.

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

For Level E new applicants, the Director of the School of Medicine and Psychology on advice from the 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 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 School of Medicine and Psychology.

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).

Updated:  28 February 2022/Responsible Officer:  Dean, Medical School/Page Contact:  Webmaster, Medical School