Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD)

Honorary academic title

Honorary academic title holders are valued members of the School of Medicine and Psychology who bring their expertise to enhance our education and research endeavours, and outreach to the community.

They are part of a vibrant academic and clinical community that strives to improve the health of the nation through nurturing and inspiring the next generation of doctors and researchers, within an environment that encourages collegiality and can enhance well-being and job satisfaction.

Title holders contribute to the activities of the School through teaching and tutoring; clinical skills and bedside teaching; assessment; mentoring; research activities and supervision; development and review of curriculum; and professional service on committees, and leadership – to name just a few. 

In return, we provide several benefits and opportunities.

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Honorary title holders engage in teaching, supervision, curriculum development, mentoring, research, and service, including clinical and academic roles.

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Academic title holders at ANU benefit from professional development, research involvement, library access, ANU profiles, and insurance coverage.

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Clinicians, academics, researchers in ACT, SE NSW, and Sydney Adventist Hospital can apply for ANU honorary academic titles. Steps include submitting references, CV, and detailing teaching and research activities.

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Honorary title holders can renew ANU honorary titles by submitting references, CV, and activity details. Application steps, deadlines, and outcomes outlined

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Apply for full honorary academic titles at ANU. Steps include discussing with supervisors, completing documentation, and outlining teaching and research activities.

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Honorary Clinical Title refers to individuals who contribute some expertise and experience to the School of Medicine and Psychology to support research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.

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Frequently asked questions

Useful definitions: clinician, honorary status, academic title

  • Clinician: A person on the ANU approved Health Practitioner List, who possesses professional expertise and experience needed to support the research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University. 
  • Honorary status: As a clinician, a title holder is considered to hold honorary status with ANU, and does not establish any employment relationship with the University. The appointment does not alter any existing employment relationship with another organisation or institution.
  • Academic Title: There are two types of honorary 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.

What is the role of each committee in the conferral of academic title?

The School of Medicine and Psychology Appointment Renewal and Clinical Promotion Committee will make a recommendation to the Director of the the School to decide on:

  • Appointment to honorary Academic Level A-D.
  • Appointment or promotion to honorary Academic Clinical Title Level E: the School Director sends the recommendation to the Vice-Chancellor.
  • Renewal of honorary Academic Clinical Title A-D.
  • Promotion to (honorary) Academic Clinical Title Level B-D.
  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Levels B-D  - should be submitted to the separate College of Health & Medicine Local Promotions Committee.
  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Level E - should be submitted to the separate University Promotions Committee.

The College of Health and Medicine (CHM) Local Promotions Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean of CHM to make a decision on:

  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Level B-D.

The University Promotions Committee will make a decision on:

  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Level E.

The Vice-Chancellor will make a decision on:

  • Appointment and promotion to Academic Clinical Title Level E.

What information should be included in my Curriculum Vitae?

Please use the CV template provided below when updating and submitting your CV.

How do I assess my 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. You should also list your type of appointment.

Please refer to the ANU Guideline on assessing achievement relative to opportunity which outlines the best manner in which to document the ways in which your achievements may have been impacted.

How do I appeal a decision?

For appeals, please follow the ANU appointments and promotion process.

If I am a paid employee of the ANU, what is the appropriate appointments and promotion process?

Clinicians and staff who are employed and paid by the ANU (full-time or part-time) are required to go through the separate annual ANU appointments and promotion process.