Clinical academic titles
This document must be read in conjunction with the University’s policy: Honorary Titles Policy 2013 and the University's procedures: Honorary Titles Procedures 2013.
Clinical academic titles may be conferred by the University primarily on salaried staff and visiting staff of teaching hospitals and on other health professionals who meet teaching needs, on a regular basis, which the University may not otherwise satisfy and who may also contribute to the University’s research activities. The conferring of a clinical academic title does not establish an employment relationship with the University, nor alter any employment relationship that currently exists, nor does it entitle the recipient to any salary payments nor alter any salary payments that currently exist.
All persons on whom clinical academic titles are conferred on the basis of their contribution to the activities of the Faculty of Medicine (known as Sydney Medical School) become members of the Faculty and members of the appropriate School of the Faculty. They are then able to participate as fully as they wish in the academic affairs of Sydney Medical School, including supervision of postgraduate students in their own right, provided they meet the necessary requirements in accordance with University policy. They are entitled to access the University Library and may also be issued with a University email address. They are also entitled to use the University logo on their stationery and business cards in accordance with University policy.
Clinical academic title holders are expected to teach and examine for Sydney Medical School as required by the Head of the relevant School at no cost to the University and may also be expected to make a contribution to research and scholarship and administration. They are required to submit their applications for research support to external agencies through the University’s Research Office whenever they are the principal investigator on the application and, in doing so, become eligible for Research Infrastructure Block Grant support and certain University funding schemes as determined by University policy. They are also required to acknowledge the University of Sydney in the by-line of any publications resulting from research undertaken in their capacity as a University of Sydney affiliate.
Sydney Medical School has developed Guidelines for the Award of Clinical Academic Titles in Sydney Medical School to assist Heads of School and Heads of Discipline to determine the most appropriate level of award for a particular person. There are a number of core requirements, but there is sufficient flexibility within each domain such that there are many ways of reaching the required level.
PLEASE NOTE: In the case of nominations of existing title holders (level A - D) for a more senior title, the relevant Head of Discipline and/or Head of School should particularly comment on the nominee’s achievements since having been awarded a clinical academic title at his/her current level.
Nominations may be considered for awards at the level of:
- Clinical Associate Lecturer (Level A)
- Clinical Lecturer (Level B)
- Clinical Senior Lecturer (Level C)
- Clinical Associate Professor (Level D) and
- Clinical Professor (Level E).
All clinical title nominations for the various levels may be applied through the University’s Honorary Title Nomination and Appointment Form:
Honorary Title Nomination and Appointment Form
Please send all clinical academic title applications to:
Ms Marie Topping
Sydney Medical School
Edward Ford Building (A27)
All applications MUST have both the relevant Head of Discipline and Head of School's recommendation prior to submission to the Dean's Office.