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Honorary appointments

What is an honorary appointment?

An honorary appointment is a voluntary arrangement which allows esteemed individuals from other institutions and businesses to cooperate with academic staff at the University of Exeter. It allows them access to certain University of Exeter facilities to further their own research or to cooperate on joint research to the mutual benefit of both themselves and the University of Exeter.

An honorary appointment is not a contract of employment and honorary appointments will not receive any remuneration for work they undertake in their honorary capacity. The honorary appointee may however undertake separate ad hoc work paid on a claims basis which is not directly related to their honorary appointment.

The University reserves the right to terminate an honorary appointment at any time and for any reason prior to its expiry.

If, in the future, the honorary appointment is appointed to a substantive role within the University, their honorary appointment will cease.

An honorary appointment is not necessary to give an individual a University IT account and Library access. Colleges should create an associate IT account for this purpose. To do this please visit the online directory.

If you no longer require your honorary contract please email Jennifer Newbery.

 

Types of honorary appointment

Level of Honorary AppointmentCriteria
Honorary Professor To be conferred on a person with involvement in the University that is regular and significant. The appointee should be of an academic standing equivalent to that of Professor. There must be a substantial connection with the University and the candidate must be academically qualified for the status. They will be a leading international authority in their subject including an outstanding contribution to education or research or both.
Honorary Associate Professor

The title Honorary Associate Professor should be conferred on a person who would be deemed appropriate for such an appointment within the University. The candidate must be academically qualified for the status proposed. The individual must be a leading authority in the subject with an international reputation. The individual will also normally have experience of, and a demonstrated commitment towards fostering excellence in
research and/or education. This may include contributions as a research lead or principal investigator, or leadership/management responsibilities. The proposed individual should contribute at an appropriately high level to the academic work of the University.

Honorary Senior Lecturer The title Honorary Senior Lecturer should be conferred on a person who would be deemed appropriate for such an appointment within the University. The candidate must be academically qualified for the status proposed. The individual must be an externally recognised authority in the broader subject area. The proposed individual should contribute at a significant high level to the academic work of the University as a research contributor and/or with educational responsibilities which may include research, teaching, examinations, admissions, student support or management.
Honorary Lecturer The title Honorary Lecturer should be conferred on a person who would be deemed appropriate for such an appointment within the University. The candidate must be academically qualified for the status proposed. The individual must be an externally recognised authority in their specialism. The proposed individual should make a contribution to the academic work of the University as a research collaborator and/or teacher which may include research, teaching, examinations, admissions, student support or management.
Honorary Senior Research Fellow To be conferred on a person in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the University with particular reference to research activity. Evidence of outstanding ability judged by research publications and ability to attract external funding. The candidate would have a high level of responsibility, a nationally recognised reputation in the research area and a developing international reputation Candidates may already hold, or have held, similar, substantive positions at recognised universities. A PhD will be required.
Honorary Research Fellow The title is offered in recognition of a significant contribution to research in collaboration with University staff. Candidates may already hold, or have held, similar, substantive positions at recognised universities. A higher degree (PhD) is required.
Honorary Associate Research Fellow Visitors who will be making a positive contribution to research but whose qualifications/ experience do not fulfil the criteria for the title of Honorary University Fellow.

 

Types of clinical honorary appointment (Medical School only)

Level of Honorary AppointmentCriteria
Honorary Clinical Professor To be conferred on an individual typically working in a clinical organisation associated with the University. The appointee should normally be a senior clinician of an academic standing equivalent to that of Professor. Criteria for consideration for award of the title may include an outstanding contribution to research, education, and/or leadership in a clinical domain. The proposed individual should contribute at an appropriately high level to the academic work of the University.
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

The title Honorary Clinical Associate Professor to be conferred on an individual typically working in a clinical organisation associated with the University The appointee should normally be a senior clinician of an equivalent standing to that of Associate Professor. The individual will normally have experience of, and a demonstrated commitment towards fostering excellence in research, education and/or clinical leadership.
This may include contributions as a research lead or principal investigator, or leadership/management responsibilities. The proposed individual should contribute at an appropriately high level to the academic work of the University.

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer The title Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer should be conferred on an individual typically working in a clinical organisation associated with the University e.g. AfC grade 7 or above, consultant, qualified GP. The individual must be a senior clinician who is an externally recognised authority in their subject area. The proposed individual should make a significant contribution to the academic work of the University which may include research, teaching, examinations, admissions, student support or management.
Honorary Clinical Lecturer The title Honorary Clinical Lecturer should be conferred on an individual typically working in a clinical organisation associated with the University eg AfC grades 5-6, specialty registrar, GP registrar. The individual must be a clinician who possesses sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established teaching and/or research programmes. The proposed individual should make a contribution to the academic work of the University which may include research, teaching, examinations, admissions, student support or management.
Honorary Clinical Senior Research Fellow To be conferred on a person in recognition of outstanding contribution to the University with particular reference to research activity. The individual will normally be a senior member of NHS staff eg consultant, GP, AfC band 7, who is involved with research and either holds or is studying for a higher degree.
Honorary Clinical Research Fellow To be conferred on a person in recognition of outstanding contribution to the University with particular reference to research activity. The individual will normally be a senior member of NHS staff eg specialty registrar, GP registrar, AfC band 5-6, who is involved with research and either holds or is studying for a higher degree.
Honorary Clinical Associate Research Fellow Someone who is employed by the NHS and who undertakes research either full-time or part-time under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the University.