UQ confers a variety of titles to recognise contributions and service.

Honorary or Adjunct titles

The University encourages the conferral of Honorary and Adjunct titles for people who are suitably qualified. This includes people of distinction and standing from academic institutions, industry, government and professions.

Honorary and Adjunct titles promote engagement and links with the community. 

Read the Honorary and Adjunct Title Holders Policy and Procedures [5.20.15] for more information.


You can nominate people for Level A–E Honorary and Adjunct titles through UQ Careers.

Nominate Honorary and Adjunct title holders (staff login required)

Professorial title nomination round dates

There are two rounds of nominations for professorial (Level E) titles each year. Nominations are considered by the Honorary and Adjunct Professorial Committee. 

Applications outside these rounds may only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Round 1 – for commencement on 1 July 2021
  • Applications open: 1 March 2021
  • Applications close: 7 May 2021
  • Committee meeting: 24 May 2021
Round 2 – for commencement on 1 January 2022
  • Applications open via UQ Jobs: 2 August 2021
  • Applications close: 8 October 2021
  • Committee meeting: 28 October 2021


The local HR Client Services team administers renewals at all academic levels.

Emeritus Professor and Industry Fellows

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Academic titles for health professionals

Visiting Academics

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Affiliate appointments

Conjoint or Academic Secondees

Contact your HR Client Services team for more information about: