Faculty of Sciences

Emeritus Professors and Readers

Appointment Process

The award of Emeritus status is exceptional in nature and is made to recognise a former employee’s distinguished service to the University, their academic School and their own academic discipline.

The Emeritus title may be awarded to a Professor or Reader who has retired, or is about to retire, from the University and is, or is about to be, in receipt of a pension. If the Emeritus appointment is approved it will be effective from the day following the individual’s official retirement date.

The individual must have been a member of academic staff at the University of Kent for a minimum of seven consecutive academic years.

The Emeritus title is conferred in perpetuity but is not remunerated, and the University retains the right to suspend or remove the title if:

    The individual goes back into paid employment in an academic or professional role, or
    If a conflict of interest arises or it is considered that damage may be caused to the reputation of the University by continued association with the individual.

The Emeritus Professor or Reader will have continued access to their University email account and Library facilities post retirement, but will not have any rights to other University facilities or space.

There are no specific forms for this and the process for nominations for Emeritus appointments is detailed on the following document:

Conferment of the titles of Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Reader


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