We proudly acknowledge that high quality education and research in medicine, biomedical sciences and public health would not be possible without the tireless work of our hospital and clinic-based health professionals. These health professionals may be registrars in teaching hospitals, eminent specialists in private practice, or experienced general practitioners who play a vital role in primary care.

They are vital in training the next generation of doctors and health professionals. To recognise the work of these hardworking health professionals, the Faculty awards individuals with academic titles.

Every day, our Academic Title Holders supervise research students, mentor up and coming junior researchers, and take on hours of research activity in their own time to find better ways of treating patients.

More than 3,800 Queensland doctors do this special work on behalf of UQ every day.

Next time you visit your GP or specialist, take a second look to see if they are hold a title other than doctor (eg. Professor) - or look for a small Health at UQ pin on their lanyard. These are two small clues to let you know your doctor is an Academic Title Holder.

New and existing applications for academic titles are welcomed. These titles are assessed by the relevant school leaders and committees and awarded on a three year basis to professionals who make significant contributions to the University.

We thank our Academic Title Holders for being an integral part of medical education and research at The University of Queensland.

2. Academic Title Holder promotion

In recognising the professional development and growth of Health Professionals, the University encourages Academic Title holders to apply for promotion. All Academic Holders are entitled to apply for promotion to a higher level in the final year of their three year term, this promotion would then be effective for their Academic Title renewal for the following three years.

For promotion to Academic Levels B and C (Lecturer and Senior Lecturer respectively) please select promotion in the drop down box on the application form and specify the level you are applying for. This application will then be considered by the school and faculty and actioned as part of your renewal.

For promotion to Academic Level D (Associate Professor) all title holders must participate in an interview with the Associate Professor Interview Committee. These interviews are conducted a couple of times a year as required and depending on availability.  If successful the promotion is actioned as part of the renewal process.

Promotion to Academic Level E (Professor) is managed by the Professorial Promotions Committee. Generally the Committee will conduct an annual round in which candidates can apply for promotion. Applications for promotion to Professor are made in accordance with the Promotion to Professor Policy and Procedures.

Please refer to the Guide to Eligibility section for further information on requirements for applying for Promotion to Level D or E, as well as information on the criteria for academic performance against which the promotion application will be assessed.