Emeritus status is intended to honor retiring faculty who have contributed extraordinarily to their department, the School, and/or the University over the course of their careers. Provost policy 018: Emeritus Faculty (link) details the eligibility requirements for emeritus status.
Emeritus status is an honor; eligibility does not guarantee conferral. The retiring faculty member must be recommended by their department chair, the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Provost, and ultimately be approved by the Board of Visitors.
In order to initiate a request for emeritus status, please review the School’s standard operating procedure “Granting of Emeritus Status to Retiring Faculty” (link).
For more information, please contact:
Susan Pollart, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development