Emeritus upon retirement


Emeritus Faculty policy.

Emeritus rank is conferred upon retiring academic faculty following nominations made to the Board of Visitors by the president for the following categories of employees:

  • tenured associate or full professors retiring after at least ten years of service;
  • endowed chair holders retiring with five years of continuous service;
  • former tenured associate or full professors who have previously retired after ten years service; and
  • non-tenured academic faculty who hold associate or full professorial rank who are retiring after at least ten years of service and are approved by the provost through a special request from their school.

Emeritus status is an honor; membership in one of the above categories does not automatically qualify a faculty member for emeritus status. The faculty member must be recommended by his or her department and school.


Kellie Gildersleeve
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Human Resources
PO Box 800790
Phone: 434-924-8406
Email: keg5a@virginia.edu

Christine Rudge
Director, Human Resources
University Physicians Group
Phone: 434-972-4288
Email: cr2j@virginia.edu