Distinguished Professors

Distinguished Professors

The title Macquarie University Distinguished Professor is awarded to eminent Professors of exceptional distinction who have made an outstanding contribution to their field or discipline and to Macquarie University.

The title is awarded for five years or until the retirement or resignation of the staff member, whichever is the earlier. The title may be awarded for consecutive periods.

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must hold the title ‘Professor’ at Macquarie University. The expectation is that the person would be in the top 1% of their field and continuing to demonstrate excellence. The title is awarded based on merit as assessed against the selection criteria.


Each year, there is a call for nominations for the award of Macquarie University Distinguished Professor from the Executive Deans and Deans.

To submit a nomination use the Distinguished Professor nomination form. The nomination should include:

  • a case addressing how the applicant meets the selection criteria,
  • a summary of the case for nomination in the form of a public citation, and
  • a full curriculum vitae

The Distinguished Professor Committee, consisting of the DVC Academic, DVC Research, Vice-President of Academic Senate and the Director Human Resources, reviews nominations before making a recommendation to the Vice-Chancellor and University Council.

Need more help?

For more information see the Award of Distinguished Professor Policy and the Award of Distinguished Professor Procedure or contact the Office of the Director, Human Resources.

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