Distinguished Professors

Distinguished Professors

Nominations for the title of Distinguished Professor are now open and will close on 14 August 2017.

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, a nominee 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.


Bi-annually, 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 (as per the nomination form)
  • a summary of the case for nomination in the form of a public citation (as per the nomination form), and
  • a full curriculum vitae

The Distinguished Professor Committee, consisting of the Vice-Chancellor, DVC Academic, DVC Research, Chair of Academic Senate and the Director, Human Resources, reviews nominations and determines outcomes.

2017 timeline

Nominations due date

14 August 2017

Nominations reviewed and outcomes communicated to Executive Deans and nominees

By 1 September 2017

Award ceremony

1 November 2017

Salary supplement / grant effective date

1 January 2018

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 on 9850 6844 or svetlana.martynovich@mq.edu.au.

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