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Process for Requesting Appointment to Emeritus Status, for the UTMB School of Medicine

Below are the steps and approvals required to appoint a faculty member to an emeritus status (e.g., Professor Emeritus or Associate Professor Emeritus).

Guidelines for Emeritus Status as approved by UT System.

Questions? You may contact Deric Fulbright, Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development via email at or his extension is 24762.

Appointment to emeritus status:

  • Department Chair submits a detailed recommendation letter to the Dean of Medicine (include the faculty member's date of retirement and requested date of appointment to emeritus status), along with a copy of the faculty member’s CV.
  • Appointment to emeritus status may be given to a retired faculty member or in anticipation of the retirement of a faculty member, effective upon retirement. For additional information see IHOP Policy 5.3.2: General Policies for Academic Titles.

The approval process for the above appointments is as follows:

Recommendation prepared by Department Chair

Dean of Medicine