Honorary Research Professor
Memorial University pension plan allows for retirement prior to the normal retirement age. Faculty members who may wish to exercise this option and are actively engaged in research may wish to continue these activities and the University may wish them to do so. The continuation may also apply following the normal retirement age.
The title Honorary Research Professor will be used for this type of appointment. Under current federal government granting agencies regulations, such appointees would be eligible to apply for grant funds for research work carried out at the University. They would also be eligible to apply for research grants/contracts to other funding sources.
Persons eligible for appointment to the position of Honorary Research Professor are those who retire as a faculty member from Memorial University and at the time of retirement are pursuing or intending to pursue funded research.
The appointments may be for fixed terms of up to three years. Longer term appointments can be considered if related to length of research funding. They are renewable and are subject to the same approval process as the original appointment.
The Honorary Research Professor must satisfy the policies and procedures of Memorial in conducting of research. The individual is responsible to the Administrative Head of the Academic Unit. Failure to comply with the University policies and procedures could result in termination of the appointment.
Appointees will be accorded access on the same basis as members of faculty to library, computing and other facilities related to the research undertaken. The University will treat Honorary Research Professors as regular faculty members for the purpose of application for research grants and contracts. Other support services and/or dedicated office space may be provided if available and recommended by the Administrative Head of the Academic Unit.
An Honorary Research Professor will not receive remuneration from the University as a consequence of this appointment. Principal Investigator fees paid by third parties in connection with grants and contracts administered by the University will be paid to the Honorary Research Professor and reported to Revenue Canada in the normal manner.
Faculty members interested in being appointed will apply, by use of the approved form, to their Administrative Head. The Administrative Head will make a recommendation to the Dean in departmentalized faculties or otherwise to the Vice-President (Academic). The Vice-President (Academic) will transmit a recommendation to the President.