Emeritus Status

9.0 Emeritus Status

9.1 INTRODUCTION

The title of Professor Emeritus is given only to full time professors who have served New York University with academic distinction for a long enough time prior to retirement to have become identified historically in the profession as New York University professors.

The title is given only upon formal retirement from active service, or at least from full-time service. It is not automatic; it must be recommended by a department and approved through the normal procedures applicable to other academic titles.

To initiate Emeritus status, the following procedures must take place:

  • Department faculty vote and recommend the title.
  • The Department Chair forwards the recommendation with his or her endorsement to the Dean of FAS.
  • The Dean reviews and forwards the recommendation with his or her endorsement to the Provost.
  • The Provost reviews and notifies the Dean of FAS of the decision.
  • A letter is sent by the Dean to the Chair informing him or her of the Provost's decision.
  • The Provost sends a letter to the faculty member notifying him or her of Emeritus status.