High quality education and research in medicine, biomedical sciences and public health would not be possible without the tireless work of our hospital and clinic-based health professionals. These health professionals come from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds, ranging from medicine through to dietetics, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other allied health areas.  

They are vital in training the next generation and to recognise the work of these hardworking health professionals, UQ awards individuals with academic titles.

Every day, our Academic Title Holders teach students, mentor junior researchers, and take on hours of research activity in their own time to improve patient care.

Next time you visit your GP or specialist, take a second look to see if they are hold a title other than doctor (e.g. Professor) - or look for a small UQ pin on their lanyard. These are two small clues to let you know they are an Academic Title Holder with The University of Queensland.

New and existing applications for academic titles are welcomed. These titles are awarded for a period of up to five years to health professionals who make significant contributions to The University and are assessed by the relevant organisational unit Heads, Faculty executives and committees commensurate to the level of appointment.

We applaud our Academic Title Holders for being an integral part of health education and research at The University of Queensland.

1. Instructions for prospective applicants


  • For those new to UQ or who don't have a current UQ account, apply here for an Academic Title.
  • Those with a current UQ account should apply via Workday.

View application process

Please note that you should complete all sections of the online application form and attach an up-to-date CV.

To assist in submitting your application, please see the template for an Academic CV under the Resources section. This is the preferred layout for an applicant’s CV and includes all the information that is required for applications to be efficiently assessed.