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Adjunct, Clinical and Associate Titles

Persons making and expecting to make an active and ongoing contribution to the work of the University may be appointed to Adjunct, Clinical or University Associate Titles.


In late 2021, the University of Tasmania announced that all students and staff, including Adjunct, Clinical and University Associate title holders, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption in order to attend any of the University’s campuses from 15 January 2022. This requirement extends to all teaching and research sites and any location where a University of Tasmania activity or event is taking place. All staff are able to upload proof of their vaccination status to the University’s Service Now portal.

While we strongly encourage uploading vaccination status via the Service Now portal, failure to do so by 15 January 2022 will not impact on the status of any Adjunct, Clinical and University Associate appointment.

In this case, while the appointment is unaffected, any individual who has not provided proof of vaccination or received an exemption will not be permitted to attend any University campus or any University activity or event held off campus. Any University building access will be removed from 15 January 2022.

Further information about the University’s approach to minimising COVID-19 risks and keeping people safe on our campuses is available from the University's website and intranet.


High level policy principles relevant to Adjunct, Clinical and University Associate titles are contained in the Academic Promotions, Honorary and Adjunct Titles Policy. The Adjunct, Clinical and University Associate Titles processes are under review and a new version of the Adjunct, Clinical and University Associate Titles Procedure will be published in due course. In the meantime please follow the processes described here and on the nomination and renewal forms.

The following levels of Adjunct and Clinical appointments are made by Colleges/Divisions:

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Senior Researcher
  • Researcher
  • University Associate

Nominations for these levels of Adjunct, Clinical or Associate appointments are approved by the Head of School/Head of Divisional Section after a College/Division process and signed by the Executive Dean (or delegate)/Head of Division prior to submission to People and Recruitment Shared Services via the Service Portal.

Nominations for new

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor

will be considered by the Adjunct, Clinical and Associate Titles Committee by circulation. Nominations for Professor and Associate Professor appointments will be sent to the Committee in the last week of February, May, August and the first week of November each year. The deadline for receiving completed nominations at Honorary.Titles.Admin@utas.edu.au is a week before those dates.

Nominations for New Appointments (all levels)

Nominations for new Adjunct, Clinical and Associate Titles must include:

All levels of Adjunct, Clinical and Associate appointments will have a common anniversary date of 31 January or 31 July.

Renewals of Appointments

Renewals of all levels of Adjunct, Clinical and Associate appointments may be made up to six months prior to the current expiry date.

Renewal requests received more than six weeks after the current expiry date will need to be new nominations. In addition, if a University Associate is to be renewed as another level of Adjunct, for example from a current University Associate appointment to an Adjunct Researcher or Adjunct Lecturer, a new nomination will be required.

Renewals are made via an online form in the Service Portal. The form is under Forms, in the People and Honorary Appointments sections. Renewal forms will be work flowed for approval to the relevant Head of School/Head of Divisional Section. You are strongly encouraged to attach information such as a short statement of the outcomes of the previous appointment and an updated CV as additional information for the Head.

All renewals will have an expiry date of 31 January or 31 July and the maximum term is three years.

Paper forms for renewing all levels of Adjunct, Clinical and Associate appointments are no longer used.

For further information please contact Honorary.Titles.Admin@utas.edu.au.