Professor Emeritus/Emerita

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?

Faculty and Instructional Staff


To be eligible for appointment to the rank of Professor Emeritus/Emerita of Miami University, a person must: have been granted tenure or continuing contract; have been a full time member of the faculty for at least ten (10) years; have retired from Miami University; and, be recommended by the President to and approved by the Board of Trustees. Regardless of rank at retirement, the designation will be as appropriate, “Professor Emeritus/a,” "Teaching Professor Emeritus/a," "Lecturer Emeritus/a," or “Clinical Professor/Lecturer Emeritus/a,” not, for example, “Associate Professor Emeritus/Emerita.” Emeriti/emeritae status comes after any Retirement with Rehiring appointments. 

Related Form(s)

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Additional Resources and Procedures

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Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officers

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Recent Revision History

 Amended July 2018; Edited July 2021; Amended July 2022

Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 9.3
  • OAC 3339-9-03

Reviewing Bodies

  • Administrative
  • Miami University Senate