2.8.5 Emeritus Faculty
After ten or more years of service with The University of Alabama System, or with less service upon having made an exceptional contribution to UAB or the System, a faculty member may be considered for appointment to emeritus status.
An emeritus appointment to a faculty rank may become effective only after the faculty member retires or no longer holds the full-time position. An academic administrative emeritus appointment, such as Dean Emeritus, may be conferred at such time that the faculty member resigns from that academic administrative appointment, even though the faculty member may continue to hold a full-time faculty position at UAB until the time of retirement.
An appointment to emeritus status should be initiated at the departmental level with preparation of the Faculty Data Form. Accompanied by the faculty member’s curriculum vitae and a cover memorandum delineating justification for the appointment, the form should be sent through the offices of the appropriate dean(s), library director, and Provost, and forwarded to the President. When the appointment has been approved by the President, the form will be forwarded to the Office of Human Resource Management, and notification will be sent to the faculty member. Appointment to emeritus status is campus-specific. Current practice is for emeritus status to be approved by the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees.
Certain privileges will be inherent in emeritus faculty status. An identification card will be furnished to the person for use in the libraries, recreation center, bookstore, and campus dining facilities, and a guest-parking permit (annually renewable) also will be made available. Any faculty fees and charges for use of these facilities shall be applied to emeritus faculty. At the discretion of the appropriate dean or library director and/or department chair, laboratory or office space may be assigned, if such is available.
Re-employment of retired faculty members is allowed within the limits set by the UAB “Policy Concerning the Re-employment of UAB Retirees.”