- Graduate Research School
- The doctorate
- Training courses
- After the doctorate
- Thesis supervision
The teacher-researchers concerned:
- university professors who have retired
- astronomers admitted to retirement
- lecturers admitted to retirement on the condition that they hold the HDR
Who delivers it?
The title of Emeritus Professor is granted by the President of the University, on the proposal of the Research Commission of the Academic Council, meeting in restricted training, to persons who are authorized to supervise research work. The only institution authorized to confer the title of emeritus professor is the last institution of assignment before retirement. The duration of the emeritus is determined by the institution.
What does emeritus allow?
Emeritus professors may continue to contribute, on an accessory and gratis basis, to the missions provided for in article 3 of decree no. 84-431 of June 6, and in particular may supervise seminars, theses and participate in thesis or habilitation juries.
Emeritus lecturers may continue to contribute, on an ancillary and free basis, to research activities.
Legally, teachers admitted to retirement have permanently ceased to belong to a civil service corps. They are considered to be voluntary public service employees. They cannot therefore receive any remuneration for services rendered in this capacity.
Attribution at the UBx
General attribution principles
The principles for the granting of the emeritus by the University of Bordeaux were defined by the Board of Directors at its meeting of April 6, 2017.
- the term of the grant is set at three years.
- beyond this period, and each year, the interested party must submit an application file showing the activities carried out during the previous year, with a view to being awarded the title of professor emeritus for a further period of one year
- for all applications beyond 6 years, the candidate's file will be the subject of an expertise on the work carried out during the previous period.
Additional attribution principles
Affiliation to a research unit
A teacher applying for the title of emeritus teacher must be attached to a unit which must provide him/her with the necessary means for the work he/she is pursuin
→ present a research project in his/her name in the context of external funding (European projects, industrial projects, etc.) with the agreement of the unit director.
→ present papers at conferences
→ complete the supervision of his theses
→ co-supervise of a thesis with a practicing teacher-researcher or HDR researcher
→ be in charge of the scientific animation of a research team
→ start supervising new thesis
→ manage a unit
→ Receive delegated authority from the Unit Director for the management of credits or personnel
→ be in charge of a diploma, take part in pedagogical decisions
The teachers concerned (for a renewal or a 1st nomination) are directly contacted through the research department.
They must apply for an emeritus by sending to the director of the research department concerned, within the schedule set by the university, a file including :
- a résumé (5 pages maximum)
- a motivated and argued letter (1 page)
- a scientific project
- the opinion of the laboratory director
- an activity report / balance sheet for the previous year (for renewal applications)
- an application form
The awarding of the emeritus teaching title is the subject of a single annual campaign that is part of a calendar set by the university. There is no "run-of-the-mill" application process.
The operations relating to the awarding of the emeritus for academic year N take place in April-May-May-June of year N-1.
Each year, the professors concerned are contacted and receive the application form through the directors of the research department.
The applications are then submitted to the Research Commission of the Academic Council.
At the end of the research commission, the beneficiaries receive a decree from the President of the university pronouncing the attribution or renewal of the title of emeritus professor. This decree is sent by the teaching staff management department (contact the department opposite).
Decree n°84-431 of June 6, 1984, articles 40-1-1 and 58
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Updated on 25/03/2022
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