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University of Plymouth Human Resources University of Plymouth Associate Professor The titles Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) and Associate Professor (Reader) were introduced in May 2010 to recognise exceptional achievements and contribution to: teaching and learning; research and scholarship; academic management and leadership and/or external engagement, consultancy and professional practice. The titles replace Senior Lecturer and Reader titles for academic staff within grade 9 and have been offered to staff promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader through academic promotions or recruitment processes prior to May 2010. In addition, individuals appointed to academic management or other academic roles will also be able to use the title Associate Professor, providing they have previously been through an academic promotions or appointment process to a Reader or Senior Lecturer (or Principal Lecturer before 1st August 2006) role. The following protocol for the use of this title has been adopted: 1 Associate Professors are entitled to be addressed as Professor (name) and refer to themselves as such in normal discourse. The title Associate Professor in……………………..…should be used in conjunction with the name on business cards, letterheads, and email signatures. 2 Associate Professors should be listed as “Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) / Associate Professor (Reader)” or other relevant title, and grouped as such in Faculty and University publications and websites where job titles are used. 3 Associate Professors may be given an academic title (e.g. Associate Professor (Reader) in (specialised research area) or to reflect a more general area of academic activity where appropriate. The actual title of the role would need to be approved by the Dean. Associate Professor Protocol 1 v2 July 2010 University of Plymouth Human Resources The following is an example of what may be used on a business card, listing in publications or email signature, or formal introductions at conferences and events: Dr Nick Smith Associate Professor in the Sociology of Religion University of Plymouth Or Dr Sam Jones Associate Professor, Head of School of Public Policy University of Plymouth Associate Professor Protocol 2 v2 July 2010
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