RMIT Distinguished Professorship

The awarding of an RMIT Distinguished Professorship title is a high honour, used to acknowledge and reward sustained, outstanding performance.

The award is for a five year period and to be eligible for consideration as a Distinguished Professor, nominees must be eligible to hold the title ‘Professor’ of RMIT University.

RMIT Distinguished Professors are traditionally researchers who can demonstrate outstanding research outputs which include:

  • Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) eligible scholarly publications and creative works 
  • Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) eligible research grants and funding
  • Higher Degree by Research (HDR) completions whilst at RMIT
  • citations: per paper; h-index; impact factor compared to discipline peers
  • collaborative agreements/partnerships through co-publications and funded contracts
  • development of Early Career Researchers and HDR candidates through co-authorship and shared funding agreements as Chief Investigator.

Discover more

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer