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.