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Research and Teaching-Active Retired Faculty


Research and teaching-active retired faculty are a valuable resource for the university with a wide range of skills, knowledge and contacts that we wish to see encouraged and recognised. Active retired faculty can play a role on the national and international stage, greatly enhancing the reputation of the university through activities such as research and publication, mentoring and coaching (faculty & students), networking and advocating, and guest lecturing and tutoring.

UCD’s Engaging Research and Teaching-Active Retired Faculty Policy allows for retired faculty who are deemed research and/or teaching-active to receive the additional supports, above those already made available to retired members of staff.

Please note that Emeritus status conferred on retired members by the Universities’ Governing Authority does not automatically grant these additional supports. Retired faculty members must apply using the below process.

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How it works

  • Step 1: Ensure you have read the policy
  • Step 2: In conversation with your Head of School (HOS), ascertain your suitability for a specific voluntary project or role involving your research and/or teaching input post-retirement. Ideally, this should happen well in advance of your proposed retirement date.
  • Step 3: Complete the application form and submit to your Head of School. This will be reviewed by your HOS and sent to your College Principal for approval.
  • Step 4: Approved forms are returned to UCD HR Within two weeks of receipt of the form by HR, you will be notified that you have been set-up and all the additional supports outlined in the policy will then become available.

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Relevant Form

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Relevant Policy

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Questions & Answers

For queries specific to the policy please contact For queries on the status of already approved application please contact 

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