Emeritus Appointments and Extensions of Service

Faculty Handbook information on Emeritus status

Emeritus is a status of honor and esteem at Boston University, associated with an invitation to continue collegial relationships after retirement. Faculty members (whether tenured or non-tenure track) who have served on the faculty of Boston University for at least ten years are eligible to be considered for emeritus status upon retirement. Retired faculty members with emeritus status retain their title at the highest rank achieved, modified by the incorporation of the emeritus designation.

Occasionally faculty emeriti are asked to teach a course for a school/college at a rate of compensation appropriate to the assigned responsibilities. This is considered an extension of service

Final Approval Authority

Dean: Emeritus Appointments*, Extensions of Service*

*notification required by Provost Office

Available Paperwork

Please email notifications to Lisa Celmer (lrcelmer@bu.edu).