Office of Research Administration

Appointment of Senior Scientists and Senior Fellows

Brandeis University recognizes that it is important to appoint certain senior research professionals to research positions of highest rank to encourage them to undertake research careers at Brandeis University.

While the concept of careers independent of classroom teaching and supported entirely from research grants is not a new one for American research universities, Brandeis views this mode of research with professionals working in departments, laboratories and centers as an additional important mechanism for the university to maintain research viability, enter new fields and bring new researchers to the campus.

This policy details the appointments of senior scientists at Brandeis University. Senior scientists may be appointed in the Division of Science, the Heller School and, in exceptional circumstances, in the Division of Social Sciences. Senior fellows may be appointed to any academic unit of the university.