As a supervisor, you will have the privilege of watching your students grow into independent researchers who make a meaningful contribution to knowledge. You will also become part of a collective of UTS staff who are committed to developing the next generation of professionals and researchers who can lead our global society.
Types of research supervisors
Graduate research supervisors are recognised by the following titles:
- Principal Supervisor: The lead (first) supervisor who takes primary academic responsibility for the graduate research candidate
- Co-Supervisor: A supervisor who contributes to the academic guidance and supervision of a graduate research student, may sometimes act as principal supervisor for administrative matters.
- Assistant supervisor: A salaried professional UTS staff who provides specialist support and advice to the student.
- External supervisor: A non-UTS employee who provides specialist experience and advice to the student.
The Categories in which you may be registered as a supervisor are defined in the Supervisor Register Protocol.
A research-active UTS academic or honorary UTS academic with a defined responsibility for graduate research supervision and:
|Principal Supervisor or Co-supervisor|
|Category 2||A research-active UTS academic or honorary UTS academic with a defined responsibility for graduate research supervision and you have not yet supervised a PhD student to completion||
Principal Supervisor or Co-supervisor
Supervision of a PhD student requires that:
|Category 3||A UTS professional (non-academic) staff member with a PhD||Assistant Supervisor|
|Category 4||Academic staff at a university or research institute (other than UTS)||External Supervisor|
|Category 5||Member of a private or public sector, or community organisation||External Supervisor|