Membership Levels and Information

Since 2012 HEMI has grown exponentially. In order to differentiate between several classes of HEMI Members, we use the following descriptors and parameters to best define the roles within our community.

HEMI Fellow (JHU tenure-track faculty, JHU research faculty, JHUAPL Professional Staff)
Must be able to be a PI (not just a co-I) on a research grant, as defined by Homewood Academic Council. All of the privileges accorded by Academic Council are de jure available to HEMI Fellows. Must be approved by the HEMI Executive Committee.
Learn more about HEMI & Its Activities      Become a HEMI Fellow


HEMI Affiliate (JHU teaching professors, JHU lecturers, adjunct professors, JHU research staff, APL research staff)
JHU-appointed individuals who work with HEMI but cannot be PI on a research grant. Require a Fellow sponsor for non-Homewood appointees. Become a HEMI Affiliate


Postdoctoral Fellow (JHU postodc)
JHU-appointed individuals who work with HEMI but cannot be PI on a research grant.


HEMI Student (JHU doctoral, Master’s and undergraduate students)
Students must apply through the Whiting School of Engineering or the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to a department and before being considered for HEMI. Must have a HEMI Fellow as their advisor.       PhD and Master’s applicants             Undergraduate applicants


HEMI Collaborator (external: non-JHU faculty, ARL scientists, other types of external scientists on a case-by-case basis).
Should have a Fellow sponsor. Become a HEMI Collaborator


Unsure of which category is your best fit? Search the table below to learn more about the privileges and responsibilities of the various levels of HEMI membership.

PositionHEMI TitleQuarterly meeting attendanceProcedural VoteVote on Faculty hirePI on Proposals?Committee MemberOffice SpaceFaculty retreat attendanceJcardJHU emailEmailing listAccess to Facilities 
ProfessorFellowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Associate ProfessorFellowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Assistant ProfessorFellowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Research ProfessorFellowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
APL: Princple Professional StaffFellowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
APL: Senior Professional StaffFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
APL: Professional StaffFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Associate Research ProfessorFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Assistant Research ProfessorFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Principal Research Scholar/Scientist/EngineerFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Research Scholar/Scientist/EngineerFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Associate Research Scholar/Scientist/EngineerFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Assistant Research Scholar/Scientist/EngineerFellowYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
APL: Research StaffAffiliateYesYesNoCo-IYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Teaching ProfessorAffiliateYesYesNoCo-IYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Associate Teaching ProfessorAffiliateYesYesNoCo-IYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Senior LecturerAffiliateYesNoNoCo-IYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
LecturerAffiliateYesNoNoCo-IYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Junior LecturerAffiliateYesNoNoCo-IYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Post-Doctoral FellowAffiliateNoNoNoCo-INoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Visiting ProfessorCollaboratorYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Visiting Associate ProfessorCollaboratorYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Visiting Assistant ProfessorCollaboratorYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Visiting Research ProfessorCollaboratorYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Visiting Associate Research Prof.CollaboratorYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Visiting Assistant Research Prof.CollaboratorYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Visiting Scholar/Sci./Engr.CollaboratorYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
Non-Appointed External CollaboratorCollaboratorMust have a Fellow sponsor

If you don’t fit into one of the above categories, maybe a partnership with HEMI would be more appropriate for you/your organization. Take a look at our current partner list to determine if that’s a better option for you.