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Academic promotion is a process whereby academic staff may apply for promotion to a higher level. There is a policy and procedure document which govern this process and provide all the details on eligibility and criteria. They are:
- Academic Promotions Policy (opens in a new window)
- Academic Promotions Procedures (opens in a new window)
There is now an always-open process for academic promotion, with applications accepted throughout the year.
It is expected that all applicants will review the Academic Promotions Policy, Procedures, Guidelines and associated documents as part of their preparation.
Please request your Researcher Activity Statement at email@example.com to aid you in preparing your application. The Research Services flyer (opens in a new window) will provide further information regarding this.
Ensure that you have updated your academic partnership and community engagement details on the TICE database well before submitting your application, please request your Tracking and Improving Community Engagement (TICE) report from the Promotions Coordinator to aid in preparation and submission of your application.The TICE Flyer (opens in a new window) will provide further information regarding this.
Consider an early review of your SFT and SFU reports for inclusion with your application. Further information is available from the Survey Team (opens in a new window)
Forms and Associated Documents:
Academic Promotion Application Form (DOCX, 43.86 KB) (opens in a new window)
Academic Promotion Application CV (DOCX, 34.79 KB) (opens in a new window)
Application Promotions Guidelines (DOCX, 50.18 KB) (opens in a new window)
Position Classification Standards (opens in a new window) - extract from the Academic Staff Agreement 2017
Important Dates for 2020
Applications are always open throughout the year. Please note at present round three for 2020 has been cancelled.
Cut-off dates for the Academic Promotions Committee meetings and inclusion in these meeting dates are:
- 1st Academic Promotions Committee Meeting - Wednesday 15 April 2020
- Applying for Level B or Level C: applications are required by cob Thursday 16 January
- Applying for Level D or Level E: applications are required by cob Monday 13 January
- 2nd Academic Promotions Committee Meeting - Friday 4 September 2020
- Applying for Level B or Level C: applications are required by cob Friday 17 April
- Applying for Level D or Level E: applications are required by cob Tuesday 14 April
- 3rd Academic Promotions Committee Meeting - Cancelled
- Applications proposed for the last Committee Meeting of 2020 are currently not being accepted. All Academic staff will be advised if this is to change in 2020.
Application dates for 2021 will be advised as soon as possible.
Promotion applications must be made on the above Application Form and CV. These must be submitted electronically in word format to the Promotions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
You are strongly encouraged to read all of the supporting documentation surrounding Academic Promotions and to also refer to the resources listed on the right hand side of this page as you complete the required forms.
Academic Mentors to help with your application
If you wish to contact someone who has previously been successful with Academic Promotion, visit the Academic Promotion Mentors page to find a university colleague that you would feel comfortable talking to in regards to your application.
Workshop presentations and information for 2020
The workshop for 2020 was held on Friday 28 February.
- Academic Promotion Overview(PDF, 1237.4 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Academic Promotion Research Presentation (PDF, 1714 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Academic Promotion Teaching Presentation (PDF, 3398.37 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Academic Promotion Service & Engagement Presentation (opens in a new window)
- For assistance locating research metrics and creating a narrative around them for your application please contact your School Librarian or email email@example.com
- Professor Denise Kirkpatrick speaks to Academic Promotion interviews (opens in a new window) for those applying to Level D and Level E.
Past workshop video presentations
Following are the presentations recorded from the 2018 workshop.
- Professor Denise Kirkpatrick giving an overview of the current Policy and Procedures and also the Leadership, Service and Engagement profile. (opens in a new window)
- Professor Deborah Sweeney speaking to the Research, Scholarship and Development profile. (opens in a new window)
- Professor Simon Barrie speaking to the Teaching and Learning profile. (opens in a new window)
Membership of the Promotion Committees for 2020
Per the Promotion Procedures, applicants must not contact a member of a Promotions Committee to discuss their application, except to receive official feedback from the Chair or nominee after results have been notified. You will be advised as to who to contact for feedback in your official outcome letter.
Promotion Committee Composition for the second round meeting 2020 (PDF, 180.2 KB) (opens in a new window).
Where can I get further information?
Contact Promotions Co-ordinator, Office of Human Resources.
- Checklist for Academic Achievement (PDF, 521.83 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Academic Careers and Development Resources (opens in a new window)
- Academic Promotion Mentors available
- Securing Success 2018-2020 (opens in a new window)
- Learning Futures Plan 2016-2020 (opens in a new window)
- Research and Innovation Plan 2018-2020 (opens in a new window)
- Global Futures - International Plan 2015-2020 (opens in a new window)
- TICE database (Tracking and Improving Community Engagement website) (opens in a new window)