Academic Promotions

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:

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 review the information held by Research Services and displayed on the research portal (opens in a new window) and generate your Researcher Activity Statement 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 2021 (DOCX, 42.25 KB) (opens in a new window)

Academic Promotion Application CV 2021 (DOCX, 37.6 KB) (opens in a new window)

Application Promotions Guidelines 2021 (DOCX, 63.93 KB) (opens in a new window)

Position Classification Standards (opens in a new window) - extract from the Academic Staff Agreement 2017

Important Dates for 2021

Applications are always open throughout the year.

Cut-off dates for the Academic Promotions Committee meetings and inclusion in these meeting dates are:

  • 1st Academic Promotions Committee Meeting - Tuesday 25 May & Wednesday 26 May 2021
  • all applications are required by cob Monday 22 February 2021
  • 2nd Academic Promotions Committee Meeting - Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 November 2021
  • all applications are required by cob Monday 2 August 2021

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

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.

Question and Myth Busting session for 2021

Video presentation preceeding the open question time of this session with Professor Sweeney, Professor Possamai-Inesedy and Associate Professor Bedford presenting. The presentation (opens in a new window) is also available as a PDF.

The Q&A document will be uploaded shortly.

Past workshop presentations

Following are the presentations recorded from the 2018 workshop.

Membership of the Promotion Committees for 2021

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 2021 (PDF, 86.68 KB) (opens in a new window).

Where can I get further information?

Contact Promotions Co-ordinator, Office of Human Resources.