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 request your Summary of Research Performance Report at REDIdata@westernsydney.edu.au to aid you in preparing your application.

Once you have updated your academic partnership and community engagement details on the TICE database, please request your Tracking and Improving Community Engagement (TICE) report from the Promotions Coordinator to aid in preparation and submission of your application.

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

Workshop for 2018

The workshop for 2018 was held on Friday 23 February at the Parramatta Campus.

Workshop presentations and information from 2018

Following are the presentations shown at the 2018 workshop.

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.

Important Dates for 2019

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 - Thursday 9 May 2019 TBC
  • Applying for Level B or Level C: applications are required by cob Monday 28 January
  • Applying for Level D or Level E: applications are required by cob Wednesday 23 January
  • 2nd Academic Promotions Committee Meeting - Tuesday 30 July and Wednesday 31 July 2019 TBC
  • Applying for Level B or Level C: applications are required by cob Wednesday 24 April
  • Applying for Level D or Level E: applications are required by cob Wednesday 17 April
  • 3rd Academic Promotions Committee Meeting - Thursday 14 November and Friday 15 November 2019 TBC
  • Applying for Level B or Level C: applications are required by Wednesday 14 August
  • Applying for Level D or Level E: applications are required by Wednesday 7 August

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 promotions@westernsydney.edu.au

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.

Membership of the Promotion Committees for 2019

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 first round meeting 2019 will be advised shortly(PDF, 171.59 KB) (opens in a new window).

Where can I get further information?

Contact Promotions Co-ordinator, Office of Human Resources.