Am I required to meet with my academic supervisor prior to applying for promotion?
- For applications up to Level C you must discuss your draft promotion application with your academic supervisor and Head of School and attach their report with your application.
- For applications Level D and above (Associate Professor and Professor) you must also discuss your draft application with your academic supervisor, Head of School and Dean, and attach their reports with your application.
- If you are the dean, the discussion must take place with the relevant Pro Vice Chancellor.
Can I apply for promotion based on performance in one area of academic specialisation?
Yes. You may apply for promotion on the basis of meritorious achievement across each area of academic work, OR on the basis of outstanding achievement in one area of specialisation. If you have a work allocaiton of 50% in one area, you should base your application for promotion on outstanding performance in that area of academic specialisation.
Can I apply for promotion if I am not at the top of my scale?
Yes. It is not a requirement to have reached the top of your scale to apply for promotion. However, you will be presumed to have the top of your salary scale and your performance will be assessed on that presumption.
Can I apply for promotion if I do not have a PhD?
Yes, but you must meet the skill base and successfully address the promotion criteria.
How do I apply for promotion if I am a Research Only Academic staff member?
You will apply using the same forms and at the same time as other academic staff members. However there are different eligibility rules and criteria. These are set out in the Promotion of Research Only Academic Staff Procedures.
How many referees can I nominate?
If you are applying on meritorious performance you may nominate up to three referees (one each in teaching, research, and service or one each in teaching, scholarship and service). If you are applying on outstanding achievement in one area then you may nominate up to four (two in the area of outstanding achievement).
How will my nominated referees be used in the promotion process?
The Dean, on behalf of the Group Promotions Committee and the Group PVC, on behalf of Senior Promotions Committee will decide whether referees will be called and which referees from those you nominated and/or the Committee nominated.
If I am on probation can I apply for promotion?
If I resign during the process what happens to my application?
The promotion process will immediately cease.
If my promotion application is unsuccessful, can I apply again the following year? Are there exceptional circumstances that might vary this procedure?
No. You must normally wait two years to reapply.
Exceptional circumstances may apply for Associate Lecturer to Associate Professor levels - waived by the Academic Provost.
For the Professor level this would be waived by the Vice Chancellor.
When will my promotion come into effect?
1 January of the year following the commencement of the promotion round.