Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion

The Academic Promotions online system will open on 1 February, 2017.

Intending applicants are advised to consult with their Head of School, relevant Associate Dean or Supervisor as early as possible before preparing an application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare their cases for promotion in a word document in the first instance. It is also recommended that you read the policy and procedure documents.

The 2017 Applicant Information Session will be held on Friday, 10 February 3-5pm, New Law School Lecture Theatre 024. The session will be hosted by the Provost and DVC, Professor Stephen Garton and will include presentations on preparing the cases for Teaching, Research and Governance, Leadership & Engagement. The session is open to all academics considering applying for promotion.
Please RSVP the if you wish to attend.

The 2016 applicant information session is available to listen to below.

The 2016 Heads of Schools/Nominees Briefing Session is available to listen to below.

New in 2017

Please note there are major changes to policy and procedure for 2017 which are listed in the 2016-17 Academic Promotion Policy & Procedural changes table

Policy and guidelines

Applicants for promotion should consult the Academic Promotions Policy, the Academic Promotions Procedures and the 2016-17 Academic Promotion Policy & Procedural changes table

The Applicant Guidelines also contains important information about preparing an application and about the academic promotions process.

Applications are to be submitted via the online application form.

Important dates for applicants in 2017

 

 

Promotion to Level B

Promotion to Level C

Promotion to Level D

Promotion to Level E

Academic Promotions online system opens


1 February

1 February

1 February

1 February

Applications close (2017)

16 March

(midnight)

16 March

(midnight)

30 March

(midnight)

12 April

(midnight)

Academic Promotions Unit (APU) sends requests for reports to referees and Head of School (HOS)/nominee

 

20/03/2017

 

20/03/2017

 

03/04/2017

 

18/04/2017

Deadline for receipt of referees' and HOS reports

7/04/2017

7/04/2017

21/04/2017 05/05/2017
APU sends request for report to assessors  *

 *

 01/05/2017

22/05/2017

Deadline for receipt of assessor reports

 *

 *

 19/05/2017 9/06/2016
Local Promotion Committee - preliminary meeting time frames

05/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

05/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

13/06/2017 - 23/06/2017 *
Local Promotion Committee - final meeting time frames

04/09/2017 - 15/09/2017

04/09/2017 - 15/09/2017

7/08/2017 - 18/8/2017 24/07/2017 - 04/08/2017

Central Promotions Committee (CPC) meeting

 *  * 22/11/2017

16/11/2017

Letters of advice sent to applicants

26/10/2017 26/10/2017 06/12/2017

07/12/2017

Promotions take effect

1 January 2018 (all levels)

* not applicable at this level

Local Promotions Committee Member Briefing Session - Friday 27 May

The 2016 Local Promotion Committee Members briefing session was held on Friday 27 May.
The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton chaired the session. The following presentations are recorded in the video below:
Professor Stephen Garton - Opening comments and presentation
Professor Stephen Garton - Evaluating the Case for Research
Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Evaluating the Case for Teaching
Associate Professor Tony Masters, Chair of the Academic Board - Evaluating the Case for Service to the University, Discipline and Community
Ms Fiona Krautil (Equity and Diversity Strategy)- Equal Opportunity Principles and Promotion

116:55 minutes Download video (mp4, 309.56 Mb)

Applicant Information Session, Thursday 11 February 2016

Are you thinking about applying for academic promotion this year? Would you like to know how to plan a strong application? Please see the slides and audio below from the Applicant Information Session for academic staff held on Thursday, 11 February 2016, hosted by Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton.
The session includes presentations from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Pip Pattison; Associate Professor Peter McCallum on behalf of the Chair of the Academic Board, Penelope Pitcairn from the Equity and Diversity Strategy, and Associate Professor Tara Murphy, successful 2015 Level D applicant.

Applicant Information Session 2016 - Introduction, Professor Stephen Garton, Provost & DVC

25:59 minutes Download video (mp4, 67.41 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - Equal Opportunity Principles - Ms Penelope Pitcairn

18:12 minutes Download video (mp4, 44.45 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - The Case for Teaching, Professor Pip Pattison, DVC Education

20:04 minutes Download video (mp4, 50.36 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - Making the Case for Research, Professor Stephen Garton on behalf of the DVC Research

31:50 minutes Download video (mp4, 95.78 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - Making the Case for Governance, Leadership & Engagement - Associate Professor Peter McCallum on behalf of the Chair of the Academic Board

08:20 minutes Download video (mp4, 23.86 Mb)

Please visit this link link to view the complete set of slides regarding Governance, Leadership & Engagement

Applicant Information Session - Successful applicant Level D 2015, Associate Professor Tara Murphy

07:43 minutes Download video (mp4, 19.18 Mb)

Head of Schools/Nominees Briefing Session 2016

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton hosted the Heads of Schools/Nominee Briefing Session, Friday 11 March, 1-2pm, New Law LT 106.

78:40 minutes Download video (mp4, 197.57 Mb)

Information/Training sessions 2015

The following presentations were recorded in 2015:

LPC Members Briefing Session, Thursday 5 June, 2015

The 2015 Local Promotion Committee Members briefing session was held on Thursday June 5.
The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton chaired the session. The following presentations are recorded in the video below:
Professor Stephen Garton - Opening comments and presentation
Ms Penelope Pitcairn (Equity and Diversity Strategy)- Equal Opportunity Principles and Promotion
Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Evaluating the Case for Teaching
Professor Stephen Garton - Evaluating the Case for Research
Associate Professor Peter McCallum, Chair of the Academic Board - Evaluating the Case for Service to the University, Discipline and Community

115:22 minutes Download video (mp4, 295.81 Mb)

Head of School Briefing Session, Wednesday 11 March, 2015

2015 Applicant Information Session, Tuesday 10 February, 2015


You can view and download the slides to the Applicant Information Session by clicking on the name of each presentation.

Academic Promotions introduction (Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor)

Making the case for teaching (Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education)

Equal opportunity principles and promotion (Dr Maree Murray, Assistant Director, Equity and Diversity Strategy Centre)

Making the case for research (Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor)

Service to the University, Discipline and Community (Associate Professor Peter McCallum, Chair, Academic Board)

Successful applicant for promotion to Level C and D (Associate Professor Susan Thomas, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)


Welcome and overview
Presenter: Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

20:51 minutes Download video (mp4, 85.61 Mb)

Making a case for teaching
Presenter: Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education

13:45 minutes Download video (mp4, 55.24 Mb)

Equity and Diversity in Academic Promotions
Presenter: Dr Maree Murray, Assistant Director, Equity and Diversity Strategy

08:44 minutes Download video (mp4, 39.50 Mb)

Making the case for research
Presenter: Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

20:17 minutes Download video (mp4, 78.56 Mb)

Making a case for service
Presenter: Associate Professor Peter McCallum, Chair, Academic Board

18:00 minutes Download video (mp4, 77.88 Mb)

Successful applicant Level C to D 2014
Presenter: Associate Professor Susan Thomas, Director, Writing Program and Writing Hub, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

13:46 minutes Download video (mp4, 71.88 Mb)

If you would like to talk to the Academic Promotions Unit about organising a separate information session for your faculty/unit, please contact us. We would be happy to assist.

The Institute for Teaching and Learning also offers support for academics who are preparing the teaching component of their promotion application.

Insights from a recent applicant: Associate Professor Rachel Codd, Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences in conversation with Dr Maree Murray, Acting Director, Equity and Diversity Strategy about applying for promotion.

Head of School Briefing Session 2015

Presenter: Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Wednesday 11 March 2015

60:12 minutes Download video (mp4, 161.12 Mb)

Career development information session

The 2014 Career Development information session was held on 12 November. This session was aimed at academic staff thinking of applying for promotion in the next few years, to assist them with planning a strong application.

View presentation slides:

Committee training

View presentation slides from the 2014 Committee Briefing Session.

Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) support

In collaboration with faculty colleagues, the ITL offers workshops in faculties to support promotion applicants in making their case for teaching. Information on these workshops can be viewed at http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/awards/promotions_teaching.htm

Contact information

For more information or assistance, contact the Academic Promotions Unit, Room L2.03, Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus:

  • +61 2 9036 5198 (Monday to Thursday)
  • +61 9351 4039