Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion

The Academic Promotions online system is now open for 2016: Apply online

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 2016 Applicant Information Session hosted by the Provost and DVC, Professor Stephen Garton was held on Thursday 11 February, 2016. Presentations on presenting the cases for Teaching, Research and Governance, Leadership & Engagement are now available to listen to below.

The Heads of Schools/Nominees Briefing Session hosted by the Provost and DVC, Professor Stephen Garton, was held on Friday 11 March 2016, New Law LT 106, 1-2pm. The audio recording and slides from the session are now available below.

New in 2016

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

Research Data
The Academic Promotions Unit will obtain data regarding your research output from the Research Office. We will provide you with a copy of this data for review and contact you to discuss how any additional data can be included in your application. Please contact the in the first instance regarding your research report.

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 2016

 

 

Promotion to Level B

Promotion to Level C

Promotion to Level D

Promotion to Level E

Applications close (2016)

17 March

(midnight)

17 March

(midnight)

31 March

(midnight)

14 April

(midnight)

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

 

31/03/2016

 

31/03/2016

 

04/04/2016

 

18/04/2016

Deadline for receipt of referees' and HOS reports

14/04/2016

14/04/2016

26/04/2016 06/05/2016
APU sends request for report to assessors  26/04/2016

 26/04/2016

 02/05/2016

23/05/2016

Deadline for receipt of assessor reports

 17/05/2016

 17/05/2016

 20/05/2016 10/06/2016
Local Promotion Committee - preliminary meeting time frames

06/06/2016 - 17/06/2016

06/06/2016 - 17/06/2016

14/06/2016 - 24/06/2016 N/A
Local Promotion Committee - final meeting time frames

05/09/2016 - 16/09/2016

05/09/2016 - 16/09/2016

08/08/2016 - 19/8/2016 26/07/2016 - 05/08/2016

Central Promotions Committee (CPC) meeting

 *  * 23/11/2016

08/11/2016

Letters of advice sent to applicants

27/10/2016 27/10/2016 07/12/2016

08/12/2016

Promotions take effect

1 January 2017 (all levels)

* not applicable at this level

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