Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion

The Academic Promotions online system will reopen on Wednesday 4 February 2015.

Intending applicants are advised to consult with their head of school, relevant associate dean or supervisor as early as possible before preparing an application. It is also recommended that you read the policy and procedure documents and attend an applicant information session.

Policy and guidelines

Applicants for promotion should consult the Academic Promotions Policy and the Academic Promotions Procedures.

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 2015

 

 

Promotion to Level B

Promotion to Level C

Promotion to Level D

Promotion to Level E

Applications close (2015)

19 March

(midnight)

19 March

(midnight)

1 April

(midnight)

16 April

(midnight)

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

 

30 March

 

30 March

 

10 April

 

28 April

Deadline for receipt of referees' and HOS reports

17 April

17 April

1 May 19 May
APU sends request for report to assessors  *

*

 *

1 June

Deadline for receipt of assessor reports

 *

*

*

19 June

Central Promotions Committee (CPC) meeting

    TBA

TBA

Letters of advice sent to applicants

TBA TBA TBA

TBA

Promotions take effect

1 January 2016 (all levels)

* not applicable at this level

Applicant information session 2015

The Academic Promotions Unit will facilitate an information session for intending applicants on Tuesday 10 February 2015 (9 - 11 am) Education LT 351. The session is designed to assist academics who are planning an application.

Professor Stephen Garton (Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor) will chair the session which will include presentations from Professor Pip Pattison (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)), Chair of the Academic Board, Associate Professor Peter McCallum and Ms Fiona Krautil (Director, Equity & Diversity Strategy Centre). You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.


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.

Applicant information session 2014

The following presentations were recorded at the Applicant information session in February 2014.

View videos of the 2014 applicant information session

You can view the slides by clicking on the name of each presentation.

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

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

Presenting a convincing teaching case for promotion (Professor Keith Trigwell, Institute for Teaching and Learning)

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

Successful applicant for promotion to Level C and D (Associate Professor Arlie Loughnan, Sydney Law School)

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

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

22:29 minutes Download video (mp4, 73.44 Mb)

Service to the University, discipline and community
Presenter: Associate Professor Peter McCallum, Chair, Academic Board

17:04 minutes Download video (mp4, 68.58 Mb)

Presenting the teaching case
Presenter: Professor Keith Trigwell, Institute for Teaching and Learning

15:30 minutes Download video (mp4, 67.64 Mb)

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

22:28 minutes Download video (mp4, 71.65 Mb)

Preparing a successful application
Presenter: Associate Professor Arlie Loughnan, successful applicant to Level D, 2013

28:13 minutes Download video (mp4, 117.74 Mb)

Equal opportunity principles and promotion
Presenter: Dr Maree Murray, Acting Director, Equity and Diversity Strategy Centre

02:22 minutes Download video (mp4, 5.95 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