Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion

The Academic Promotions online system will open at 8am Monday 9 February 2015. Due to the delay the closing dates have been extended by one week and are listed below.

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 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)

26 March

(midnight)

26 March

(midnight)

8 April

(midnight)

23 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 9 May
APU sends request for report to assessors *

*

*

1 June

Deadline for receipt of assessor reports

*

*

* 19 June

Central Promotions Committee (CPC) meeting

    27 November

9 November

Letters of advice sent to applicants

5 November 5 November 10 December

11 December

Promotions take effect

1 January 2016 (all levels)

* not applicable at this level

Applicant information session 2015

The following presentations were recorded at the Applicant information session on Tuesday 10 February 2015.

View videos of the 2015 applicant information session

You can view and download the slides 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.

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