Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion

The Academic Promotions online system will open Monday, 1 February 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

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.

The next applicant information session is scheduled for Thursday, 11 February 2016, 1-3pm. Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 024. Registrations: accepted via

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

 

21/03/2016

 

21/03/2016

 

04/04/2016

 

18/04/2016

Deadline for receipt of referees' and HOS reports

08/04/2016

08/04/2016

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

Career Development Information Session

Are you thinking about applying for academic promotion in the next few years? Would you like to know how to plan a strong application? Please see the slides and audio below from the Career Development Information Session for academic staff held on Wednesday 25 November 2015, hosted by Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton.
The session includes presentations from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Pip Pattison; Chair of the Academic Board, Associate Professor Peter McCallum and Ms Fiona Krautil from the Equity and Diversity Strategy Centre.

37:20 minutes Download video (mp4, 81.40 Mb)

15:06 minutes Download video (mp4, 34.64 Mb)

14:03 minutes Download video (mp4, 35.63 Mb)

12:40 minutes Download video (mp4, 29.41 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