Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion in 2019

Applications for academic promotion are accepted annually. If you are intending to apply for promotion in 2019, you must consult with your Head of School or relevant supervisor before 31 October 2018 and lodge notice of your intent to apply by 30 November 2018.

Online applications will open on 1 February 2019.

Upcoming events

The Academic Promotions unit is hosting a Career Development session on Monday 5 November. This session is intended for applicants thinking about applying in the next 3 to 5 years. The session will include presentations from the Director of Educational Strategy, Associate Professor Peter McCallum; Chair of the Academic Board, Associate Professor Tony Masters; and Head of Diversity, Leadership and Inclusion, Sarah Abbott.

Any Academic Promotion Policy changes will also be discussed and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Event details
Career Development session
When: 3.00pm to 5.00pm, Monday 5 November
Where: New Law lecture Theatre 101
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Policy and guidelines

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

Please note there are some changes to policy and procedures for 2018.
Details are listed in the 2018 Academic Promotion policy & procedural changes table.

The Applicant Guidelines]] contains important information about preparing an application and about the academic promotions process. The guidelines about [ are also a useful resource.

Applications are to be submitted via the online application form.

Important dates for applicants in 2018



Promotion to Level B

Promotion to Level C

Promotion to Level D

Promotion to Level E

Applications close

15 March

15 March

28 March

12 April

LPC final meetings

3 - 14 September

3 - 14 September

6 - 17 August

23 July - 9 August

CPC meetings



21 November

9 November 

Applicants notified of outcome

25 October

25 October

12 December

13 December

Applicant Information Sessions

Videos of recent applicant information sessions are available on the academic promotions applicant resources page.

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.

Educational Innovation Team

In collaboration with faculty colleagues, the Educational Innovation team offers workshops in faculties to support promotion applicants in making their case for teaching. Information on these workshops and other career development initiatives can be viewed on the Educational Innovation website.

Contact information

For more information or assistance, contact the Academic Promotions Unit

  • +61 2 9036 7514 (Monday-Thursday)