Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion in 2018

Applications for academic promotion are accepted annually. Online applications will open on
1 February 2018.

If you are intending to apply for promotion in 2018, you must have consulted with your Head of School or relevant supervisor and lodged notice of your intent to the promotions unit by 30 November 2017. Please if you have any questions about this requirement.

Applicant Information Session 2018

Are you thinking about applying for academic promotion this year? Would you like to know how to write a strong application? Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton, will host an information session for academic staff on Tuesday 30 January.

The session will include presentations from Professor Pip Pattison (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)); Professor Jane Hanrahan (on behalf of the Chair of the Academic Board); Professor Stephen Garton on behalf of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research); a recently successful applicant and a representative from Talent, Organisational Development and Diversity. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Event details

When: 10:00 am – Midday, Tuesday 30 January
Where: Quadrangle Building, General Lecture Theatre K2.05

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 also contains important information about preparing an application and about the academic promotions process.

Applications are to be submitted via the online application form, which will open on 1 February 2018.

Important dates for applicants in 2018



Promotion to Level B

Promotion to Level C

Promotion to Level D

Promotion to Level E

Academic Promotions online system opens

1 February

1 February

1 February

1 February

Applications close (2018)

15 March


15 March


28 March


12 April


Previous 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, Room L2.03, Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus:

  • +61 2 9036 5198 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)
  • +61 9036 9681 (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)