Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion in 2018

The online system for 2018 Academic Promotion Applications opens at 10 am, Thursday 1 February.

Apply online

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.

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.

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

15 March


15 March


28 March


12 April


 Referee requests sent

20 March 

20 March 

4 April 

17 April 

 Referee reports due

9 April 

9 April 

24 April 

10 May 

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)