Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion in 2019

Notice of intent to apply for promotion has now closed.
If you are intending to apply for promotion in 2019, please contact the Academic Promotions Unit directly at .

Online applications will open on 1 February 2019.
Please note applicants will not be able to access the online system until this this date.

To assist with preparing your application please click the following link to access a guide to the online system, and the data expectations for each menu item. The system will be upgraded prior to 1 February and some minor changes will be incorporated for 2019.

Upcoming Events

2019 Academic Promotions Information Session.
The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton, will host an information session for academic staff intending to apply for promotion in 2019.

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: 11:30am–1:30pm, Tuesday 29 January
Where: F23 Administration Building, Level 1, Auditorium 1
Register your interest

Policy and guidelines

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

Changes to the policy for 2019 can be found in the 2019 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 relative to opportunity are also a useful resource.

Applications are to be submitted via the online application form.

Important dates for applicants in 2019



Promotion to Level B

Promotion to Level C

Promotion to Level D

Promotion to Level E

Applications close

14 March

14 March

28 March

11 April

LPC final meetings




July - August

CPC meetings





Applicants notified of outcome

24 October

24 October

11 December

12 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)