Academic Promotions

Applying for academic promotion

The Academic Promotions online system is now open. Apply online

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.

The 2017 Applicant Information Session was held on Friday, 10 February 3-5pm, New Law School Lecture Theatre 024. The session was hosted by the Provost and DVC, Professor Stephen Garton and include presentations on preparing the cases for Teaching, Research and Governance, Leadership & Engagement. The session is now available to download below


The 2016 Heads of Schools/Nominees Briefing Session is available to listen to below.

New in 2017

Please note there are major changes to policy and procedure for 2017 which are listed in the 2017 Academic Promotion Policy & Procedural changes table

Policy and guidelines

Applicants for promotion should consult the Academic Promotions Policy, the Academic Promotions Procedures and the 2017 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 2017

 

 

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 (2017)

16 March

(midnight)

16 March

(midnight)

30 March

(midnight)

12 April

(midnight)

Academic Promotions Unit (APU) sends requests for reports to referees and Head of School (HOS)/nominee

 

20/03/2017

 

20/03/2017

 

03/04/2017

 

18/04/2017

Deadline for receipt of referees' and HOS reports

7/04/2017

7/04/2017

21/04/2017 05/05/2017
APU sends request for report to assessors  *

 *

 01/05/2017

22/05/2017

Deadline for receipt of assessor reports

 *

 *

 19/05/2017 9/06/2016
Local Promotion Committee - preliminary meeting time frames

05/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

05/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

13/06/2017 - 23/06/2017 *
Local Promotion Committee - final meeting time frames

04/09/2017 - 15/09/2017

04/09/2017 - 15/09/2017

7/08/2017 - 18/8/2017 24/07/2017 - 04/08/2017

Central Promotions Committee (CPC) meeting

 *  * 22/11/2017

16/11/2017

Letters of advice sent to applicants

26/10/2017 26/10/2017 06/12/2017

07/12/2017

Promotions take effect

1 January 2018 (all levels)

* not applicable at this level

Applicant Information Session, 10 Febraury 2017

The 2017 Applicant Information session was held on Friday 10 February.
The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton chaired the session. The following presentations are available to view or download below:
Professor Stephen Garton - Opening comments and advice for intending applicants.
Lisa Kennedy, Talent, Organisational Development & Diversity - Career Planning Support, Equal Opportunity Principles
Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Preparing the Case for Teaching
Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) - Preparing the Case for Research
Associate Professor Tony Masters, Chair of the Academic Board - Preparing the Case for Governance, Leadership, Engagement
Associate Professor Anna Rangan, successful 2016 Level D applicant
Professor Stephen Garton - final questions and closing comments.

Applicant Information Session 2017 - Introduction, Professor Stephen Garton, Provost & DVC

35:04 minutes Download video (mp4, 93.56 Mb)

Applicant Information Session 2017 - Equal Opportunity Principles - Lisa Kennedy

13:16 minutes Download video (mp4, 32.40 Mb)

Applicant Information Session 2017 - Preparing the Case for Teaching, Professor Pip Pattison, DVC Education

26:12 minutes Download video (mp4, 65.81 Mb)

Applicant Information Session 2017 - Preparing the Case for Research, Professor Duncan Ivison, DVC Research

20:00 minutes Download video (mp4, 48.93 Mb)

Applicant Information Session 2017 - Preparing the Case for Governance, Leadership, Engagement, Associate Professor Tony Masters, Chair, Academic Board

10:24 minutes Download video (mp4, 29.20 Mb)

Applicant Information Session 2017 - Successful 2016 Level D applicant, Associate Professor Anna Rangan

09:26 minutes Download video (mp4, 22.79 Mb)

Applicant Information Session 2017 - Final questions, Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and DVC

07:30 minutes Download video (mp4, 16.70 Mb)

Local Promotions Committee Member Briefing Session - Friday 27 May, 2016

The 2016 Local Promotion Committee Members briefing session was held on Friday 27 May.
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
Professor Stephen Garton - Evaluating the Case for Research
Professor Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Evaluating the Case for Teaching
Associate Professor Tony Masters, Chair of the Academic Board - Evaluating the Case for Service to the University, Discipline and Community
Ms Fiona Krautil (Equity and Diversity Strategy)- Equal Opportunity Principles and Promotion

116:55 minutes Download video (mp4, 309.56 Mb)

Applicant Information Session, Thursday 11 February 2016

Applicant Information Session 2016 - Introduction, Professor Stephen Garton, Provost & DVC

25:59 minutes Download video (mp4, 67.41 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - Equal Opportunity Principles - Ms Penelope Pitcairn

18:12 minutes Download video (mp4, 44.45 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - The Case for Teaching, Professor Pip Pattison, DVC Education

20:04 minutes Download video (mp4, 50.36 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - Making the Case for Research, Professor Stephen Garton on behalf of the DVC Research

31:50 minutes Download video (mp4, 95.78 Mb)

Applicant Information Session - Making the Case for Governance, Leadership & Engagement - Associate Professor Peter McCallum on behalf of the Chair of the Academic Board

08:20 minutes Download video (mp4, 23.86 Mb)

Please visit this link link to view the complete set of slides regarding Governance, Leadership & Engagement

Applicant Information Session - Successful applicant Level D 2015, Associate Professor Tara Murphy

07:43 minutes Download video (mp4, 19.18 Mb)

Head of Schools/Nominees Briefing Session 2016

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton hosted the Heads of Schools/Nominee Briefing Session, Friday 11 March, 1-2pm, New Law LT 106.

78:40 minutes Download video (mp4, 197.57 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.

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 (Monday to Thursday)
  • +61 9351 4039