Due to the current situation in regards to the pandemic, the Academic Promotion process will begin later in the year, key dates are listed below.
For further information regarding the pandemic, please refer to our updated FAQ's.
Key dates for 2021/22
- 15 December 2021 - Departments to notify Academic Processes of anticipated applications
- 28 January 2022 - Deadline for which applications should be sent to Academic Processes
- Spring/Summer terms - Consideration of applications
- 17 March 2022 – First UPPC meeting to review Professorial Cases.
Decisions made on whether to progress to the next meeting. Reference’s will be requested at this stage.
- 30 March 2022 – First ASC meeting to consider promotions to grades FA6, FA7 & FA8.
- 20 April 2022 – Second ASC meeting to consider promotions to grades FA8 Reader
- 10 June 2022 – Third ASC meeting to consider any final cases.
- 16 June 2022 – Second UPPC meeting to consider Professorial Cases following receipt of references.
- End of Summer term - Where possible outcomes will be communicated to applicants by the end of the Summer term.
- 1 August 2022 - Date from which promotions are effective.
Memberships for both ASC and UPPC can be found here.
Following the positive responses to the introduction of promotions advisers last year it has been decided to continue to offer this service for the coming promotions cycle. Advisers will be individuals who have some experience of the processes but they will not directly involved in the process. Departments will routinely provide advice and support to their staff and the role of the adviser is the provision of additional advice about how best to present a case given the potential difficulties and disruptions caused by prolonged periods of home working. All the promotions advisers are volunteers and will be willing to review and comment on submissions and/or discuss in person (probably via MS Teams) as appropriate.
If you would like to request a promotions adviser, please could you email AcademicProcesses, Resource firstname.lastname@example.org and just give us a very brief indication of why this would be of particular benefit (e.g. – disrupted by caring arrangements while working from home; experimental work disrupted by closure of lab facilities; etc.). There is no deadline for requests but we’d encourage you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can match you to an adviser.
Call for Volunteers
We would also welcome further volunteers to act as promotion advisers to guide candidates though the process, if you would be willing to act as an adviser, please email Academic Processes email@example.com
Academic Promotions Explained Event
Professor Chris Ennew, the Provost will be holding a Q&A Session on Friday 15 October 2021, 13.30 - 15.30 (via Teams), supported by Karen Terry Weymouth, HR Strategy Director
The Provost will discuss the promotions framework and its operation in more detail. The event is open to all staff and specifically aimed at those academic staff who are either considering applying for promotion or supporting a colleague in applying for promotion.
Please follow the below link to register a space for one of the Promotions Q&A sessions and a calendar invite will be sent to you to attend the session in due course.
Academic Promotion process
Senate have recently approved the new framework for academic promotions which was implemented for the 2018/19 promotions round.
Please find below supporting information and documents:
- Academic Promotions Criteria
- Career pathway matrix
- Academic Promotion application form - non-professorial
- Academic Promotion application form - professorial
- CV template
- Summary profiles by pathway:
- Academic Promotions Guidelines
- Head of Department Guidelines
- Slides from Academic Promotions Explained presentation (October 2020)
For applications to change career pathway at the same level please use the following application form:
For any other queries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Example Application Forms and CV's
To assist applicants, some members of the Academic Processes Review Group have provided a sample application form and CV :
Professor, Research and Teaching MKn
Professor, Research and Teaching MK
Professor, Research and Teaching CE
Professor, Teaching Focussed GV
These application forms have been reviewed by a current member of The University's Professorial Promotions Committee and their comments can be found here
Teaching Focussed Pathway
The TR&R Learning Circle are pleased to share the output of some work conducted to support teaching focussed staff in developing their promotion applications. See link below for a set of example activities and evidence that teaching focussed colleagues have previously used in successful applications across the spectrum of levels of promotion. These authentic, anonymised examples are intended to supplement the examples given within the University Academic Promotions Criteria documentation to support teaching focussed colleagues in articulating their evidence against the criteria.