Academic Promotions

An academic promotion round is conducted annually and is the means by which academic staff are able to apply for;

  • movement to a higher academic grading; or
  • movement over a salary bar, or
  • accelerated progression within current grade and salary range.

The full timetable can be viewed here. 

Instructions on how to apply for promotion are available on the following pages:

Specific advice on preparing applications for the different levels of the promotion round can be found on the following pages:

Eligibility

All academic staff with ongoing (permanent) employment agreements are eligible to apply, except in the case of promotion to Professor, where applicants also have to have achieved a senior academic rank, normally at Associate Professor level. Staff who are on fixed-term agreements are not eligible.

Levels of promotion

Promo diagram

There are three categories of promotion:

Level one:

Movement within:
  • Tutor or Senior Tutor
  • English Language Teacher or Senior English Language Teacher
  • Lecturer/Research Officer
  • Practicing Veterinarian/Professional Clinician
  • Senior Lecturer Range 1/Senior Research Officer Range 1
  • Senior Practicing Veterinarian Range 1/Professional Clinician Range 1
Movement from/to:
  • Tutor to Senior Tutor
  • English Language Teacher or Senior English Language Teacher
  • Lecturer/Research Officer to Senior Lecturer Range 1/Senior Research Officer Range 1
  • Practicing Veterinarian/Professional Clinician to Senior Practicing Veterinarian Range 1/Senior Professional Clinician Range 1

Level two:

Movement to and within:
  • Senior Lecturer Range 2/Senior Research Officer Range 2
  • Senior Practicing Veterinarian Range 2/Senior Professional Clinician Range 2

Level three:

To Professor or Associate Professor

Promotion to Professor or Associate Professor is conducted separately from the Level One and Two promotions outlined above. Movement within salary ranges for existing Professors and Associate Professors is detailed in the salary review process for academic staff.

 

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