Level One and Two - Support for Preparing your Promotion Application

All applications must be made through the online application system: https://acapromo.massey.ac.nz 

A copy of the Academic Promotion Round booklet for 2017, which contains detailed information on the promotion criteria, is attached below for reference:

Academic Staff Promotions - Level 1 and 2 Academic Staff Promotions - Level 1 and 2

Step-by-step instructions for completing the Level One and Two Academic Promotions applications can be viewed on the Administration page:

Application Instructions


If you have had a significant period of absence due to paternal leave, illness, or other reason during the period being considered, ensure that you briefly outline this under the absences section of the online application system. The committees will take this into consideration when assessing your application.

Brief overview (Two Page Maximum)

The brief overview must not exceed two pages in total (please do not adjust the fonts and margins which are preset in the template). It should contain a succinct summary of the context in which you work, provide a compelling overview of your case for promotion, and highlight your contributions across your nominated fields. It is important to note that the Committee will be reading all of your application in detail, so your brief overview is an opportunity to highlight to the Committee your case in a concise form.

Brief Overview Template

Teaching and Supervision (Three Page Maximum)

You should provide evidence of your contribution and commitment to quality in teaching and supervision. Depending on the level for which you are applying, examples may include: the number of PhD candidates you have supervised and their completion rate and destinations. Innovative approaches to student learning may be summarised, including pedagogies, teaching practice and methods, student engagement, and curriculum development that you have created, contributed towards, or lead. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide appropriate evidence supporting their case, as the University no longer provides exhaustive examples of evidence. Ensure the evidence that you provide supports what you are saying in your teaching narrative, and it should clearly highlight your strengths in teaching and supervision. Appendices should be attached under the Additional Information section.

Teaching and Supervision Template

Criteria and evidence specific to Teaching and Supervision

The promotion criteria recognises teachers and supervisors who are able to demonstrate high levels of achievement, impact, and peer recognition by making a substantial contribution to, or leading of successful teaching programmes and teams through, for example:

TS 1 Designing innovative, inspirational, technologically advanced and/or diverse approaches to curriculum design and delivery
TS 2 Stimulating the learning experience by sharing knowledge from their own research, scholarship and creative work and/or clinical and professional practice with students and within course/paper/programme content
TS 3 Earning student and peer endorsement for the content, design and delivery of courses
TS 4 Advancing an active and thriving postgraduate culture in their College and University communities
TS 5 Engaging stakeholders in programme and curriculum content, design, delivery, assessment and work integrated learning opportunities, where appropriate
TS 6 Enabling high levels of student and graduate participation, achievement and skills acquisition to maximise post-graduation outcomes
TS 7 Demonstrating commitment to the recruitment and academic success of Māori students, including inclusion of Māori aspects in course curriculum and assessment; contribution to Māori students and supervision, and consulting on the Māori content of degrees
TS 8 Demonstrating commitment to Pasifika curriculum development and the recruitment and academic success of Pasifika students
TS 9 Initiating, leading, and/or making a significant contribution to enterprising teaching practice-based projects with demonstrable social, cultural or economic impact within and beyond the University
TS 10 Engaging, inspiring and educating students and graduates to develop entrepreneurial skills, competencies and projects
TS 11 Building diverse networks that generate opportunities for faculty and students to engage in enterprising activities and other employment opportunities


Research and Enterprise (Three Page Maximum)

You should detail your achievements since your last promotion. It is important to make very clear the quality and impact of your work under the research and enterprise criteria in a manner appropriate to your discipline. Ensure the evidence that you provide supports what you are saying in your research narrative, and that it clearly highlights your strengths. Appendices should be attached under the Additional Information section. You may also wish to provide a copy of your research portfolio from Symplectic.

Research and Enterprise Template

Criteria and evidence specific to Research and Enterprise

The promotion criteria recognises researchers and scholars who are able to demonstrate high levels of achievement, impact and peer recognition by, for example:

RE 1 Creating and disseminating, individually and/or as part of a team, original research/scholarship and/or creative works of national and/or international significance as appropriate
RE 2 Demonstrating a commitment to transparency of research conduct with findings being subject to scrutiny and rigorous assessment by experts within their field and other stakeholders
RE 3 Advancing knowledge by disseminating the outcomes of their research/scholarship/creative works widely and continuously in academic, public and professional fora
RE 4 Producing work, either individually or via mutually beneficial partnerships, that is of direct relevance to and impact on the specific social, cultural, economic and educational needs of national and international communities, government, business and society
RE 5 Demonstrating commitment to research that advances Māori scholarship, focuses on kaupapa Māori, is led by Māori, views any issue from a Māori perspective, promotes tikanga tuku iho and supports the needs of iwi, hapu, whanau, mata waka and other Māori communities
RE 6 Demonstrating commitment to the University’s policies and priorities for advancing Pasifika research and development
RE 7 Demonstrating a highly productive research trajectory based on quality research outputs
RE 8 Developing and/or contributing to the maintenance of a vital, high quality research environment for the benefit of their students, colleagues and their disciplines within the University and beyond, including mentoring new and emerging researchers into successful research careers
RE 9 Generating research income through external funding bids, commercialisation and in-kind support through strategic partnerships and/or new revenue sources from enterprise/entrepreneurial/consultancy projects; grants, sponsorship funding or in-kind contributions to research projects
RE 10 Securing patents, design registrations or the creation of other commercialisable intellectual property, technology transfers and business hatcheries/incubators/start-ups

Clinical and Professional Practice (Three Page Maximum) 

Clinical and Professional Practice Template

Criteria and evidence specific to Clinical and Professional Practice

The promotion criteria recognises academic staff who demonstrate high levels of achievement, impact and peer recognition in clinical and professional practice by, for example:

CPP 1 Serving the community via provision of high-quality clinical/professional teaching and service that maintains/or increases caseload of the clinic (or professional practice); builds the reputation of the service; is recognised and valued by the wider public and profession; and is adopted by the wider profession
CPP 2 Engaging with the wider profession to address critical deficiencies in knowledge and services; to develop clinical and teaching activities; to establish significant participation and/or leadership in national (international) professional organisations
CPP 3 Attracting clients to the clinic (or professional practice); and supporting post-graduate students to engage in clinical and professional training opportunities such as internships and residencies
CPP 4 Improving clinical/professional practice through scholarship and dissemination of best practice, including presenting and/or publishing in internationally reputable media and other fora research/scholarly works related to clinical or professional practice
CPP 5 Demonstrating significant participation and/or leadership in governance of the clinic/practice; in university, national, international bodies
CPP 6 Integrating teaching into clinical (professional) service by (for example) meaningful inclusion of students (undergraduate, intern, resident) in the management of cases; fully utilising case material for effective undergraduate (intern, resident) training; developing novel teaching methods around clinical caseload; generating new caseload to support teaching; developing clinical teaching methods whose value is acknowledged by peers; leading development of clinical curriculum; responsibility for organisation of clinical rosters and papers/courses

Academic Citizenship (Three Page Maximum)

Academic citizenship at Massey University takes many forms and is guided by the principle of conscientious and responsible institutional involvement that extends beyond immediate colleagues, students, discipline or university to include obligations to society at large.

At a formal level, it involves the assumption of leadership and management to an appropriate level. At an informal level, academic citizenship embraces responsibilities to colleagues, in and outside the institution, such as helping, nurturing and supporting their work, especially that of younger or newer colleagues. It includes generous, mutually-respectful and supportive working relationships with academic, professional and technical staff, be they permanent or fixed term. In all, the best acts of good citizenship demonstrate personal commitment towards excellent academic practice. Where possible, provide evidence which supports what you are saying in your Academic Citizenship narrative, clearly highlighting your strengths. Appendices should be attached under the Additional Information section.

Academic Citizenship Template

Criteria and Evidence Specific to Academic Citizenship

The promotion criteria recognises academic staff who are able to demonstrate high levels of engagement and impact in areas of academic citizenship by, for example:

AC 1 Demonstrating disciplinary leadership or a significant contribution through developing or participating in the development of conferences, wananga, symposia, public lectures, public debates, exhibitions, and other events that connect the university with relevant local, national and international communities
AC 2 Demonstrating disciplinary leadership or a significant contribution as members of public, professional, industry advisory, community or accrediting bodies and national or international organisations, networks and societies
AC 3 Representing the discipline, profession and the University as a critical commentator or expert consultant in the community and the media, including social media and other forms of public communication
AC 4 Leading, chairing or making a significant contribution to high performing organisational units (eg. schools or research centres), research groups, networks and/or successful university-wide or external initiatives, and University-wide committees (such as the Doctoral and Ethics committees) and boards (such as College and Academic Boards)
AC 5 Supporting colleagues, research students and external academic peers through journal editing, paper reviewing, thesis examination, refereeing grant applications, sitting on funding panels, quality assessment and assurance panels
AC 6 Mentoring junior staff
AC 7 Promoting, and supporting the embedding of te reo and tikanga into internal University activities; ensuring that university employees can conduct themselves well and confidently in Māori situations when the need arises; providing advice/upholding kaupapa and tikanga Māori for academic units and/or the university
AC 8 Engaging in and designing stimulating recruitment initiatives
AC 9 Supporting students through student advising, pastoral support, and the design of academic student services that facilitate a positive experience for them
AC 10 Organising extra curricular activities that stimulate the learning and research environment, such as field trips and international study tours
AC 11 Representing the College, University or academic discipline on public, professional, industry advisory, community or accrediting bodies and at external events, in committee meetings and on appointment panels, national and international organisations, networks and societies, and Treaty of Waitangi related activities
AC 12 Representing the interests of academic staff in TEU related activities
AC 13 Creating initiatives and events that enhance the environment of the University and its reputation as a great place to work, study and advance knowledge
AC 14 Initiating, leading, and/or making a significant contribution to enterprising community-linked projects with demonstrable social, cultural or economic impact within and beyond the University
AC 15 Strengthening cooperation between the University and local and national firms, central and local government, social enterprises, schools, alumni and entrepreneurs

Additional Information

Applicants are encouraged to provide all relevant information so a fair assessment can be made of their application. In this section you can attach additional relevant information, including any appendices.  This section must also include an applicant’s Job Description or link to Job Description.  Please ensure you include only what is necessary, and are careful to not duplicate any information you have in your CV or in other areas of your application.

Additional Information Template

Curriculum Vitae

Your CV should be accurate and up to date. Think about the relevance of the information you are including, and who your audience will be, ensuring that someone from outside your discipline can understand the format and information you have provided. Ensure the reader understands the order of authors in your publications as this can vary between disciplines (whether it is alphabetical or in order of contribution). Your CV should help to demonstrate a sustained level of performance and should contain a list of your qualifications. 

Converting templates to PDFs

Instructions on converting the templates to PDF format are available here.

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