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Academic promotion

Understand the various routes of academic promotion open to E&R staff.



The various routes for academic promotion open to staff can be found in the Career Progression in the Education & Research job family framework document.

Three main categories are used when assessing applications for promotion:

  • Teaching

  • Research and Scholarship

  • Management and Leadership

The evidence required for each category depends on the promotion route you are applying for.

Promotion routes

Guidance for Heads of Department

Read the guidance for Heads of Department on academic promotions.

Principles of research assessment and management

The University has developed a set of principles outlining its approach to research assessment and management, including the responsible use of quantitative indicators. The assessment of academic promotion cases by Academic Staff Committee and its related Sub Groups will be made in accordance with these principles.

Recent academic promotions

Find out about recent academic promotions.