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Deadlines for academic promotion applications

Find out when to submit your application for promotion to HR and when it will be considered by Academic Staff Committee.

Before you submit your application

2020/21 Applications

As you are aware, due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University will need to reconsider some of its essential operations in the coming months, the academic promotions process being one.

It has therefore been agreed that there will be a temporary suspension on all academic promotion applications until further notice to determine how they will be managed in the new academic year.

This means that any applications currently out to external referees will not be considered at the June Academic Staff Committee meeting and any further applications will not be accepted until further notice.

Updates on decisions made with regards to the 2020/21 promotions rounds will be communicated on this web page as well as to your Head of Department/Division.

We thank you for your understanding and patience at this time and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

The deadlines below are for completed applications, supporting documentation and the Head of Department/Division assessment form to be submitted to HR.

You must check with your Head of Department/Division or Department Coordinator for any internal deadlines.

Promotion to Senior Lecturer

Applications for promotion to Senior Lecturer are considered by Academic Staff Committee (ASC) twice a year and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/2020 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 September 2019 26-27 November 2019
20 February 2020 6-7 May 2020

Promotion to Senior Research Fellow

Applications for promotion to Senior Research Fellow are considered by Academic Staff Committee (ASC) twice a year and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/2020 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 September 2019 26-27 November 2019
20 February 2020 6-7 May 2020

Promotion to Senior Teaching Fellow

Applications for promotion to Senior Teaching Fellow are considered by Academic Staff Committee (ASC) twice a year and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/2020 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 September 2019 26-27 November 2019
20 February 2020 6-7 May 2020

Promotion or Translation to Reader

Promotion to Reader

Applications for promotion to Reader are considered by Academic Staff Committee (ASC) twice a year and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/2020 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 September 2019 26-27 November 2019
20 February 2020 6-7 May 2020

Translation to Reader

Applications for translation to Reader (from Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow or Senior Teaching Fellow) can be considered by Academic Staff Committee (ASC) at any ASC meeting and the dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/2020 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 September 2019 26-27 November 2019
20 November 2019 18 February 2020
20 February 2020 6-7 May 2020
26 March 2020 16-17 June 2020

Promotion from Research Associate to Research Fellow

Recommendations from the Faculty or Institute can be considered at any Academic Staff Committee (ASC) and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/2020 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 September 2019 26-27 November 2019
20 November 2019 18 February 2020
20 February 2020 6-7 May 2020
26 March 2020 16-17 June 2020

Promotion from Teaching Fellow grade 7 to grade 8

Applications are considered by Teaching Fellow Sub Group (TFSG) three times a year and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/2020 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Teaching Fellow Sub Group meeting Academic Staff Committee meeting
26 September 2019 17 October 2019 26-27 November 2019
27 February 2020 19 March 2020 6-7 May 2020
15 June 2020 6 July 2020 September 2020 (exact date TBC)

Promotion to Professor

Applications can be considered at any Academic Staff Committee (ASC), excluding September and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2019/20 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 September 2019 26-27 November 2019
20 November 2019 18 February 2020
20 February 2020 6-7 May 2020
26 March 2020 16-17 June 2020