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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

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

All deadlines are 11:59pm that day unless stated otherwise by the Academic Career Progression Team in our communications.

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 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021

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 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021

Promotion to Senior Lecturer (teaching)

Applications for promotion to Senior Lecturer with a teaching specialism are considered by Academic Staff Committee (ASC) twice a year and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021

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 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021

Translation to Reader

Applications for translation to Reader (from Senior Lecturer or Senior Research 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 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021
6 April 2021 16 June 2021

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 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021
6 April 2021 16 June 2021

Promotion from Lecturer (teaching) grade 7 to grade 8

Applications for promotion to Lecturer with a teaching specialism grade 7 to grade 8 are considered by Academic Staff Committee at any time of the year and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021
6 April 2021 16 June 2021

Promotion to Professor

Applications can be considered at any Academic Staff Committee (ASC) and the meeting dates and deadlines for submitting completed applications to HR in 2020/21 are as follows:

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR Academic Staff Committee meeting
11 January 2021 28 January 2021 (exceptional round)
24 February 2021 5 May 2021
6 April 2021 16 June 2021