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Promotion to Teaching Fellow (grade 7 to grade 8)

Use this guide to help you understand the criteria and steps to take to apply for promotion to Teaching Fellow grade 8

When to apply

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.

Please note that the terms and conditions for Lecturers with a teaching specialism has recently changed from using the title ‘Teaching Fellow’ to 'Lecturer' and we are currently working on updating our webpages and associated documentation to reflect the agreed changes. The processes and criteria for applying for promotion remains the same.

Applications for promotion from Teaching Fellow Grade 7 to Grade 8 can be made at any time of the year.

These cases will be considered by Teaching Fellow Sub Group (TFSG) which will then make a recommendation to Academic Staff Committee (ASC).

How to apply

Candidates for promotion from Teaching Fellow Grade 7 to Grade 8 are expected to demonstrate:

  • evidence of sustained performance in Teaching,

  • two or more of the criteria in Teaching/Management and Leadership

Read the detailed promotion criteria.

If you believe you meet the criteria, complete the application form (Teaching Fellow Grade 7 to Grade 8) and submit this and the supporting documentation to your Head of Department (Dean for School of Management).

What happens next

Your Head of Department (Dean for School of Management) will consult senior staff within the Department/School to assess the level of support for the applications.

If your Head of Department/Division supports your case they will submit your completed application to Human Resources along with:

Considering your case

Your case will be considered by TFSG who will recommend to ASC whether to:

  • confirm the promotion

  • decline the promotion

  • interview you before a decision is made

Your Head of Department (Dean for School of Management) will be notified of the outcome of the TFSG meeting, and they will let you know the recommendation. The recommendation of TFSG will be considered at the next ASC meeting, and you will be formally notified of the outcome usually within two weeks of the ASC meeting.

Promotion will take effect from the first day of the month following the ASC meeting. For more information on starting salaries for successful promotions, please refer to the University guidance.

If a case for promotion is not supported either by the Department or by ASC, your Head of Department/Division will arrange for a Personal Action Plan to be developed.

This web page provides a summary only and should be read in conjunction with the Career Progression in the Education and Research Job Family: principles and framework document.

Deadlines for completed applications

Visit our webpage to find out the deadlines for submitting your completed application to HR and when it will be considered by ASC in 2019/20.