University of Bath

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

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. 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

The deadlines below are for completed applications and supporting documentation to be submitted to HR.

October 2018 Teaching Fellow Sub Group

  • Deadline for completed applications: 27 September 2018

  • Date of TFSG meeting: 18 October 2018

  • Date of ASC meeting: 27-28 November 2018

March 2019 Teaching Fellow Sub Group

  • Deadline for completed applications: 21 February 2019

  • Date of TFSG meeting: 14 March 2019

  • Date of ASC meeting: 8-9 May 2019

July 2019 Teaching Fellow Sub Group

  • Deadline for completed applications: 12 June 2019

  • Date of TFSG meeting: 3 July 2019

  • Date of ASC meeting: September 2019 (exact date TBC)