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
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
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:
The Dean of Faculty/School assessment
a supporting statement from another senior member of the Department/Division
supporting information including online unit evaluation scores
a recent teaching observation.
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.