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Employment terms and conditions for professors

Understand the terms and conditions for professorial staff working at the University.

Terms And Conditions


Professorial salary will be negotiated on the basis of skills, experience, qualifications and the achievements of the successful candidate, and this salary will be placed on the appropriate spine point of the Senior Staff Pay scale. There is an annual remuneration process for Professors, for more information please visit the Professorial Remuneration Procedure

Hours of work

No fixed hours of work are specified for academic staff. Due to the nature of their work, academic staff are considered to be exempt from the provisions of the Working Time Regulations 1998 governing maximum weekly working hours.

Place of work

Your normal place of work is the University premises in Bath. However, you may be required to work on either a temporary or permanent basis at any other University of Bath premises, or at any other location at which the University provides services. Wherever possible we will discuss any change with you, and endeavour to give you reasonable notice of any such change.

Annual leave

For full-time staff there are 26 days of annual leave, plus the (eight) Bank Holidays, and a further five days when the University is closed. Three of these days normally fall at Christmas, when the University is closed for normal business from Christmas Eve until the New Year. Entitlements for part-time staff are calculated on a proportional basis.


Staff may join Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), for which the employee’s contribution is 9.8% of salary, whilst the University contributes a significantly higher amount.


Appointments may be terminated by either side by the giving of three months’ notice expiring on 31 January or at a date thereafter when all assessment and marking for the semester has been completed. Three months’ notice expiring on 30 June, or four months notice expiring on 31 August. Notice should be in writing and addressed to the Director of Human Resources.

Health and medical matters

Appointments are offered subject to the University receiving a satisfactory report on your health from the University’s Occupational Health Department. This is normally undertaken on the basis of a review of a confidential medical questionnaire.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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