Normally the Academic Promotion round opens no later than 1 April each year. In the current context and organisational priorities, the 2020 Academic Promotions Round will be delayed and open on 13 May 2020.

Academic Promotions

Promotion rounds for academic staff are conducted annually.

Key Dates:
  • 13 May 2020: Applications open for all academic levels (Levels B - E)
  • 31 July 2020: Applications for all academic levels (Level B - E) close at 5pm AEDT
  • 1 January 2021: Promotions take effect.

Applicants are to submit their Application and Case for Promotion Form, including the required approved attachments by the closing date to: 

Attend an Academic Promotions Information Session

Register for the Promotions Information Sessions held each year - check the Learning and Development website for details.

Information for applicants:

The principles of the academic promotions processes are underpinned by the Academic Promotions Policy and Academic Promotions Procedures

The process assesses that academic staff have demonstrated that they meet the expectations for the relevant academic level and academic career pathway (ACP) as detailed in the Guidelines on the Criteria and Evidence Requirements for Promotion and the Academic Performance Matrices and Evidence (APME) Framework.

All applications for promotion must use the current version of the form:

Applicants for promotion are encouraged to:

  1. discuss your plans to apply for promotion with your nominated supervisor: this discussion would normally be part of ongoing performance review and planning conversations with your nominated supervisor. In addition, you may wish to seek further guidance from other senior academic staff members who have successfully experienced the process.
  2. ensure you have reviewed the policy, procedures, application and case for promotion form, and guidelines along with the applicant guide.
  3. Start early: carefully read the guidelines and start preparing your case and evidence portfolio early to give yourself the best chance of success.

Help with applying

You can watch recordings from previous years information sessions for guidance with your application:

To assist you in building your case for promotion, you can access successful applications from various ACPs.

Additional Resources:

Further Advice

If you require further information about the academic promotions process, please speak with your supervisor or visit Service Central.

Academic Promotions Committee Meeting Dates

Academic Promotions Committee - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Levels B/C)
  • Tuesday 18 August 2020
  • Thursday 29 October 2020
Academic Promotions Committee – Associate Professor (Level D)
  • Tuesday 18 August 2020
  • Friday 30 October 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 17 November 2020.

Applicants invited to interview are to make themselves available. Interviews are normally held in North Sydney.

Academic Promotions Committee – Professor (Level E)

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed

Interview date: Thursday 26 November 2020.

Applicants invited to interview are to make themselves available. Interviews are normally held in North Sydney.

Page last updated on 02/04/2020

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