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Information for academic staff

The University expects that all academic staff members with agreements of one year or longer should benefit from having their performance reviewed regularly, with appropriate staff development opportunities put in place.

Academic titles

This tool allows you to find specific information regarding your job title.

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Academic promotion

Academic promotion usually refers to cases where job title changes. The process may also be used to consider additional increments within certain scales.

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Professional development for academic staff

There are a range of professional development opportunities available to academic staff

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Confirmation path

Academic staff hired on a confirmation path must meet clear objectives in three key areas over a five-year period.

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Academic progression

Progression refers to movement within a salary scale while retaining the same job title. Progression is subject to satisfactory performance.

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Performance & salary review

An annual or biennial review of performance which, following a positive review, may result in progression within the salary scale.

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Annual performance appraisal

Regular performance review and appropriate professional development put in place for academic staff not involved in promotion, confirmation path, scholarship development or review processes.

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Academic Leadership Development Programme

The Academic Leadership Development Programme (ALDP) is one of a number of resources available to leaders and it focuses on fostering excellence in academic leadership at the University of Otago.

Find out more about the Academic Leadership Development Programme