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Academic promotions timetable

Timetable for 2022 (for promotions effective from 1 February 2023)

1 March Documentation for promotions taking effect from the following 1 February will be circulated to Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Departments, Deans and will also be made available electronically through the University network.
March Information sessions on "How to Apply for Promotion" held.

See Section 23: Further information about applying

1 April Pro-Vice-Chancellors to advise the Human Resources Division of membership of Divisional Promotion Committees.
May Briefing session(s) offered by Human Resources for new Divisional Committee members.
7 July Applications/recommendations for promotion to be received by the Human Resources Manager, Promotions and Remuneration, Human Resources Division by 5pm.
By 25 July Applications for consideration by Divisional Promotions Committee forwarded to Pro- Vice-Chancellors.
August Divisional Promotions Committees meet.
31 August Divisional Committee decisions, together with recommendations concerning promotions to be considered by Staffing Advisory Committee, received by the Human Resources Manager, Promotions and Remuneration, Human Resources Division.
The Minutes include all information concerning recommended referees for applicants seeking advancement to Associate Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Research Associate Professor, Professor, Clinical Professor and Research Professor.
September Papers issued by the Human Resources Division to Staffing Advisory Committee and observers.
20-21 September Staffing Advisory Committee meets (preliminary assessments only).
Late September-October Human Resources requests reports from external referees for applications for Associate Professorial and Professorial promotion which Staffing Advisory Committee has recommended to proceed.
7 October Pro-Vice-Chancellors advise the Human Resources Division of their nominations for membership of the Special Advisory Committee established to consider applications for promotion to Professor, Clinical Professor and Research Professor.
1 November Staffing Advisory Committee meets to make final decisions on promotion to Associate Professor, Clinical Associate Professor and Research Associate Professor.
Week ending 18 November Notification of promotion decisions will reach applicants by email by Thursday 17 November. Please note that some applicants for Associate Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Research Associate Professor, Professor, Clinical Professor or Research Professor will receive progress reports if a decision has not been made. Final decisions will be advised as soon as possible.
November or December Special Advisory Committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor meets to consider applications for promotion to Professor, Clinical Professor and Research Professor.
22 December

Deadline for appeals.

See Section 24: Appeals