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Academic promotions timetable

For promotions effective 1 February 2020

1 MarchDocumentation 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.
8 MarchPro-Vice-Chancellors to advise the Human Resources Division of membership of Divisional Promotion Committees.
15 MarchVice-Chancellor to advise Pro-Vice-Chancellors of her representatives on the Divisional Promotion Committees.
March

Workshops on "How to Apply for Promotion" held.

See Section 23: Further information about applying

2 MayApplications/recommendations for promotion to be received by the Human Resources Manager, Promotions and Remuneration, Human Resources Division by 5pm.
MayBriefing Session(s) offered by Human Resources and the Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC ) for new Divisional Committee members.
24 MayApplications for consideration by Divisional Promotions Committee forwarded to Pro- Vice-Chancellor.
JuneDivisional Promotions Committees meet.
28 June

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.

19 JulyPapers issued by the Human Resources Division to Staffing Advisory Committee and observers.
6 – 7 AugustStaffing Advisory Committee preliminary assessments only.
August

External referees’ reports requested for those applicants for promotion to Associate Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Research Associate Professor, Professor, Clinical Professor or Research Professor which Staffing Advisory Committee has recommended are taken to the next stage.
23 AugustPro-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.
24 SeptemberStaffing Advisory Committee meets with Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Deans (if appropriate), and makes final assessments as appropriate.
10 October

Notification of promotion decisions forwarded to reach applicants by Thursday 11 October. 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.
October or NovemberSpecial Advisory Committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor meets to consider applications for promotion to Professor, Clinical Professor and Research Professor.
15 November

Deadline for appeals.

See Section 24: Appeals