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Academic promotions timetable

Timetable for 2020 (for promotions effective from 1 February 2021)

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.
9 MarchPro-Vice-Chancellors to advise the Human Resources Division of membership of Divisional Promotion Committees.
March

Information sessions on "How to Apply for Promotion" held.

See Section 23: Further information about applying

MayBriefing session(s) offered by Human Resources for new Divisional Committee members.
8 JuneApplications/recommendations for promotion to be received by the Human Resources Manager, Promotions and Remuneration, Human Resources Division by 5pm.
by 22 JuneApplications for consideration by Divisional Promotions Committee forwarded to Pro- Vice-Chancellors.
June/JulyDivisional Promotions Committees meet.
29 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.

21 JulyPapers issued by the Human Resources Division to Staffing Advisory Committee and observers.
4 – 5 AugustStaffing Advisory Committee meets (preliminary assessments only).
August

Human Resources requests reports from eternal referees 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.
21 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.
22 SeptemberStaffing Advisory Committee meets to make final decisions on promotion to Associate Professor, Clinical Associate Professor and Research Associate Professor.
8 October

Human Resources sends notification of promotion decisions to reach applicants by email on Thursday 8 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.
16 November

Deadline for appeals.

See Section 24: Appeals