Human Resources

Academic staff promotion

One of the University’s objectives is to attract, develop and retain high quality staff.

Academic promotion seeks to recognise and reward excellent staff. All academic staff, other than those on casual appointments, are eligible and encouraged to apply for academic promotion.

There are no quotas and all staff meeting the promotion standards can advance. Contributions to teaching, research and service are all highly valued.

The Academic Promotions Committee (APC) meets monthly (except in January and July) which allows staff to have the flexibility to prepare their applications for promotion and submit them throughout the year.

Organisational and Staff Development Services (OSDS) offers regular workshops to assist staff on promotion procedures. The Committee's Executive Officer is also available to provide advice.

The Committee takes account of an applicant’s total body of work, with a particular focus on the achievements since their last promotion.

All staff should familiarise themselves with the Academic Staff Promotion Policy which covers all aspects of academic staff promotion, including eligibility, assessment, fast-tracking and review.