Human Resources

General provisions for promotion - Teaching and Research Staff (including Professorial Fellow)

Further information

  • Promotion Criteria - Teaching and Research Staff
  • Teaching and research staff promotion
  1. Associate Lecturer to Lecturer
  2. Lecturer to Senior Lecturer
  3. Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor
  4. To Professor
  5. To Professorial Fellow (Research)
  6. To Professorial Fellow (Teaching and Learning)

Associate Lecturer to Lecturer

General comment

An Associate Lecturer seeking promotion to Lecturer will be expected to have demonstrated scholarly achievements. The applicant will be required to have made an exceptional contribution to scholarship by teaching or research, or to have made significant contributions to both. Service to the University, the profession and the community may also be considered.

Teaching and Learning

Applicants should demonstrate a personal contribution and commitment to high quality teaching at several levels. Evidence should also be demonstrated of a commitment to the maintenance of academic standards within the discipline and of a willingness to prepare and deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Research, scholarship and original achievement and/or other relevant creative work

The requirement here is for achievement in a relevant area of research (or other creative work, in the case of appointments in the Arts). This could be demonstrated in a number of ways, including:

  • a personal commitment to, and achievement in, scholarly research and communication of that achievement to others
  • a willingness to undertake research with groups and individuals in the School, both within the particular discipline and within related disciplines
  • a willingness to direct and supervise major honours or postgraduate research projects

Satisfactory performance in research achievement is essential; satisfactory performance in research leadership is supportive but not essential.

Service

This is normally considered under two headings, service within the University and service outside the University.

Within the University – Participation in policy development, committees, supervision or advice at School, Faculty or institutional level.

Outside the University – Applicants should show a willingness to provide leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline.

The inclusion of a Service folio is optional for this level.

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Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

General comment

A Lecturer seeking promotion to Senior Lecturer will be expected to have demonstrated substantial scholarly achievements. The applicant will be required to have made an exceptional contribution to scholarship by teaching or research, or to have made significant contributions to both. When assessing applications for promotion, the Committee will consider all aspects of the application including service to the University and the wider community.

Teaching and Learning

Applicants should demonstrate not only a willingness to prepare and deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials but also a significant personal contribution and commitment to high quality teaching at all levels. Evidence should also be demonstrated of an active role being played in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and of curriculum areas within the discipline.

Research, scholarship and original achievement and/or other relevant creative work

The requirement here is for substantial and significant research and scholarship (or other creative work, in the case of appointments in the Arts). This could be demonstrated in a number of ways, including:

  • a personal commitment to, and achievement in, scholarly research and communication of that achievement to others
  • fostering the research of other groups and individuals in the School, both within the particular discipline and within related disciplines
  • direction and supervision of postgraduate students and willingness to supervise major honours or postgraduate research projects

Substantial and significant research achievement is essential; outstanding performance in research leadership is supportive but not essential.

Service

This is normally considered under two headings, service within the University and service outside the University.

Within the University – Participation in policy development, committees, supervision or advice at School, Faculty or institutional level.

Outside the University – Applicants should show a willingness to provide leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline.

The inclusion of a Service folio is optional for this level.

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Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor

General comment

A Senior Lecturer seeking promotion to Associate Professor will be expected to have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements and will normally be recognised internationally in the discipline. The applicant will be required to have made an exceptional contribution to scholarship by teaching or research, or to have made significant contributions to both. Significant contributions to service to the University, the profession and the community are also expected.

Teaching and Learning

Applicants should demonstrate a significant personal contribution and commitment to high quality teaching at all levels. Evidence should also be demonstrated of an active role being played in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and of curriculum areas within the discipline.

Research, scholarship and original achievement and/or other relevant creative work

The requirement here is for sustained, substantial and exceptional research and scholarship (or other creative work, in the case of appointments in the Arts). This could be demonstrated in a number of ways, including:

  • a personal commitment to, and achievement in, scholarly research and communication of that achievement to others
  • fostering the research of other groups and individuals in the School, both within the particular discipline and within related disciplines
  • successful supervision of postgraduate students and willingness to supervise major honours or postgraduate research projects
  • experience in the development of research policy

Outstanding performance in research achievement is essential; outstanding performance in research leadership is supportive but not essential particularly in the case of an application that is mounted on the basis of both teaching and research.

Service

This is normally considered under two headings, service within the University and service outside the University.

Within the University – Participation in policy development, committees, supervision or advice at School, Faculty or institutional level.

Outside the University – Applicants should show a willingness to provide leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline.

The inclusion of a Service folio is optional for this level.

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To Professor

General comment

An academic seeking promotion to Professor will be expected to have demonstrated exceptionally distinguished scholarly achievements and will normally be recognised as an eminent international authority in his/her discipline. The applicant will be required to have made outstanding contributions in all areas including research, teaching and service and to have made an exceptional contribution to scholarship by teaching or research. Service to the University, the applicant's profession and the community will be considered. The purpose of this promotion process is to allow the further enrichment of the academic activities of the University by ensuring the applicant's future contributions in research, teaching and service.

Teaching and Learning

Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding personal contribution and commitment to high quality teaching at all levels. Evidence should also be demonstrated of an active role being played in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and curriculum areas within the discipline.

Research, scholarship and original achievement and/or other relevant creative work

The requirement here is for sustained, substantial and exceptional research and scholarship (or other creative work, in the case of appointments in the Arts). This could be demonstrated in a number of ways, including:

  • publication in refereed journals, books, performances and other scholarly works, invitations to present keynote addresses at international meetings and chapters in international books, election to learned academies and other recognition such as awards, prizes and honorary degrees
  • fostering the research of other groups and individuals in the School, and related disciplines
  • successful supervision of postgraduate students and willingness to supervise major honours or postgraduate research projects
  • experience in the development of research policy

Outstanding performance on research achievement is essential as is demonstrated international recognition and/or outstanding rating in research leadership.

Service

This is normally considered under two headings, service within the University and service outside the University.

Within the University – Participation in policy development, committees, supervision or advice at School, Faculty or institutional level.

Outside the University – Applicants should show a willingness to provide leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline.

A Service folio is considered a requirement for this level.

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To Professorial Fellow (Research)

General comment

Applicants are expected to play a leadership role in research including postgraduate supervision within the University and should normally hold the rank of Associate Professor. An academic seeking promotion to Professorial Fellow will be expected to have demonstrated exceptionally distinguished scholarly achievements and will normally be recognised as an eminent international authority in his/her discipline. The applicant will be required to have made an exceptional contribution to scholarship by research. Teaching and service to the University, the profession and the community will also be considered. In the case of teaching and research staff the applicant must provide evidence of satisfactory teaching and community service.

Teaching and Learning (where relevant)

Applicants should demonstrate a significant personal contribution and commitment to high quality teaching at all levels. Evidence should also be demonstrated of an active role being played in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and of curriculum areas within the discipline.

Research, scholarship and original achievement and/or other relevant creative work

The requirement here is for sustained, substantial and exceptional research and scholarship (or other creative work, in the case of appointments in the Arts). This could be demonstrated in a number of ways, including:

  • publication in refereed journals, books, performances and other scholarly works, invitations to present keynote addresses at international meetings and chapters in international books, election to learned academies and other recognition such as awards, prizes and honorary degrees
  • fostering the research of other groups and individuals in the School, and related disciplines
  • successful supervision of postgraduate students and willingness to supervise major honours or postgraduate research projects
  • experience in the development of research policy

Outstanding performance in research achievement is essential as is demonstrated international recognition and/or outstanding research leadership.

Service

This is normally considered under two headings, service within the University and service outside the University.

Within the University – Participation in policy development, committees, supervision or advice at School, Faculty or institutional level.

Outside the University – Applicants should show a willingness to provide leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline.

A Service folio is considered a requirement for this level.

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To Professorial Fellow (Teaching and Learning)

General comment

Applicants are expected to play a leadership role in teaching and learning including postgraduate supervision within the University. An academic seeking promotion to Professorial Fellow (Teaching and Learning) will be expected to have demonstrated exceptionally distinguished scholarly achievements and will normally be recognised as an eminent international authority in his/her discipline. The applicant will normally hold the rank of Associate Professor within the University, and will be required to have made an exceptional contribution to scholarship by teaching. In addition the applicant must provide evidence of satisfactory research and service to the University, the profession and the community.

Teaching and Learning

Applicants should demonstrate a sustained, substantial and exceptional personal contribution and commitment to high quality teaching at all levels. Evidence should also be demonstrated of an active role being played in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and of curriculum areas within the discipline.

Research, scholarship and original achievement and/or other relevant creative work

The requirement here is for satisfactory performance in research and scholarship (or other creative work, in the case of appointments in the Arts). This could be demonstrated in a number of ways, including:

  • publication in refereed journals, books, performances and other scholarly works, invitations to present keynote addresses at international meetings and chapters in international books, election to learned academies and other recognition such as awards, prizes and honorary degrees
  • fostering the research of other groups and individuals in the School, and related disciplines
  • successful supervision of postgraduate students and willingness to supervise major honours or postgraduate research projects
  • experience in the development of research policy

Satisfactory performance in research achievement is essential as is demonstrated international recognition and/or a satisfactory rating in research leadership.

Service

This is normally considered under two headings, service within the University and service outside the University.

Within the University – Participation in policy development, committees, supervision or advice at School, Faculty or institutional level.

Outside the University – Applicants should show a willingness to provide leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline. A Service folio is considered a requirement for this level.

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