Academics can apply for promotions which are based on merit and general performance. Promotions are considered each year for all levels.

Academic promotions

Academic staff can apply for promotion through the University's process. Promotions are considered each year for all academic levels.

  • Opening dates for all promotion levels: Monday 29 May 2017
  • Closing dates for submissions: close of business (5pm) Friday 21 July 2017
  • Information sessions for applicants - Register in Discover for applicant information sessions:
    • Wednesday 3 May 2017, 2:30-3:30PM, Room EF122, Engineering, Callaghan Campus
    • Friday 5 May 2017, 2-3PM, Room EF122, Engineering, Callaghan Campus
    • Thursday 11 May 2017, 2:30 - 3:30PM, Room AV3, Library, Ourimbah Campus
    • WOMEN ONLY SESSION, Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10-11:30AM, EF122, Engineering, Callaghan Campus.
  • Information/training sessions for Heads of School:
    • Wednesday 24 May 2017, 10-11AM, Canberra Room, The Chancellery, Callaghan Campus
  • Information/training sessions for all new Committee Members:
    • Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10-11AM, Canberra Room, The Chancellery, Callaghan Campus

The University Promotions Committee will meet on the following dates:

  • Friday 20 October 2017 – short list and review of reference reports
  • Friday 3 November 2017 – applicant interviews

The University Promotions Committee 2017 membership:

ChairProfessor Darrell Evans
MembersProfessor Kevin Hall
 Professor Mark Jones
 Professor Tony Travaglione
 Professor John Germov
 Professor Brett Ninness
 Professor John Aitken
 Professor Lee Smith
 Sharon Champness
ExternalProfessor Julie Duck (University of Queensland)
InternalProfessor Pam Nilan
InternalProfessor Allyson Holbrook
Equity RepresentativeRachel Fowell

The Faculty Promotions Committee for Education and Arts will meet on Wednesday 18 October 2017, with the following membership:

Chair, PVC (ex-officio)

John Germov

Ordinary member (1)

Philip Dwyer

Ordinary member (2)

Caragh Brosnan

Ordinary member (3)

Mark Roxburgh

Ordinary member (4)

Erica Southgate

Ordinary member (5)

David Lubans

External Member

Sara Motta

Equity Observer

Rachel Fowell

HR Representative

Shirley Gray

The Faculty Promotions Committee for Business and Law will meet on Monday 16 October 2017, with the following membership:

Chair, PVC (ex-officio)

Tony Travaglione

Ordinary member (1)

Stephen Easton

Ordinary member (2)

Siggi Gudergan

Ordinary member (3)

Frank Agbola

Ordinary member (4)

Johanna Macneil

Ordinary member (5)

Stacey Baxter

External Member

Jenny Cameron

Equity Observer

Rachel Fowell

HR Representative

Dylan Mitchell

The Faculty Promotions Committee for Engineering and Built Environment will meet on Thursday 19 October 2017, with the following membership:

Chair, PVC (ex-officio)

Brett Ninness

Ordinary member (1)

Michael Chapman

Ordinary member (2)

Sarah Johnson

Ordinary member (3)

Elham Doroodchi

Ordinary member (4)

Chris Wensrich

Ordinary member (5)

Anna Giacomini

External Member

George Willis

Equity Observer

Rachel Fowell

HR Representative

Sarah-Jane Tasker

The Faculty Promotions Committee for Science will meet on Wednesday 25 October 2017, with the following membership:

Chair, PVC (ex-officio)

Lee Smith

Ordinary member (1)

To be confirmed

Ordinary member (2)

To be confirmed

Ordinary member (3)

To be confirmed

Ordinary member (4)

To be confirmed

Ordinary member (5)

To be confirmed

External Member

To be confirmed

Equity Observer

Rachel Fowell

HR Representative

Shirley Gray

The Faculty Promotions Committee for Health and Medicine will meet on Monday 23 October 2017, with the following membership:

Chair, PVC (ex-officio)

John Aitken

Ordinary member (1)

Billie Bonevski

Ordinary member (2)

Michael Hazelton

Ordinary member (3)

Chris Dayes

Ordinary member (4)

Alison Lane

Ordinary member (5)

Carole James

External Member

Regina Berretta

Equity Observer

Rachel Fowell

HR Representative

Ruth Badham

To apply to progress to the next level you must:

  • be an academic staff member (including part-time and fixed-term for more than three years)
  • have completed two years since being appointed or previously promoted
  • PhD Awarded

An application for Academic Promotions comprises three sections only:

  1. Application Form (DOC, 418KB)
  2. Curriculum Vitae:
    This CV must not exceed 20 pages, not including the publications list. Applications must source their publications list from the University's NURO Research Publication Management System. Publications not registered in the NURO system will not be accepted or considered as part of an application.
  3. Portfolio of Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation, and Service and Engagement activities.
    This portfolio must not exceed six pages in length and applicants can choose how they wish to allocate available space to each of the three areas. Applicants must indicate which the three areas they consider their performance has been at a level of Sustained Excellence, noting that applicants must demonstrate Sustained Excellence in at least two areas to be considered for promotion.

    Applicants for promotion to Level E - Professor must commence their Portfolio with an additional one page statement outlining their commitment to and evidence of outstanding leadership.

Completed applications (PDF only) should be emailed to academicpromotions@newcastle.edu.au. Applications can be one PDF document OR multiple PDF documents comprising the sections as outlined above. Applications are due by close of business Friday 21 July 2017. Please note incomplete or partial applications will not be accepted.

Applicants will have the right to appeal against the decision in relation to their application on the grounds that the procedures outlined in the Academic Promotion Procedure were not followed. Appeals will be lodged with the Director, People and Workforce Strategy within 14 days of notification of the result of the application. The appeals process is described in full in the University Academic Promotions Policy and Procedure documents.