Academic staff can apply for a promotion through the Academic Promotion process that will take place annually, for promotion to all academic levels.
2020 Academic Promotion applications will open on Monday 1 June 2020 and close on Friday 24 July 2020.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation there are a few amendments to the Academic Promotions process for 2020.
The first amendment is there is no longer a requirement to complete an ‘Intent to Apply’ form for the 2020 round.
The second amendment is the process for assessors in 2020 where details can be found below:
The Head of School, in consultation with the candidate, selects a number of assessors and the candidate will confirm the assessors availability and willingness to provide a written assessment;
a. four (4) for Level B academic and Level C academic and
b. six (6) for Level D academic and Level E academic.
- must be external to the University
- must not have been a co-author / co-postgraduate supervisor / co-grant applicant in the past 10 years
- must not be the applicant’s Phd supervisor.
The Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor then chooses two (2) assessors for Level B academic and Level C academic and four (4) assessors for Level D academic and Level E academic to provide independent assessments for academic promotion.
For Level B, C and D applications, the Faculty PVC may contact and confirm the availability of an additional independent assessor not nominated by the Head of School or candidate, and request an independent assessment for academic promotion.
For Level E applications, the Faculty PVC must contact and confirm the availability of at least one (1) and up to two (2) additional independent assessors not nominated by the Head of School or candidate, for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President to request an independent assessment for academic promotion.
For Level B academic and Level C academic, the Faculty PVC will write to the independent assessors and invite them to provide an assessment on a pro forma provided to them.
For Level D academic and Level E academic, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President will write to the independent assessors and invite them to provide an assessment on a pro forma provided to them.
Independent assessments for all levels will be returned directly to the Promotions Officer in Human Resource Services no later than Friday 18 September 2020.
All enquiries regarding the Academic Promotion Policy and Procedure, including candidate applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Promotions Officer on 4921 6548.
The Application Form (PDF 950KB) (Please download the PDF form) covers the essential information relating to the candidate’s employment, Leadership Statement, discipline norms, the nomination of external independent assessors and Head of School (or equivalent) comments. It is important that candidates allow sufficient time for their Head of School (or equivalent) to make comment on their application form prior to the closing date.
The Academic Portfolio is intended to provide Committees with a portfolio that outlines activities and achievements in each of the three areas of: Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation (including the Scholarship of Teaching), and Service and Engagement. The Academic Promotions Portfolio Development Guide provides candidates with additional information to consider when preparing their portfolio. The total combined portfolio content must not exceed 6 pages in length.
The Academic Promotions Curriculum Vitae (CV) is intended to provide Committees with an overview of a candidate’s scholarly career that has not already been provided in the application form or with the Performance Expectations Framework (PEF) Report. The Academic Promotions CV is an optional for candidates.
Candidate Information Sessions – please register through Discover.
- Tuesday 9 June 2020 - 3.00pm - 4.00pm
To Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uonewcastle.zoom.us/j/91991940318
- Wednesday 17 June 2020 - 1.30pm - 2.30pm
To Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uonewcastle.zoom.us/j/98232379882
Session for Women - Presented by Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin.
- Tuesday 23 June 2020 - 11.00am - 12.00pm
To Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uonewcastle.zoom.us/j/91954843285
If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled candidate information sessions a copy of the presentation will be available here.
Head of School Information Session
Friday 3 July 2020
Committee Member Information Session
Tuesday 8 September 2020
The UPC will meet on the following dates to discuss applications and conduct interviews:
- Thursday 22 October 2020
- Thursday 29 October 2020
- Thursday 5 November 2020
Professor Mark Hoffman - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) & Vice-President
Professor Janet Nelson – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Professor Victoria Haskins - President of Academic Senate
Professor Jennifer Milam – PVC Academic Excellence
Professor John Fischetti – PVC FEDUA
Professor Brett Ninness – PVC FEBE
Professor Elizabeth Sullivan – Acting PVC FHEAM
Professor Lee Smith – PVC FSCI
Professor Tony Travaglione – PVC FBL
Mr Martin Sainsbury - Chief People and Culture Officer
Professor Frances Martin
Professor Sarah Johnson
Professor Peter Cohen (UNSW Sydney)
The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 13 October 2020 with the following membership:
Professor John Fischetti – PVC
A/Prof Penny Buykx
A/Prof Alistair Rolls
A/Prof Mark Roxburgh
A/Prof Joanne Ailwood
Professor Allyson Holbrook
Professor Rick Middleton
The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 12 October 2020 with the following membership:
Professor Brett Ninness –PVC
Professor Regina Berretta
Professor Jinsong Huang
A/Prof Jamie MacKee
Professor Olivier Buzzi
A/Prof Yuen Yong
Professor Chris Dayas
The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 16 October 2020 with the following membership:
Professor Tony Travaglione –PVC
A/Prof Suzanne Ryan
Professor Christoph Antons
A/Prof Alicia Kulczynski
Professor Will Rifkin
Acting A/Prof Doowon Lee
A/Prof Kathy Mee
The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 14 October and 15 October 2020 with the following membership:
Professor Lee Smith – PVC
A/Prof John Holdsworth
Professor Chris Scarlett
Professor Scott Brown
A/Prof Clovia Holdsworth
Professor Jennifer Bowman
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The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 23 October 2020 with the following membership:
Professor Liz Sullivan – Interim PVC
A/Prof Nikola Bowden
Professor Simon Keely
A/Prof Jay Horvat
A/Prof Kerry Inder
Professor Alison Lane
Professor Brett Neilan