Academic Promotions

Academic staff can apply for a promotion through the Academic Promotion process that will take place annually, for promotion to all academic levels.

Applications for Academic Promotions in 2024 will open on Monday 13 May 2024 and close on COB Monday 8 July 2024.

Independent Assessors will be contacted on 22 July 2024 and requested to return their report by COB Monday 19 August 2024.

All enquiries regarding the Academic Promotion Policy and Procedure, including candidate applications can be emailed to academicpromotions@newcastle.edu.au or by contacting the Promotions Officer on 4921 6757.

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the Academic Promotion Policy and Procedure documents prior to commencing their application.

The Application Form (PDF 950KB) covers the essential information relating to the candidate’s employment, Leadership Statement, discipline norms and the nomination of external independent assessors.

The Academic Portfolio is intended to provide Committees with a portfolio that outlines activities and achievements in each of the three areas of: Teaching, Research, (including the Scholarship of Teaching), and Engagement and Leadership. 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.

The Head of School will provide a confidential report assessing the candidate’s performance in the key academic domains of teaching;  research; and engagement and leadership to be completed on the pro forma.

Candidate Information Sessions – Registrations now open in Discover.

  • Level B & C - Monday 13 May 2024
  • Level D & E - Thursday 16 May 2024, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled candidate information sessions a copy of the presentation can be emailed to you upon request to academicpromotions@newcastle.edu.au.

Equity and Promotion Information Session - presented by Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Excellence, Professor Jennifer Milam

We are committed to achieving equity in our promotions processes. This session focuses on encouraging and supporting colleagues who have experienced academic career disruption or other forms of disadvantage in the progression of their academic careers. The aim is to ensure equity in an inclusive promotion process through a focus on achievement relative to opportunity.

  • Tuesday 28 May 2024, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Head of School Information Session

  • Monday 13 May 2024, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Committee Member Information Session

  • Wednesday 10 July 2024, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Library Workshops

The Library will organised a series of workshops to support researchers locate metrics for their publications in preparation for academic promotion applications.  In due course, further information and registration details will be made available here.

The UPC will meet on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 October 2024 to consider and determine applications for promotion to Level D academic and Level E academic.

Committee Membership:

Chair

Professor Mark Hoffman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice President

Internal Rep's

Professor Zee Upton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation

Professor Tania Sourdin, President of Academic Senate

Professor Jennifer Milam, Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Excellence

Professor Mariko Carey, School of Medicine and Public Health

Professor Xu Dong Zhang, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Professor Kate Senior, School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences

Professor Francesco Paolucci, Newcastle Business School

Profess Anna Giacomini, School of Engineering

Professor Scott Brown, School of Psychological Sciences

External Rep

To be confirmed

Equity Observer

Kelly Martyn and Jackie Fox

The College Promotion Committee for Level B and Level C - Interview dates to be held from 11 to 13 September 2024

Chair

Professor Robert Greenberg – PVC

Members To be confirmed

External Rep

To be confirmed

Human Resources Rep

Kate Havrilka

The College Promotion Committee for Level D and Level E - Interview dates to be held from 18 to 20 September 2024

Chair

Professor Robert Greenberg – PVC

Members

To be confirmed

External RepTo be confirmed

Human Resources Rep

Kate Havrilka

The College Promotion Committee for Level B and Level C - Interview dates held in September 2024 - dates to be confirmed

Chair

Professor Craig Simmons – PVC

Members

To be confirmed

External Rep

To be confirmed

Human Resources Rep

Jess Fitzpatrick

The College Promotion Committee for Level D and Level E - Interview dates held in September 2024 - dates to be confirmed

Chair

Professor Craig Simmons – PVC

Members

To be confirmed

External Rep

To be confirmed

Human Resources Rep

Jess Fitzpatrick

The College Promotion Committee for Level B and Level C - Interview dates to be held from 11 to 16 September 2024

Chair

Professor Liz Sullivan – PVC

MembersTo be confirmed

External Rep

To be confirmed

Human Resources Rep

Naomi Fibbens

The College Promotion Committee for Level D and Level E - Interview dates to be held from 18 to 20 September 2024

Chair

Professor Liz Sulllivan – PVC

Members

To be confirmed

External Rep

To be confirmed

Human Resources Rep

Naomi Fibbens