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 promotion in 2021 will open on 28 June 2021 and close on 13 August 2021.

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 6548.

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 and Learning, Research and Innovation (including the Scholarship of Teaching), 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.

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

Candidate Information Sessions – please register through Discover.

  • Wednesday 7 July 2021 - 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Session for Women - Co-Presented by Professor Jennifer Milam and Professor Roberta Ryan.

  • Tuesday 13 July 2021 - 12.00pm - 1.00pm

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
Wednesday 7 July 2021 - 9.30am - 10.30am

Committee Member Information Session
Wednesday 22 September 2021 - 10.00am - 11.00am

The UPC will meet in November 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) & Vice-President

Professor Liz Sullivan - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor Victoria Haskins - President of Academic Senate

Professor Jennifer Milam - PVC Academic Excellence

Internal Rep's

Professor Chris Dayas

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra

Professor Juanita Todd

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Professor Penny Jane Burke

External Rep

Professor David Cohen (UNSW)

Equity Observer

Representative from Human Resource Services - TBC

The College Promotion Committee for Level B and Level C will meet on 26 and 29 October 2021 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor John Fischetti – PVC

 

A/Prof Jesper Gulddal

Prof Shah Miah

A/Prof Rachel Buchanan

A/Prof Helen English

A/Prof Amy Maguire

External Rep

Prof Sandy Steacy

Human Resources Rep

Dylan Mitchell

The College Promotion Committee for Level D and Level E will meet on 19 & 21 October 2021 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor John Fischetti – PVC

 

Prof Christina Boedker

Prof Daniel Nyberg

Prof Lisa Toohey

Prof David Lubans

External RepProf Frini Karayanidis

Human Resources Rep

Dylan Mitchell

The College Promotion Committee for Level B and Level C will meet on 19 October 2021  with the following membership:

Chair

Professor Lee Smith – PVC

 

A/Prof Karen Blackmore

A/Prof Temitope Egbelakin

A/Prof David Pontin

A/Prof Adiran Wills

Senior Lecturer Michelle Kelly

External Rep

A/Prof Elena Prieto-Rodriguez

Human Resources Rep

Di Bunch

The College Promotion Committee for Level D and Level E will meet on 21 October 2021  with the following membership:

Chair

Professor Lee Smith – PVC

 

Prof Brett Neilan

Prof Craig Wheeler

Prof Erica Wanless

Prof Sarah Wright

External Rep

Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin

Human Resources Rep

Di Bunch

The College Promotion Committee for Level B and Level C will meet on 15 October 2021  with the following membership:

Chair

Professor Zee Upton – PVC

 

Prof Simon Kelly

A/Prof Lisa Lampe

Prof Brett Mitchell

A/Prof Yolanda Surjan

External Rep

Prof Brett Neilan

Human Resources Rep

Emma McPhee

The College Promotion Committee for Level D and Level E will meet on 22 October 2021 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor Zee Upton – PVC

 

A/Prof Kathryn Skelding

Prof John Attia

Prof Alison Hutton

Prof Peter Stanwell

External Rep

Prof Craig Wheeler

Human Resources Rep

Emma McPhee

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