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 the 2019 round will open on Monday 3 June 2019 and close at 5pm on Friday 19 July 2019.

All enquiries regarding the Academic Promotion Policy and Procedure, including candidate applications can be emailed to academicpromotions@newcastle.edu.au or by contacting the University of Newcastle 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) (Please download the PDF form) covers the essential information relating to the candidate’s employment, Leadership Statement, discipline norms, Academic Portfolio, 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 Promotions Portfolio Development Guide provides candidates with additional information to consider when preparing their portfolio.

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.

Session for Women - Tuesday 14 May 2019 - Callaghan Campus.

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled candidate information sessions a copy of the presentation can be found here.

Head of School Information Session
Thursday 23 May 2019 – Callaghan Campus

Committee Member Information Session
Monday 23 September 2019 – Callaghan Campus

The UPC will meet on the following dates to discuss applications and conduct interviews:

  • Thursday 24 October 2019
  • Thursday 31 October 2019
  • Thursday 7 November 2019

Committee Membership:

Chair

Kent Anderson - Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Deb Hodgson – Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor Mark Jones - President of Academic Senate

TBC – PVC Academic Excellence

Professor John Fischetti – Interim PVC FEDUA

Professor Brett Ninness – PVC FEBE

Professor John Aitken – PVC FHEAM

Professor Lee Smith – PVC FSCI

Professor Tony Travaglione – PVC FBL

Tina Crawford - Director People and Workforce Strategy

Internal Rep

Professor Frances Martin

Professor Sarah Johnson

External Rep

Professor Keryn Chalmers (Swinburne University of Technology)

Equity Rep

Rachel Fowell

The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 15 October 2019 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor John Fischetti – Interim PVC

Professor Pam Nilan

A/Prof Jesper Gulddal

A/Prof Mark Roxburgh

A/Prof Kylie Shaw

Professor Lisbeth Goodman

External Rep

Professor Jim Jose

Equity Rep

Dylan Mitchell

HRBP

Di Bunch

The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 16 October 2019 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor Brett Ninness –PVC

Professor Regina Berretta

Professor Christopher Kellett

A/Prof Sam Spurr

A/Prof Phil Clausen

A/Prof Anna Giacomini

External Rep

Professor Chris Dayas

Equity Rep

Dylan Mitchell

HRBP

Lesley Phillips

The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 17 October 2019 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor Tony Travaglione –PVC

A/Prof Suzanne Ryan

Professor Christoph Antons

A/Prof Frank Agbola

Professor Will Rifkin

Professor Julia Connell

External Rep

Professor Pam Nilan

Equity Rep

Dylan Mitchell

HRBP

Di Bunch

The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 21 October and 22 October 2019 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor Lee Smith – PVC

A/Prof John Holdsworth

A/Prof Ian Grainge

Professor Brett Nixon

Professor Frances Martin

Professor Jennifer Bowman

External Rep

Professor Allyson Holbrook

Equity Rep

Dylan Mitchell

HRBP

Lisa Fairlie

The Faculty Promotion Committee will meet on 25 October 2019 with the following membership:

Chair

Professor John Aitken – PVC

A/Prof Nikola Bowden

A/Prof Jed Duff

A/Prof Jay Horvat

A/Prof Carole James

A/Prof Alison Lane

External Rep

Professor Juanita Todd

Equity Rep

Dylan Mitchell

HRBP

Dan Cummins