Probation for Academic Staff

Probation for Academic Staff

The purpose of academic probation is to ensure that new Academic staffs are provided with the opportunity to familiarise themselves and develop within the academic environment and it also provides the University with the opportunity of ensuring that new staff members are capable of undertaking the work which they have been employed  to do. 

The Appointing Committee at interview stage decides whether new Academic Staff should complete a probationary period and how long this should be.  Usually staff will undertake 3 years of probation unless research experience is limited in which case, the period will be 4 years.