Academic Promotion round open for 2016-17

Published: 31 October 2016

Details and timescales here. Apply by 20 January 2017.

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to advise that the Academic Promotions round for 2016-17 is now open. 

As outlined in August, there have been several key changes to Academic Promotion for the 2016-17 round, which were agreed through an extensive consultation and feedback exercise delivered by a number of working groups and overseen by Senior Vice-Principal, Professor Neal Juster.

The key improvements implemented are:

  • A clearer promotion track for those on LTS contracts
  • A greater emphasis on 4* outputs within the Publications criteria to remain competitive in the sector
  • New elements within the Knowledge Exchange criteria to reflect the growing roles of Knowledge Exchange and Impact within government policy, including the REF
  • Full alignment of criteria across all Colleges.

You can find further details of the enhancements in the Campus eNews article from August 2016.


Completed applications, to include the Head of School/Director of Research Institute statement, should be scanned and submitted to the Performance, Pay and Reward team at by 20 January 2017. 



Completed applications to be received by HR

20th January 2017

Applications available to Committees on SharePoint

By 3rd February 2017

College Promotion Committees

By 27th February 2017

Committees to notify HR of outcomes

By 3rd March 2017

Initial Principal’s Board of Review

23rd March 2017

Outcomes (final and prima facie) notified to all applicants

By 5th April 2017

Final Principal’s Board of Review

w/c 19th June 2017

Grade 9 and Professors notified of final outcomes

By 30th June 2017
subject to receipt of references

Effective date of promotion

1st August 2017

Further Information

Further details, including the Academic Promotions Policy, updated Criteria, guidance documentation and application forms, can be found on the Academic Promotions page on the website.

Should you require any further information or clarification regarding Academic Promotion, please don’t hesitate to contact the Performance, Pay and Reward team by emailing

Lesley Cummings
Head of Performance, Pay and Reward

First published: 31 October 2016