Academic Promotion Criteria for 2019-20
I am pleased to announce the new criteria for the Academic Promotions and Professorial Zone Movement round 2019-20 which will be launched in the autumn, writes the Principal, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli.
The criteria have been revised in important ways to recognise individuals who work collaboratively and who support their colleagues’ careers. The changes will help us to further a culture in which we value collaboration and incentivise research that is conducted to the highest standards. The criteria also place a greater emphasis on the change that research makes outside academia.
Changes introduced for 2019–20
The changes include:
- The need to evidence excellence and collegiality across each of the criteria on all academic career tracks. The criteria recognise not only the achievement of the individual but also how that individual has supported the careers of others. We have provided examples of how each of the overarching principles could be demonstrated.
- Parity of impact with outputs for those following a career pathway on the Research & Teaching track. Whilst still requiring a preponderance across the seven criteria, going forward we will require one of the qualifying criteria to be either outputs or impact. This change recognises the growing importance of how research leads to societal benefits.
- In the Impact dimension, a focus on the achievement of the impact itself, rather than on those activities that might lead to impact.
- The requirement to demonstrate a commitment to open research, that is, the sharing of our research with the wider community as early and as transparently as possible.
- The introduction of a Readership track for staff on Learning, Teaching & Scholarship contracts.
I am immensely proud of the collegial ethos that already exists at the University. I want us to regard such behaviour as integral to the way we undertake our research, teaching and scholarship.
Academic achievements are rarely the result of individual endeavour alone. I hope that these new criteria — which are among the most progressive in the sector — will help us to recognise that we succeed when we work in partnership with those around us.
The following video provides more context for the ambitions of the University towards advancing our culture
Academic Promotion and Professorial Zone Movement Timescales
|Launch of Academic Promotion and Zone Movement Round||1 October 2019|
|Completed applications to be received by HR||by 20 December 2019|
|Applications available to Committees on SharePoint||by 3 February 2020|
|College Promotion/Zone Movement Committees||by 13 March 2020|
|Committees to notify HR of outcomes||by 27 March 2020|
|Initial Principal’s Board of Review||by 17 April 2020|
|Outcomes (final and prima facie) notified to all applicants||by 30 April 2020|
|Final Principal’s Board of Review||by 19 June 2020|
|Grade 9 and Professors notified of final outcomes||by 30 June 2020|
|Effective date of promotion/Zone Movement||1 August 2020|
Details of the Academic Promotion & Professorial Zone Movement criteria can be found on the Academic Promotions page of the HR website.
For further information, please contact the Performance, Pay and Reward Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
First published: 4 July 2019