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Academic promotion

Each year a promotion round is run for academic employees, including clinicians and staff employed within NHS trusts who hold honorary titles with the university, to seek promotion to senior lecturer, reader or professor.

The guidance below outlines the academic promotions procedure and provides instructions for completing an application form.

There have been some changes this year, particularly in relation to timing, which applicants are advised to note carefully in planning their submissions.

How to apply for the 2020 round of academic promotions

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Review the timetable

This is the timetable for the academic promotions round in 2020.


10 December 2019

Academic Promotions workshop

Friday 28 February 5pm

Deadline for applications to be submitted to Institute Director

Monday 23 March 5pm

Deadline for applications to be submitted to HR

31 March

Committee meeting to determine external assessors

1 April – 28 April

External assessments requested

29 April

Committee meeting to review progress

30 April – 15 June

External assessments collated

16 June

Committee meeting to review applications

w/c 29 June

Candidates informed of outcome of application (NB this date may be subject to change if the Committee requires further information)

15 July

Promotions announced in George’s Weekly

1 September

Effective date of promotion

Read the guidance

Read this guidance carefully to ensure you provide all the information required by the Academic Promotions Committee in the correct format. It also contains important information about:

  • eligibility

  • completing the application form

  • submitting your application

  • receiving your outcome.

Download the Academic Promotions 2020 guidance (PDF)

Complete the application form

Once you've read the guidance, you'll need to complete these forms:


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