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Academic Promotions

Promotion rounds for academic staff are conducted annually.

Key Dates:
  • Applications open on 1 April 2020 for all academic levels (Levels B - E)
  • For 2020 only, applications to Associate Professor and Professor (Levels D/E) close at 5pm AEDT 30 June 2020, with applications to Lecturer and Senior Lecturer (Levels B/C) closing at 5pm AEDT 30 July 2020.

Applicants are to submit their Application and Case for Promotion Form, including the required approved attachments by the closing date to: ACUAcademic.Promotions@acu.edu.au INSERT EMAIL LINK HERE

  • Academic Promotions Committee meetings are held between July and November
  • Academic promotions outcomes are normally advised by 30 November 2020 for Levels B/C/D and normally by no later than 7 December 2020 for Level E
  • Promotions take effect on 1 January 2021.

Attend an Academic Promotions Information Session

Register for the Promotions Information Sessions held in April each year - check the Learning and Development website for details.

Information for applicants:

The principles of the academic promotions processes are underpinned by the Academic Promotions Policy and Academic Promotions Procedures.

The process assesses that academic staff have demonstrated that they meet the expectations for the relevant academic level and academic career pathway (ACP) as detailed in the Guidelines on the Criteria and Evidence Requirements for Promotion and the Academic Performance Matrices and Evidence (APME) Framework.

All applications for promotion must use the current version of the form:

  • Application and Case for Promotion – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Levels B/C)
  • Application and Case for Promotion – Associate Professor/Professor (Levels D/E)

Applicants for promotion are encouraged to:

  1. discuss your plans to apply for promotion with your nominated supervisor: this discussion would normally be part of ongoing performance review and planning conversations with your supervisor. In addition, you may wish to seek further guidance from other senior academic staff members who have successfully experienced the process.
  2. ensure you have reviewed the policy, procedures, application and case for promotion form, guidelines along with the applicant guide.
  3. Start early: carefully read the guidelines and start preparing your case and evidence portfolio early to give yourself the best chance of success.

Help with applying

You can watch recordings from previous years information sessions for guidance with your application:

To assist you in building your case for promotion, you can access successful applications from various ACPs.

Additional Resources:

Further Advice

If you require further information about the academic promotions process, please speak with your supervisor or visit Service Central.

Academic Promotions Committee Meeting Dates

Academic Promotions Committee - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Levels B/C)
  • Tuesday 18 August 2020
  • Thursday 29 October 2020
Academic Promotions Committee – Associate Professor (Level D)
  • Tuesday 18 August 2020
  • Friday 30 October 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 17 November 2020.

Applicants invited to interview are to make themselves available. Interviews are normally held in North Sydney.

Academic Promotions Committee – Professor (Level E)

  • Wednesday 15 July 2020
  • Monday 12 October 2020

Interview date: Thursday 26 November 2020.

Applicants invited to interview are to make themselves available. Interviews are normally held in North Sydney.

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