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Promotions Committees

2018-19

Academic Promotions Committees

Level 7

Terms of Reference

  • Within the guidelines of the Academic Promotions Procedure determine promotions to Level 7 within the Research and Teaching Job Family as well as the award of appropriate titles.

Main Activities

  • Consider all applications for promotion to Level 7, determining which candidates have a prima facie case.
  • Relevant Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor appoints appropriate external advisers for each candidate.
  • Determine which candidates should be promoted.
  • Determine where required, the appropriate title for all staff promoted to Level 7.
  • Review data trends associated with ED&I considerations and agree any actions required, intended to remove any potential disadvantage to protected groups.*

Constitution

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Chair): Professor Andy Long 

Pro-Vice-Chancellors: 
Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Professor Robert Mokaya, Professor Sarah O'Hara,
Professor Sarah Sharples

Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors:
Professor John Atherton, Professor Jeremy Gregory, Professor Sam Kingman,
Professor Todd Landman, Professor Kevin Shakesheff

Three professorial representatives (elected by Senate):
Professor Jo Lymn (2020), Professor Nicola McLelland (2020), Professor Zoe Trodd (2020)

Secretary: Director of Human Resources (Mrs Jaspal Kaur)

*  All members should undertake unconscious bias training prior to the committee meeting


Level 6

Terms of Reference

  • Within the guidelines of the Academic Promotions Procedure determine promotions to Level 6 within the Research and Teaching Job Family as well as the award of appropriate titles.

Main Activities

  • Consider all applications for promotion and determine which candidates should be promoted.
  • Determine where required, the appropriate title for all staff promoted to Level 6.
  • Review data trends associated with ED&I considerations and agree any actions required in relation to this data to remove any potential disadvantage to protected groups.*

Constitution

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Chair): Professor Andy Long

Pro-Vice-Chancellors:
Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Professor Robert Mokaya, Professor Sarah O'Hara, Professor Sarah Sharples

Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors:
Professor John Atherton, Professor Jeremy Gregory, Professor Sam Kingman,
Professor Todd Landman, Professor Kevin Shakesheff

Three non-professorial representatives (elected by Senate):
Dr Richard Field (2022), Dr Gabriele Neher (2022), Dr Neil Sinclair (2020)

Secretary: Director of Human Resources (Mrs Jaspal Kaur)

*  All members should undertake unconscious bias training prior to the committee meeting


Levels 4(a) - 4 and 5

Terms of Reference

  • Within the guidelines of the Research and Teaching Promotions Procedure determine promotions to Levels 4 and 5 within the Research and Teaching Job Family as well as the award of appropriate titles.  Provide annual reports, including ED&I Data to the University Promotions Committee.

Main Activities

  • Consider all applications for promotion to Level 4 and 5, determining which candidates will be promoted.
  • Determine where required, the appropriate title for all other staff promoted to Level 4 or 5.
  • Report back to University Promotions Committee annually on promotion outcomes, unsuccessful applications, ED&I data and data trends, alongside any promotion training/engagement and approaches in encouraging promotion for eligible staff at a Faculty and School level.

Faculty Constitution

Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Chair)

Minimum Membership*:
Faculty APVCs
Head of School (or nominee)
Two non-professorial members (to be agreed at Faculty level)
One professorial member (to be agreed at Faculty level)
An out-of-Faculty committee member

Secretary: Faculty HR Business Partner 

* FPVCs may wish to exercise discretion and flexibility as to membership of the committee, including considering equality and diversity of its composition.  All members should undertake unconscious bias training prior to the committee meeting.

The DVC/Director of HR will be responsible for approving the final constitution of the Faculty Committee.

 

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