The promotion process is applicable to staff within the Research and Teaching (R&T) Job Family, including seconded staff in UNMC and UNNC.

Our procedure aims to ensure that the University offers promotion opportunities to staff taking account of the individual’s career profile and pathway.

Our promotion process recognises a high level of achievement in three broad areas of activity:

  • research and scholarship;
  • teaching and curriculum leadership activity;
  • university and academic service, and good citizenship (whether by offering eg leadership, management, administration, collegiality, knowledge exchange or pastoral care within the University, or by engaging on behalf of the University with the wider community, including globally).

Please note that if you currently hold a teaching-related post (R&T and T&CL posts, not R posts) you cannot apply for promotion until you have met any teaching requirement that was in place when you were appointed or promoted to that post.  For further details please refer to the relevant version of the ‘University Requirements for Teaching-Related Posts’ policy on the right-hand side of this page.


Promotions Key Dates and Activities

Note: The University is refreshing its academic promotions paperwork in the next month to make it more accessible and inclusive, and to reduce the workload for applicants, Heads of School/Department and Promotions Panels. If you are considering applying for promotion in the 23/24 round, please wait until the beginning of June 2023 to start completing the application process.



Last edited May 16, 2023