ECU is committed to rewarding academic staff for sustained high achievement in the three areas of academic work that support and align with the University's strategic priorities:
The first step is to check whether you are eligible to apply for promotion under the Academic Promotion Guidelines.
Familiarise yourself with the relevant guidelines, the Academic Promotions Policy and the Academic Staff Performance Expectations and Outcomes (ASPEO) Framework on which performance is assessed.
Discuss your intention to apply for promotion with your Line Manager. Ideally this will occur as part of your performance planning and review discussions, where you set your goals for the year(s) ahead and review your achievements for the past year (see Managing your performance).
You are encouraged to seek further information and advice from your Executive Dean, Line Manager, or colleagues who have successfully achieved promotion in prior years. If you have any questions regarding the policy or process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend an applicant information session. Promotion to Level C or D information sessions are presented by the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The Promotion to Level E information session is presented by the Vice-Chancellor. These sessions will inform you about any key changes to the promotions policy and process, and how to increase your chances for a positive promotions outcome. Information sessions have already taken place for 2018, please see the downloads section of this page for a copy of the slides presented.
Lodge your intention to apply for promotion by completing the below Intent to Apply form and submitting to email@example.com. This form is used to assist you with preparing for submission of a promotion application, and will enable HRSC to forward plan for the annual academic staff promotion round. Please note: Completion of this form is voluntary, and not required to be submitted in order for your application for promotion to be considered.
With reference to the ASPEO Framework, gather evidence and material to support your case for promotion, and then fill out the relevant application form.
Level C and D applicants must also obtain two referee reports (one external to ECU) on the template below.
The PDF application forms ask applicants to use the 'Fill & Sign' tool to enter your signature on page 4. Do not use the 'Fill & Sign' tool until you have completed, reviewed and ready to submit your application form.
The form will lock down when it is saved after using the 'Fill & Sign' tool, and cannot be further edited. Please see the FAQ document under the "Downloads" section for more information on how to use Fill and Sign.
To apply, please use the relevant application form above, include all attachments in the correct order and save as a single PDF document. Submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for Level B promotion are accepted all year round.
To apply, please use the relevant application form above, include all attachments in the correct order and save as a single PDF document. Submit your application via email to email@example.com. Applications must be received by the nominated closing date/time, applications received after the deadline will not be assessed.
Please note: The Line Manager / Executive Dean report is not required as part of your submission. HRSC will request these for each applicant after your application has been accepted.
Level B - School Promotion Advisory Groups meet as required. Level C and D – University Promotion Advisory Committee and Level E – Professorial Appointment Committee will meet in October.
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