Academic promotion

Academic Promotion provides for eligible academic staff to advance to a higher level appointment, via a fair, equitable and transparent process.

The Academic Promotions Policy and Academic Promotions Procedures sets out the framework and principles by which the promotion processes are implemented. It is important that you read these documents and other key supporting documentation and resources provided on this page prior to beginning your application for promotion.

Promotion rounds for academic staff are conducted annually.

Academic promotion information session

In order to support academics wanting to apply for promotion in 2020 the following sessions will be held:

Academic promotion information session Thursday, 2 April 2020 10.00am (AEST)
Online meeting

Please note these sessions will be recorded in the event you are unable to attend and the recordings will be available from this site following the above sessions.

Key dates

LevelApplications openApplications close
Level B (Lecturer)
Level C (Senior Lecturer)
Monday, 11 May 2020 Friday, 12 June 2020
Level D (Associate Professor)
Level E (Professor)
Monday, 11 May 2020 Friday, 12 June 2020

Academic Promotion interviews will occur:

  • Level B and C                      23-24 September 2020 (TBC)
  • Level D and E                      6-7 October 2020 (TBC)

Feedback meeting with the Chair will occur shortly after interview.

Promotion is effective for successful applicants 1 January in the following year.

Key documentation

Key Resources

As part of the Promotion process, reports are received from the Research Office on research outputs and provided to the panel.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Office to review their research outputs and provide updates as needed as early as possible in the process.

Further information

For more information on academic promotion please email academicpromotion@scu.edu.au or contact HR Services on 02 6620 3667.