Academic promotions process now available online

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Applicants for senior lecturer and associate professor positions are encouraged to engage online for promotions support.

In response to the COVID-19 situation which has had an impact on all academic staff, UNSW is implementing the following measures to assist and support those academics who are applying for promotions.

Senior lecturer applicants – 2020

  • Applications can be submitted electronically by the extended deadline of Monday 20 April to the appropriate contact person in your respective Dean’s unit where they will be acknowledged and recorded.
  • The interview skills workshop planned for Friday, 22 May will be held on Teams. Details are here.
  • Mock interviews organised by HR for Tuesday, 26 May and Friday, 29 May will not proceed in accordance with the current guidelines on physical distancing. Applicants are encouraged to contact colleagues within their school who may be able to provide support and feedback for this activity.
  • Peer review reports of teaching for those applicants who have formal teaching responsibilities will not be a mandatory requirement for this year’s promotion round.
  • Applicants who have already completed a peer review of their teaching or who already have arrangements in place to undertake a peer review will still able to include this report in their application if they wish to do so.
  • Faculty Promotions Committee meetings (applicant interviews) scheduled for June will still proceed although they may be conducted via Teams.

Associate professor applicants – 2020

  • Applicants can contact HR academic promotions manager, David Gleeson, and receive a copy of the presentations that were planned to be delivered at the information session that was cancelled on Monday, 23 March.
  • Attend a ‘writing your application’ workshop on Friday, 17 April on Teams. Details are here.
  • Applications can be submitted electronically by the extended deadline of Monday, 1 June to the appropriate contact person in your respective Dean’s unit where they will be acknowledged and recorded.
  • Peer review reports of teaching for those applicants who have formal teaching responsibilities will not be a mandatory requirement for this year’s promotion round.
  • Applicants who have already completed a peer review of their teaching or who plan to undertake a peer review will still able to include this report in their application if they wish to do so.
  • The interviews skills workshop on Friday, 26 June will be held on Teams.  Details are here.
  • The mock interviews organised by HR for Monday, 29 June and Tuesday, 30 June will not proceed in accordance with the guidelines on physical distancing. Applicants are encouraged to contact colleagues in their school who may be able to provide support and feedback for this activity.
  • Faculty Promotions Committee meetings (applicant interviews) scheduled for July will still proceed although they may be conducted via Teams.

Information regarding both the professor and lecturer promotion rounds scheduled for later this year will be provided in the coming weeks.

Potential applicants should discuss their application with their Head of School or Dean via Teams if necessary.

Academics interested in applying during the upcoming round of promotions for senior lecturer and associate professor can access all resources and information on the HR Hub.


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