Academic Promotion Resources

The application window for Academic Promotions will open on Tuesday 19th October 2021.

The deadline for promotion cases for Senior Lecturer, or equivalent, will be Friday 12th November 2021.

The deadline for promotion cases for Chair and Reader will be Friday 26th November 2021.

Applicants must ensure their Head of Department section of the application has been completed by the relevant deadline date above.

Please note this page does not apply to Professors applying for a Band 2 or Band 3 promotion and promotions up to, and including, Grade 8 (your Faculty will advise of the deadline for promotions to Grade 8).

The 2021/22 documentation is available for your reference and use:

It is recognised that the COVID-19 Pandemic may have had a significant impact on a candidate’s academic profile from 2020 onwards. This impact may relate to one or multiple aspects of candidates’ profiles. For example, teaching objectives may have been impacted by reduced student contact, engagement objectives by reduced travel opportunities and research objectives by increased teaching demands or limited access to laboratories, field sites and practical spaces. Additionally, candidates may have faced ill health or additional caring responsibilities. Positive impacts are also possible – for example through new opportunities to innovate in teaching or supporting colleagues. It is important to note that any impact may extend well beyond the time-frame of the immediate pandemic as evidenced by changes in career trajectory. In setting and reporting against objectives HoDs should be mindful of the impact of COVID-19. Both HoDs and candidates are encouraged to indicate the impact of COVID-19 on the case presented and panels will be advised to take this information into account when assessing cases. Early research suggests that certain groups of staff are more likely to have been impacted by COVID-19 than others – panels will be encouraged to consider the unequal impact of the pandemic when making decisions.


These forms are designed for use for Faculty Academic Promotion applications only.

All G9+ cases must now be submitted via the new online applicant system which will be available from Tuesday 19th October 2021. These forms can be used as a guide for Grade 9+ promotion cases, the online format will be very similar (information can be copied and pasted into the new system from these forms).

For any queries about preparing your case, please contact

If you have any Faculty/Department specific queries you may wish to make contact with one of your Faculty representatives on the relevant Academic Promotions committee. Please see the Academic Promotions Committee Membership List for details.