Human ResourcesAcademic promotion

Promotion from Lecturer A to Lecturer B

Staff wishing to apply for promotion to Lecturer B (which considered by Faculty Review, rather than APAP (Academic Professional Appointments Panel)) should use the following documents:

Senior Academic promotion: key dates & documents

The Academic Professional Promotions process (known as APAP – Academic Professional Appointments Panel) applies to:

  • Academic: Senior Lecturer (Grade 9), Reader (Grade 10), Professor;
  • Teaching: Teaching Fellow (Grade 8), Senior Teaching Fellow (Grade 9); Principal Teaching Fellow (Grade 10); Professor of Learning and Teaching;
  • Research: Research Fellow (Grade 8), Senior Research Fellow (Grade 9); Principal Research Fellow (Grade 10);
  • Knowledge Exchange: Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Grade 8), Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Grade 9); Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Grade 10); Professor of Practice

Transfers to the Academic staff category at Senior Lecturer level (Grade 9) and above for staff whose posts are currently assigned to a staff category other than Academic; and Conferment of Emeritus Professor status.

The timetable for the next round of APAP is set out below:

Timetable for the next round of APAP
Heads of Departments/School send APAP recommendations to Executive Deans 30 August 2024
Faculty Panel send APAP recommendations to Human Resources ( 20 September 2024
Pre-panel assessment meeting 14 October 2024
APAP panel assessment meeting 05 December 2024

Please take time to read the procedure and guidance before applying:

Promotion applications will be considered against the Indicators of Requirement for promotion to the relevant job family:

Staff wishing to make a promotion application should use the application form relevant to their job family. The attached CV should follow the template below:

APAP also considers applications for the title of ‘Emeritus Professor’. Applications should be made on the Emeritus Professor Title Form.


Further information

If you have any queries, please contact the HR team for your area.