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Teaching and Scholarship


As a member of academic teaching & scholarship staff you are eligible to apply for promotion/progression unless an exclusion or exception applies (see below). If there is any doubt as to the eligibility of a prospective applicant, the Chair of the Human Resources Committee will rule on the matter on behalf of the GB

When considering making an application you should seek appropriate mentoring and advice from your Head of Institution, or appropriate senior academic colleague.  You should discuss whether it is the right time to make an application and how you meet the Assessment Criteria

You would normally be expected to have been confirmed (following successful completion of probation) in your current post for at least 12 months before making an application.  In scheme A, exceptionally, this period may be waived where you are considered ready for promotion by your Head of Institution.  Any exceptions will require approval from the SC.

If you were unsuccessful in an application in one year’s exercise you may reapply in a subsequent exercise, on the basis that each application must be judged on its own merits and a maximum of two applications in any rolling three-year period is permissible.  An exemption to this rule may be granted in exceptional circumstances, provided it has the support of your Head of Institution and Head of School.  Such support should be evidenced by written statements, explaining the reasons for the exemption.



The University aims to be a leader in driving an inclusive culture of mutual respect and in promoting a positive working environment for all in its community.  High standards of conduct are therefore expected from all staff.  Formal sanctions may be taken into account when assessing an applicant’s suitability for promotion; those with a live disciplinary warning on file may be excluded from applying for promotion. 

The ACP T&S Pay Progression Scheme does not apply to clinical academics who will remain on their current clinical award scheme, which will be subject to NHS consultant salary progression pay rules. The promotion will be by title only.