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Academic Promotions (Out of Round) Policy

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(1) This policy applies to academic employees who in exceptional circumstances are considered by the University to meet the criteria for promotion, outside the annual promotions round to Lecturer (Level B), Senior Lecturer (Level C), Associate Professor (Level D) and Professor (Level E).

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(2) Subject to clause (3), applications for academic promotion will normally occur within the annual promotions round as stipulated within the Academic Promotions Policy.

(3) In exceptional circumstances, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Academic Capability) upon consultation with the relevant Executive Dean or College Dean may:

  1. Recommend to the Vice Chancellor that an academic promotion be offered to a colleague other than through the normal annual promotions round.

(4) The Vice Chancellor shall at their sole discretion approve (or not approve) the recommendation made under clause (3).