Eligibility

Academic promotion is based on merit. You must be able to demonstrate that you have reached the skill base specified for the academic level that you are seeking promotion to. Read the Criteria for Academic Performance Policy [5.70.17] for a detailed description of the skill base for each academic level.

If you are applying for promotion you should:

  • watch the Applying for Academic Promotion (up to Level D) information session video below
  • check the academic submission timetable so you are aware of the deadlines that apply to you.

Applying for promotion

Before you submit your application, make sure you have read the:

The application procedures and submission requirements are outlined in the Promotion of Academic Staff Levels A-D Policy and Procedures [5.80.12].

You must submit an academic portfolio of achievement with your application. This can be completed in 2 ways:

If you use the online portfolio through Academic Portal, you can import your existing records from central data systems (including appointment history, grants and publications), and transfer awards and teaching activities stored in your academic profile. You can then add additional information as required. Whichever method you use to complete your portfolio, you'll submit a document with the same fields and format.

Help with applying

You can watch a recording of the 2019 information session on Applying for Academic Promotion (up to Level D) for guidance with your application:

You can also download the Applying for Academic Promotion (up to Level D) presentation slides (PDF, 252 KB).

Head and Director requirements

Following an appraisal with an academic staff member seeking promotion, heads of school and centre directors must complete:

Submitting your application

Submit your complete application as indicated for each level below. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For technical support when completing your application through UQ Jobs, contact the HR Systems Service Desk.

Level B promotions

For promotion to Level B, you can submit applications at any time, but once you have started an application in UQ Jobs you have 6 weeks to complete it.

Organisational grouping Submit application CAP contact details
  • Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
BEL applicants (Level B) capbel@uq.edu.au
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
EAIT applicants (Level B) capeait@uq.edu.au
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITALI)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS)
HASS, ITALI or ATSIS applicants (Level B) caphass@uq.edu.au
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
HABS applicants (Level B) caphabs@uq.edu.au
  • Medicine
  • UQ Diamantina Institute
Medicine applicants (Level B) capmed@uq.edu.au
  • Science
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
  • Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
  • Global Change Institute (GCI)
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)
  • Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM)
  • Australian Equine Genetics Research Centre (AEGRC)
Science, QAAFI, CAI, GCI, TERN, CMM or AEGRC applicants (Level B) capscience@uq.edu.au
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
AIBN applicants (Level B)

capinstitutes@uq.edu.au

  • Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
SMI applicants (Level B)

capinstitutes@uq.edu.au

  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
IMB applicants (Level B)

capinstitutes@uq.edu.au

  • Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
QBI applicants (Level B)

capinstitutes@uq.edu.au

Level C and D promotions

Applications have closed for 2019 for Level C and D promotions. Applications will reopen in 2020.

Organisational grouping Submit application  CAP contact details
  • Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
BEL applicants (Level C and D) - reopens in 2020 capbel@uq.edu.au
  • Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
  • Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
EAIT, AIBN or SMI applicants (Level C and D) - reopens in 2020 capeait@uq.edu.au
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITALI)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS)
HASS, ITALI or ATSIS applicants (Level C and D) - reopens in 2020 caphass@uq.edu.au
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
HABS applicants (Level C and D) - reopens in 2020 caphabs@uq.edu.au
  • Medicine
  • Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
  • Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
Medicine, IMB or QBI applicants (Level C and D) - reopens in 2020 capmed@uq.edu.au
  • Science
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
  • Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
  • Global Change Institute (GCI)
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)
  • Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM)
  • Australian Equine Genetics Research Centre (AEGRC)
Science, QAAFI, CAI, GCI, TERN, CMM or AEGRC applicants (Level C and D) - reopens in 2020 capscience@uq.edu.au