UQ is committed to ensuring a robust career and performance development approach exists for academic staff, which provides a foundation for the achievement of academic excellence.

The principles of the academic promotions processes are underpinned by the Academic Promotion Policies and Procedures. The process assesses that academic staff have demonstrated they meet the expectations of academic excellence for the relevant academic level and category as detailed in the relevent Criteria for Academic Performance Policy as noted below.

Attention Academic Staff: Important information regarding the 2022 and 2023 Academic Promotion Process

Due to the introduction of changes to the Criteria for Academic Performance Policy (PPL 5.70.17) on 7 October 2021, a transitionary approach has been implemented to determine which Criteria will be used for assessment in the Promotion processes for 2022 and 2023.

For Academic staff applying for promotion in 2022, the promotion process will continue to use the legacy criteria, process and forms to ensure applicants who may have commenced their applications for 2022 are not unduly disadvantaged.

For Academic staff applying for promotion in 2023.

You can apply for promotion to Level B at any time throughout the year through UQ Jobs. Once you start an application, you have 6 weeks to complete it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications are assessed at the local level by the Executive Dean/Institute Director.

You'll be advised of the outcome as soon as reasonably practicable. Promotions take effect on the first of the month after the promotion decision.

For the full applications process and requirements, read the:

Confirmation and Promotions (Academic Staff) - Policy [5.41.03] and Promotion of Academic Staff - Procedures [5.41.04]

Apply for promotion to Level B

Organisational groupingSubmit applicationCAP 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
  • 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, 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

  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
QAAFI applicants (Level B)capinstitutes@uq.edu.au

Key dates

  • Applications open: 1 April 2022
  • Applications close: 30 June 2022
  • Promotions take effect: 1 January 2023

Promotion information sessions

We run annual information sessions to help you with your application, the 2022 information sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

Below are the 2022 recordings for your reference:

Apply for promotion to Level C and D

For the full application process and requirements, read the:

Organisational groupingSubmit applicationCAP contact details

Business, Economics and Law (BEL)

BEL applicants (Level C and D)capbel@uq.edu.au

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)

EAIT applicants (Level C and D)capeait@uq.edu.au

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

HASS applicants (Level C and D)caphass@uq.edu.au

Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)

HABS applicants (Level C and D)caphabs@uq.edu.au

Medicine

Medicine applicants (Level C and D)capmed@uq.edu.au

Science

Science applicants (Level C and D)capscience@uq.edu.au

Apply for promotion to Professor (Level E)

For the full application process and requirements, read the:

Apply for promotion to Professor

Interviews

Level C and D applicant interviews

Applicants will be notified of promotion interview schedule by their local Promotions Committee.

Level E applicant interviews

The Professorial Confirmation and Promotions Committee (PCPC) applicant interview days are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Friday, 2 September 2022
  • Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Applicants may be invited to interview on any of the scheduled dates and must be available for interview.

The application will allow you to list any interview constraints related to the published dates, including reasons that you would prefer not to be invited to a particular date or time.

Head, Director and Executive Dean requirements

By Friday 17 June 2022:

  • for Level C and D promotions: Heads/Directors must ensure that the completed and signed assessment and recommendation is provided back to the applicant
  • for Level E promotions: Executive Deans/Directors must ensure that the completed and signed Report for Professorial Promotion is provided back to the applicant.

Meeting this timeframe will ensure that the applicant can finalise their submission by the due date.

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For promotion to professor, contact: 

Continuing Appointments and Promotions (CAP) team

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HCMS Support Team

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