The rank of professor is reserved for individuals with outstanding performance. Leadership, quality and impact underpin the criteria for this level and, although no quotas are prescribed, promotion to this rank is limited.

Promotion to professor is an annual process, with applicants considered by the Professorial Confirmation and Promotions Committee.

The HR Director will email all academic staff to announce the start of the promotion round.


You can apply for promotion to professor as long as you satisfy the eligibility criteria outlined in the Promotion to Professor Policy [5.80.14].

Your case for professorial promotion must:

  • highlight achievements over the past 5 years
  • include supporting documentation that focuses on your contributions since your last promotion or appointment to Associate Professor
  • concisely cover your whole academic career.

Applying for promotion

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

Your application must include these completed forms:

Head, Director and Executive Dean requirements

If you have a staff member in your area applying for professorial promotion you must complete:

Submitting your application

Please refer to the academic submission timetable for the 2018 application period dates.

You must submit your application via UQ Jobs. Online applications will open on Thursday 19 April 2018 and close Thursday 28 June 2018. An applicant guide will be published at the end of March with instructions to assist with completion of the application form and uploading documentation.

We will not accept applications via email.

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


All eligible applicants will be interviewed in 2018.  Applicants may be invited to interview on any of the scheduled dates listed below, and must be available for interview.  The application form will allow applicants to list any interview constraints on the published dates including reasons that they would prefer not to be invited to a particular date or time.

  • Friday 28 September
  • Wednesday 3 October
  • Friday 19 October

Successful promotion applicants

Read the full list of successful promotion applicants (PDF, 100KB) from the previous round.