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:

Panel Information Session: February 2018

  • Overview of expectations: Professor Aidan Byrne, Provost

  • Presenting your Case and Narrative in Form G: Professor Ross McAree

  • Teaching expectations – all academic categories including Teaching Focused: Professor Julie Duck

  • Presenting your case to a multi-disciplinary committee, Research Focused Academics and Form G: Professor Janeen Baxter

  • The Clinical Academic Case, All categories - Selection and Role of Referees: Professor Darrell Crawford

  • Experiences of a recent successful applicant: Professor Jennifer Seddon

Submitting your application

Refer to the academic submission timetable for the 2018 application period dates.

The application process through UQ Jobs, which opened on 19 April 2018, is currently not available. Please continue to prepare the required documentation for your application to be ready for submission no later than 28 June 2018.

The submission link will be published here when the application process is reopened, or an alternative link provided. The Continuing Appointments and Promotions (CAP) team will email applicants with updates. If you have any questions, email the CAP team at


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

  • Friday 28 September 2018
  • Wednesday 3 October 2018
  • Friday 19 October 2018

Successful promotion applicants

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