Academic Promotions Committee

Reports to Senate

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

  1. To keep under review the criteria for the promotion of academic, research and teaching staff
  2. To consider applications for promotion and to submit recommendations for approval by Senate
  3. To consider reports on probationary lecturers and confirm appointments on behalf of Senate
  4. To promote equal opportunities and to eliminate unlawful discrimination

Membership

Membership

Nine members nominated by Faculty Executive Groups in accordance with a person specification, to be reported to Senate, comprising

  • Six Professors - two from each Faculty
  • Three at Grade 8 (Reader/Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow) - one from each Faculty.

Notes

  1. Members to be from different academic departments and to serve for up to 3 years.
  2. The Committee should be balanced by gender and undertake unconscious bias training.
  3. Professorial members only to consider promotion to Professor/Reader; all members to consider promotions to Grade 8 and Grade 7.
  4. Professorial members will be required to chair their Faculty Promotions Advisory Panel.
MembersTerm of membership
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost: Professor Saul Tendler ex officio
Arts & Humanities: Professor John Bowen, English & Related Literature 1 Oct 2017 - 30 Sept 2019
Arts & Humanities: Professor Nicky Milner, Archaeology* 1 Oct 2017 - 30 Sept 2020
Arts & Humanities: Dr Kristyn Gorton, Theatre, Film & Television 1 Oct 2017 - 30 Sept 2020
Sciences: Professor Alistair Boxall, Environment* 1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sept 2019
Sciences: Professor Jane Hill, Biology 1 Oct 2017 - 30 Sept 2020
Sciences: Dr Katie Slocombe, Psychology 1 Oct 2015 - 30 Sept 2018
Social Sciences: Professor Sarah Nettleton, Sociology*
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Sept 2018
Social Sciences: Professor Yvonne Birks, Social Policy & Social Work 1 Oct 2017 - 30 Sept 2020
Social Sciences: Dr Laura Bojke, Centre for Health Economics  1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sept 2019
In attendance
HR Director: Dr Joss Ivory

*chairing Faculty Advisory Panels in 2017-18

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