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Academic progression and panels

The College's academic progression procedures consider performance in education and student experience, research/scholarship, leadership and management, and engagement.

Academic staff can apply for promotion to progress to senior lecturer, reader or professor. Academic staff may also apply to be considered for an increment in the same year.

The College has provided information workshops designed to provide practical advice and support to those considering applying for Academic promotion.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF REVIEW PANELS

The term of office for each panel member extends from 1 October to 30 September. 

ACADEMIC STAFF PROBATIONARY REVIEW PANEL

The panel comprises a Standing Panel of the HR Strategy and Policy Committee together with an Adviser, who is not a voting member.

The Standing Panel includes the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and three other senior members of the academic staff, whose term of office is three years.

  •  Dr Adrian Shepherd (Science): 2019-2022
  •  Professor John Christodoulou (Science): 2021-2024
  •  Dr Julia Laite (SSHP): 2019-2022
  •  Dr Pyel Haldar (Law): 2020-2023

Observer: BCUCU observer

ACADEMIC STAFF PROMOTION REVIEW PANEL, LECTURER TO SENIOR LECTURER AND ACCELERATED AND DISCRETIONARY AWARDS

Membership of the panel is restricted to University Appointed Teachers, of whom at least five shall be Professors. Other than the Vice-Chancellor as Chair, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellors Research, Education and International (all of whom are ex-officio), the term of office as a panel member is three years and retiring members are ineligible for reappointment for the following two years.

  • Professor Daniel Monk (Law): 2019-2022
  • Professor Jessica Reinisch (SSHP): 2019-2022
  • Dr Roman Kontchakov (BEI): 2020-2023
  • Professor Alexandra Beauregard: 2019-2022
  • Dr Michael Temple (Arts): 2019-2022
  • Dr Mari Paz Balibrea Enriquez (Arts): 2021-2024
  • Dr James Hammond (Science): 2019-2022
  • Dr Emma Meaburn (Science): 2020-2023

Observer: BCUCU Representative

ACADEMIC STAFF REVIEW PANEL, CONFERMENT OF TITLE

Membership of the panel is restricted to University Appointed Teachers. Other than the Vice-Chancellor as Chair, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellors Research, Education and International (all of whom are ex-officio), the term of office as a panel member is three years and retiring members are ineligible for reappointment for the following two years.

  • Professor Fiona MacMillan (Law): 2019-2022
  • Professor George Magoulas (BEI): 2020-2023
  • Professor Tim Markham (Arts): 2020-2023
  • Professor Heike Bauer (Arts): 2021-2024
  • Professor Rosie Cox (SSHP): 2019-2022
  • Professor Frank Trentmann (SSHP): 2021-2024
  • Professor Sanjib Bhakta (Science): 2020-2023
  • Professor Beth Grunfeld (Science): 2019-2022

Observer: BCUCU Representative

STAFF JOINT COMMITTEE

Membership of the Staff Joint Committee, on the College side, consists of the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the College Secretary and Clerk to the Governors, Director of Human Resources and the Deputy College Secretary (Governance).

  • BCUCU Representatives: five members
  • BCUNISON Representatives: three members
  • BCUNITE Representatives: three members

APPEALS PROCESS

1. The following procedure applies to applications to the Academic Staff Review Panels held during the current year only:

  • Conferment of Title of Reader or Professor
  • Lecturer to Senior Lecturer.

2. If a member of staff wishes to appeal against the decision of the Academic Staff Review Panel that considered his or her application, they must arrange to meet the Chair of the Review Panel no more than two weeks after being notified of the panel’s decision. If the staff member, having done so, wishes to appeal against the decision of the Review Panel, they must email Paul Skiven-Baker not more than two weeks after meeting the Chair of the panel, stating the grounds for the appeal.

3. The College will not consider appeals against the panels' decisions, except where the Dean of the College (or the appropriate member of the Academic Staff who has been nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor), having consulted the College Secretary and Director of Human Resources and interviewed the appellant, agrees that there has been a fault in the procedure.

4. An applicant’s failure to have followed the procedure correctly will not be grounds for appeal. 

5. If the Dean of the College (or the appropriate member of the Academic Staff who has been nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor), having consulted as above, considers there has been a fault in procedure they will discuss their findings with the Chair of the panel and where appropriate the panel will be reconvened to follow the correct procedure.