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Invitation to Apply for Promotion to Senior Lecturer 2017

Colleagues are invited to submit applications for the post of Senior Lecturer.  Applicants will be required to complete an application form which covers the following three sections:-

      i.  Learning and Teaching

      ii.  Scholarship and Research

      iii.  Wider contribution to the mission of the University, Faculty and subject team 

The application form may be no longer than four pages and the font may be no smaller than point 12.  Applications submitted in any other format than the application form will not be considered.  Please note that no appendices will be required from applicants nor considered by the panel.  More information can be found in the guidance notes document under the section ‘Application Process’. 

In addition to the application you are also asked to provide an academic CV.  This document captures only relatively recent information relating to research activity (including research supervision).  It will act as a guide to the panel in coming to a view on ‘currency, duration and frequency’ of research. 

Please note that candidates are not required to provide details of referees. Where the Panel is unable to come to a common mind on the quality of a research output, it may seek additional reports from one or more additional external experts.  Through the submission of the application candidates are agreeing to this.  The Panel will consider the advice of the external advice but will ultimately exercise its own judgement in determining the outcome of promotion cases.  Where externals are to be approached there will be consultation with the candidate, although the Panel will take the final decision.  This does not preclude the use of existing external advisors such as the University’s REF advisor for the relevant Unit of Assessment where such information already exists.

The panel may seek additional reports from one or more additional external experts in appropriate circumstances (e.g. if the initial external advice does not provide sufficient information).  Through the submission of the application candidates are agreeing to this.  The panel will consider the advice of the external advice but will ultimately exercise its own judgement in determining the outcome of the promotion cases.

Two copies of published work, normally published after 1st January 2014 will be considered by the panel.  These publications should be those that the candidate considers to be representative of his or her best work.  Please note that research outputs other than monographs and articles in peer review journals etc. will be considered, for example, performances, electronic media, and exhibitions. Further information can be found in the guidance notes document under the section ‘Publications’.

The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 7th June 2017 by 5.00 p.m. and late applications will not be accepted.

Please note there has been a change to the schedule of dates previously published for this process.  The new dates are as follows: 

Applications close: 7th June 2017

Panel meets: 29th June 2017

Applicants informed of outcome: 20th July 2017

Appointments will generally be effective from 1st September 2017 but there may be occasions where it is appropriate for an appointment to take effect from an earlier date.

Colleagues who are considering submitting an application are advised to consult your Dean and Head of Department in advance.  This partly as a courtesy but also because they will be able to offer general guidance about the application, especially about the category ‘wider contribution to the mission of the University, Faculty and subject team’.  They will also confirm who the appropriate person is within the Faculty who can provide more detailed advice about how to address (a) learning and teaching, and (b) scholarship and research categories in the application process.  Such prior notice and consultation will also make it easier for them to support applicants with a reference.

The attached links will direct you to the guidance notes, application form, academic CV template, the role profile for a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer:

Guidance Notes - Promotion to Senior Lecturer 2017

Application form for promotion to Senior Lecturer - 2017

Academic CV for Promotion to Senior Lecturer - 2017

Lecturers Role Profile

Senior Lecturers Role Profile

In order to support colleagues who are considering submitting an application for promotion, briefing sessions will be held as follows: 

  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017 between 12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m. in LHBS009 at Hope Park
  • Thursday 4th May 2017 between 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. in LHBS011 at Hope Park
  • Thursday 11th May 2017 between 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. in the Staff Common Room (COR100) at the Creative Campus. 

The aim of the briefings is to focus discussion on the application process.  The briefings will be led by Professor Ian Vandewalle, supported by a representative from Personnel.  Anyone interested in making an application is welcome and encouraged to attend one of the above sessions. 

Please submit all applications and direct any queries to Clare Talbot (ext 3379) in the Personnel Department.