Academic Progression Procedure

Note: Academic Progression (along with both forms of Accelerated Progression) has been replaced by Promotion to Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow.

‘Progression’ is the procedure giving individuals in progressable roles the expectation of being moved to the next role profile level within the academic career pathway framework (PDF, 92kB), provided performance is acceptable.  Progression applies to movement from level b to c and from level c to d1. 

The progressability of a role will normally be determined at recruitment stage, although exceptionally it may be possible to change the progressability of a role.  All roles on Pathway 1 are automatically progressable, but this will vary for roles on Pathway 2 and 3 according to the role in question.

It is also possible to exceptionally agree to delay a progression date for individuals who reach the eligible point before they can reasonably be expected to be ready to progress.