These pages cover information relating to the promotion of members of staff at the University of Sheffield.
The promotions process for 2013-14 has been streamlined pending a review of the University’s Reward & Recognition Strategy. The principles for promotion remain unchanged from previous years.
Promotions for non-clinical staff are effective from 1 January, so all panels and decisions will need to be concluded within Faculties and Professional Services by 31 December 2013.
If you have any queries about staff promotions, please contact Reward & Benefits (email@example.com).
General Principles for Promotion
- ‘Promotion’ is the term to be used for all grades.
- There is an annual promotion round. For all Non-Clinical staff, promotion is effective from 1 January of the subsequent year. For Clinical Academic staff, promotion is effective from 1 October of the year the application is considered.
- Promotion is based on merit, irrespective of source of funding.
- All staff should be considered for promotion, regardless of their source of funding. All costs associated with promotion are borne centrally and departmental budgets are uplifted to absorb this cost. Departments are asked to identify funding/contribute to any costs for externally funded staff.
- University-wide criteria are used.
- Process is transparent and consistent and administered centrally.
- Assessment is fair and consistent and may require a visit or an interview.
- Due consideration is taken to equality and diversity in procedure and process.
- Promotion is retrospective, with cases based on evidence of work at the appropriate level.
- Cases are normally submitted by the Head of Department.
- All cases include a Head of Department statement.
- Appeal/self-submission is available at all levels.
- An individual should not be put in the position of being both advocate and juror.
- There is cross-University moderation.
- The position of Lecturer (Grade 8) cannot normally be achieved as a result of promotion.
- Outcomes are monitored against diversity factors and University structural groupings.
- Feedback is provided for all candidates throughout the process.