These new processes which support the recruitment and promotion of Academic staff come into effect from 2 October.

The new Academic Recruitment approach, which supports the Career Pathways, has been designed to:

  • Ensure all academic staff recruitment activity supports the University's strategy and corporate plan, as well as its academic and business strategies
  • Attract high quality staff working at the cutting edge of their field of expertise
  • Ensure the university becomes an employer of choice
  • Ensure we consistently and proactively use fair and effective recruitment and selection processes to meet business needs and in our advertising, to promote inclusivity in a consistent manner across the institution

The new annual Academic Promotion process replaces the HERA Grading Review and Assessment Procedure (GRAP) for academics. It supports a consistent, equitable mechanism for assessing and rewarding an individual's contribution to academic life.

You can find further information including process guidance, application forms and process flow charts for faculty and university panels on the HR web pages.

If you have any questions, HR Managers can provide further guidance.