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Academic, Research and Teaching Fellows Promotions

Introduction Academic Staff Promotions Research Staff Promotions Teaching Fellows Promotions Senior Promotions Process
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PROCESS FOR PROGRESSION FOR RESEARCH STAFF

Process for Progression to Research Associate (grade 7):

HR Consultancy Services will also write annually to the Head of Department*1 to indicate those individuals whose grade should be reviewed, using the relevant criteria, as follows:

In any case where the regrading is not supported, the individual should be informed of the reason for remaining on grade 6 and a written report should be forwarded to HR Consultancy Services.

Specification of material to be provided by the candidate to the Head of Department:

The Head of Department*1 should then assess the case using the criteria above. Once agreed, s/he should write to HR Consultancy Services requesting formal confirmation of the promotion.  When financial approval has been verified (for grant funded cases), Human Resources will send a new contract variation letter to the individual and arrange for payroll action to be taken.

Process for progression to Senior Research Associate (grade 8)

HR Consultancy Services will also write annually to the Head of Department to indicate those individuals whose grade should be reviewed using the relevant criteria (above) as follows:

In any case where the regrading is not supported, the individual should be informed of the reason for remaining on grade 7 and a written report should be forwarded to HR Consultancy Services. 

Specification of material to be provided by the candidate to the Head of Department*1:

The Head of Department*1 should then assess the case against the criteria. Once agreed s/he should write to HR Consultancy Services requesting formal confirmation of the promotion.  When financial approval has been verified (for grant funded cases), Human Resources will send a new contract variation letter to the individual and arrange for payroll action to be taken.

Promotion to Principal or Professorial Research Associate (grade 9 or 10)

Proposals for promotion to the senior research staff grades are incorporated into the annual Senior Promotions exercise.

The Senior Promotions Process Document defines the process to be followed and the timetable for the complete exercise

*1The Head of Department (HoD) is a generic UCL title for those who report directly to the Faculty Deans and includes Divisional and Institute Directors for the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS)