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Summary of Academic Staff Terms and Conditions


The post is graded as Grade X, the salary for which ranges from £00,000 to £00,000 (excluding London Allowance). Progression through the salary scale is incremental. Cost of living pay awards are negotiated nationally and are normally effective from 1 st August each year.


In addition to removal expenses a relocation supplement of £9,000 may be payable where it is necessary to relocate to take up an appointment at UCL.


Probationary lecturers appointments are subject to a three year probationary period which includes undertaking a Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.


There are no fixed number of hours of work for Academic staff. However, a notional working week of 36.5 hours is used to assist in workload planning and calculations related to salary.


No specific periods of annual leave are specified. However, a notional 27 days annual leave per year is used to assist in workload planning and calculations related to salary. Any annual leave taken will normally be taken in the university vacations as approved by the Head of Department . UCL also closes for a period at Christmas and Easter, at which times staff benefit from a total of 6 ´closure days´ in addition to Bank Holidays.


Academic staff who have completed probation are entitled to apply for sabbatical leave for one term in every three years.


The postholder will be eligible to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), which is a defined benefit scheme. Further information about USS and the benefits can be found at  


A season ticket loan is available to staff who have successfully completed their probationary period with the facility to repay through a monthly deduction from salary.


Other benefits of joining UCL as a staff member are many and include:

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22 November 2005