UCL Human Resources


Academic Career Framework

A framework to help plan and support career development and recognise achievements.


To help plan and support career development and recognise achievements, the UCL Academic Career Framework is designed to be used in a number of ways by staff and managers. For instance, it can be used for:

  • Building a case for promotion
  • Assessing cases for promotion
  • Preparing for appraisals
  • Identifying skill gaps
  • Discussing career trajectories
  • Identifying development opportunities
  • Designing new roles and drawing up job descriptions
  • Succession planning
  • Considering cases for reward and recognition

Contents include 

  • How to use the UCL Academic Career Framework
  • UCL Academic Career Framework
  • Research Grade 7-10
  • Education Grade 7-10
  • Enterprise & External Engagement Grade 7-10
  • Institutional Citizenship Grade 7-10

Who should read this framework

  • Academic staff
  • Teaching staff
  • Researchers


text only version of the Academic Career Framework is also available.

Associated documents

Last updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017