Academic Promotions 2018/19


May 13th, 2019

The University has today confirmed the results of the 2018/19 promotions round for our academic community. More than 150 colleagues have secured promotion to Professor, Associate Professor, Principal Research Fellow, Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow.

The Vice-Chancellor and University Executive Board members extend their warmest congratulations to colleagues across the University. View the full list of promotions here.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West congratulated everyone who has secured promotion this year:

“I am delighted that the extremely high quality of our University’s academic community is recognised in this way and offer my warmest congratulations to every colleague who has secured promotion.

“While promotions have been secured on merit across a wide range of disciplines, schools and faculties, I am particularly pleased to note significant increases in the proportion of women and colleagues from minority ethnic backgrounds who have been promoted.

“This will support our continued drive to ensure that our University recognises, supports and benefits from the contribution of our talent wherever it is found.”

Analysis of this year’s promotion round shows that the proportion of women securing academic promotion increased by 10 percentage points to 47.4% of all promotions – from 46 individuals in 2017/18 to 74 in 2018/19.

This places the University comfortably on track to meet its Global Strategy 2020 target to ensure at least 35% of senior grades (APM6/7) are held by women, and will support further reductions in the University’s gender pay gap.

The number of colleagues from minority ethnic backgrounds securing promotion increased by 2.5 percentage points to 12.2% of all promotions – from 12 individuals in 2017/18 to 19 in 2018/19.

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