Academic Promotions - Human Resources - Newcastle University

Promotion to Reader

The printable checklist (PDF, 36KB) is to enable you to provide a complete application.

It is strongly recommended that you read the procedure and criteria document (PDF, 134KB) before completing your application.

All documentation should be submitted to the appropriate Faculty Human Resources Manager via the Head of Academic Unit. The typeface to be used throughout is 11 point Arial.



Academic Profile


The Academic Profile (AP) is a summary document that provides the candidate with the opportunity to provide an overview of the evidence of their academic achievements across all key work areas.


Upon completion the AP should be signed by both the candidate and the HoAU to verify that it is a true and accurate record.


It should be no longer than six sides of A4.


Academic Profile (Word, 45KB)


Please read the Guidance Notes (PDF, 295KB)


Citation and H index from Google Scholar


An indication of citation and H index should be obtained from Google Scholar. Guidance for academics at Newcastle is available via the following link This information should be inserted as appropriate within the Academic Profile.


Statement of Application


Notes of Guidance on Candidate's Statement of Application (PDF, 126KB)


Title - The Proposed title of the Personal Chair is to be recorded on the Candidate's Statement.


Curriculum Vitae


CV, Publications and Awards


Notes of Guidance on the Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 20KB)


Must be no longer than four sides (six sides for Chair and Reader) of A4, to include publications list.


Summary of Research Awards Obtained (Excel, 26KB) Summary of Research Awards should be attached to CV.


Notes on Guidance on Publication List (PDF, 77KB)


Personal Plan


Five year personal plan


Notes of guidance on production of 5-year personal plan (PDF, 159KB) Must be no longer than two sides of A4 in total


Independent External Assessors


It is expected that the HoAU will nominate individuals who are best placed to comment upon the candidate's academic endeavours whilst demonstrating a sufficient degree of independence from their work.


The names, contact addresses and qualifications of four persons, including at least one from overseas, who may be asked to act as External Assessors


Nominated by Head of Academic Unit (on the attached form) (Word, 16KB)


Promotion on the Basis of Excellent or Exceptional Teaching


The following guidance document has been created to help you evidence your achievements in learning and teaching promotions.


Guidance (PDF, 345KB)


Find our more about further information and sources of support including case studies for promotion on the basis of achievements in teaching.

Confidential Assessment from the Head of Academic Unit

Confidential Assessment (Word, 20KB)

To be completed by Head of Academic Unit

HoAU must act as an assessor and not an advocate and the candidate should be aware of the general tenor or the HoAU assessment.

N.B. If the candidate wishes, a confidential statement may be submitted directly to the Acting Assistant Director of Human Resources, Mr Richard Boggie, for consideration only by the University Promotions Committee.