Promotions

Promotions

 

PROMOTIONS (ACADEMIC STAFF)

Regulations
a. The Appointments and Promotions Committee will normally consider only recommendations put forward and supported by the Head of Department concerned, or, if there is no Head of Department, by the Dean of the College concerned.

b. It shall be in order, however, for a member of staff not recommended for promotion, to forward a statement of his case through the Dean of his College to the Committee, setting out his claims to be considered for promotion. Such an application shall be referred to the appropriate Head of Department, in case he might wish to forward comments to the Committee.

Assessment of Publications
Where publications are cited in support of promotion, the Head of Department making the recommendation shall include in his recommendation an assessment of those publications and, if possible, the opinion of another competent person who has read them. Where a publication is the result of a joint effort between the person recommended for promotion and others, there shall be a clear statement from either the Head of Department or someone in a position to know, of the specific contribution of the candidate recommended for promotion.

Assessment of Research
The Head of Department shall include in his recommendation an assessment of on-going research (papers presented at conference, unpublished works, solicited publications etc) of the candidate.

Promotion to the Grade of Lecturer II
Same as conditions for appointment
Promotion to the Grade of Lecturer I

Promotion to the grade of Lecturer I may be made on the basis of:
• Adequate experience
• Adequate teaching ability
• Competence in research; and
• Publications

Promotion to the grade of Senior Lecturer
• Adequate experience
• Adequate teaching ability
• Adequate research; and
• Adequate Publications
• Special allowance may be made for exceptional clinical or other relevant professional competence.

Promotion to the Grade of Associate Professor
a. For promotion to the grade of Associate Professor, the candidate shall be fully assessed on the following criteria:
• Adequate experience, including where applicable professional competence;
• Outstanding research and publications
• Adequate teaching ability

b. Promotion from the grade of Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor may be considered provided that the candidate has satisfied the criteria as above.

c. When the Committee is satisfied that there is a prima facie case, it shall proceed to seek the advice of three outside assessors, who will be appointed by the University.

Promotion to the Grade of Professor
a. For promotion to the grade of Professor, the candidate shall be fully assessed on the following criteria:
• Adequate experience, including where applicable professional competence;
• Outstanding research and publications
• Adequate teaching ability
• Evidence of leadership in research and post-graduate supervisions; and
• Administrative ability or competence

b. Only recommendations or applications of candidates from the grade of Associate Professor of three years standing or Senior Lecturer of at least five years standing shall be considered.

c. Promotion from the grade of Senior Lecturer to the grade of Professor may be considered provided that the candidate has met the required criteria as above.

d. When the Committee is satisfied that there is a; prima facie case, it shall proceed to seek the advice of three outside assessors who will be appointed by the University.

Annual Evaluation
Promotion exercises are held annually. However, there should be an annual evaluation of each member of staff.

Appeals for Reconsideration of Decision of Appointments and Promotion Committee
1. Appeals from members of Academic Staff against its decision shall be routedf through their respective Heads of Departments and Deans of Colleges, who should comment on whether there is any new evidence to justify a reconsideration at its meeting during the succeeding session after the promotion exercise. A candidate can make a final appeal to Council through Senate, if he so desires.

• In relation to this guideline, a special Ad-Hoc Senate Committee on Appointments and Promotions
• Membership: The Committee shall comprise the Chairman of Senate as Chairman, 2 specialists in the candidate’s field of interest, and 2 other members, all appointed by Senate.