Update in relation to upcoming calls for Progression and Promotion
Re: Progression Across the Merit Bar 2012 - 2013
The prohibition on the progression of academic staff at lecturer level across the merit bar has been lifted by the Higher Education Authority [HEA]. The HEA has advised that progression from the highest point below the bar to the first point above the bar is now permissible subject to the performance criteria specified in the relevant scheme.
As a result, a restricted call for applications to Progress Across the Merit Bar for the 2012/2013 Session is now invited from eligible candidates i.e. all staff at lecturer level who meet the criteria outlined in the Scheme and in addition have reached or will reach the maximum point of the Lecturer Below the Bar Scale on or before the closing date of Wednesday, 5 December 2012. Provisions of the scheme with regard to accelerated progression will not apply as the HEA approval to progress applications applies only to those lecturer staff at the highest point below the Bar and accelerated progression is not permitted. Progression if approved will be to the first point above the Bar only. Please note these restrictions when considering the contents of the Policy which can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/progression/academic/merit-bar/
Re: Call for Promotion to Senior Lecturer 2012-2013
The restrictions imposed over recent years through the Moratorium on staffing and more recently through the Employment Control Framework, have restricted the University’s activity in terms of progression, promotion and job grading. The most recent round of promotions under the Academic Promotion Schemes was concluded in the 2007/08 academic year. The revision to the Employment Control Framework (ECF) in June 2011 included the possibility of restoring limited academic promotion in the following terms: “Academic promotions under this framework will be permitted subject to compliance with the terms of the framework ..., and also subject to the maintenance of appropriate balance between grades. This is to ensure containment of pay and pensions liabilities.” Based on analysis of the numbers at the different levels of academic position in December 2008 and the comparative figures in December, 2011 the UMTO proposed and Governing Body approved, the filling of 18 positions at Senior Lecturer level. Some positions at Professor (Scale 2) will also be filled – the number will be circulated with a call for applications in due course. The figures are subject to change with any additional recruitment or retention activity at these grades.
Within this context we would like to announce a call for Promotion to Senior Lecturer in the academic year 2012.2013, closing date for which will be Tuesday 26 February 2013. Please click here for the regulation and relevant paperwork for Promotion to Senior Lecturer.
Candidates will be requested to compile the Application Form P1(SL), Teaching portfolio and Research Portfolio for 2012/2013 as one document and provide a PDF copy of the full application. A short “Guidelines/Briefing” document will be made available with the application form and policy.
We will be providing a briefing session on Friday 23 November, North Wing Conference Room, at 12pm, Tuesday 4 December, North Wing Conference Room at 10am and Monday 21 January 2013, at 12pm, Council Room, at which you will be given an overview of the process and also advice on making an application under the set procedures. We invite all potential applicants to attend a Briefing Session. There will also be an opportunity for Questions and Answers at these Briefing Sessions. To secure a place for these Briefing Sessions, please contact Ms Emma McNulty at E.McNulty@ucc.ie. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Anne O’Sullivan, Department of Human Resources at Ext. 3602 or by e-mailing email@example.com