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Expectations of Academic roles

Annex 1

The following criteria represent the normal expectations for appointment, confirming probation, appraisal, promotion and progression to higher grades and
Professorial Pay Reviews.
Evidence should be presented in relation to activity in the categories listed and normal academic judgement will be exercised in the assessment of the profile
presented.
The expectations of Senior Lecturer in each category (Research, Learning and Teaching and Enterprise) are a threshold to be achieved by all academic staff
seeking promotion to higher grades. Scholarship is an important component of any academic portfolio with an anticipated trajectory from local, national to
international impact.
All Lecturers are expected to support academic administrative activity as part of their professional practice and a level of good citizenship is assumed of all
colleagues. It is expected that colleagues appointed to higher grades will assume greater levels of responsibility and input as they progress.
1. Research Activity:
Lecturers will be engaged in research activity appropriate to the role.
Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Reader

Professor

RESEARCH CAPABILITY
AND ACTIVITY: Evidenced
by some or all of the
following activities:-

PHD COMPLETION

Undertaking the preparation of


a PhD thesis.

Completed PhD.

Completed PhD.

Completed PhD.

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Reader

Professor

OUTPUTS from original


research undertaken solely
or in a research team e.g.
papers, books, catalogues,
practice based, exhibitions,
performances or any type
of output recognised by the
relevant research
community or REF

Draft submissions or the


existence of other outputs in
preparation; or published or
completed research outputs
likely to be rated as of rigour,
originality and significance at
least at the national level.

Regular production of published


or presented outputs likely to be
rated as of rigour, originality and
significance at least at the
national level with some work
beginning to achieve recognition
at the international level.

Regular production of published


or presented outputs likely to be
rated as of rigour, originality and
significance at the national level
with a portion of that work
achieving international
recognition or better.

Regular production of
published or presented
outputs likely to be rated as of
rigour, originality and
significance at least at the
national level, with a
significant portion of that work
achieving recognition as
internationally excellent or
world class.

EXTERNAL
CONFERENCE ACTIVITY
AND EXTERNAL
RECOGNITION

Giving papers at conferences


or doctoral/early career
researcher colloquiums.

Regularly giving papers at


conferences and being invited to
present seminars etc. at other
institutions.

Regularly giving papers at


conferences, fulfilling invitations
to present seminars and plenary
conference addresses.

Regularly giving papers at


conferences, fulfilling
invitations to present seminars
and plenary conference
addresses.

Advising national and


international policy bodies.
Acting as an External examiner
for PhDs in other HEIs.

GRANT AND FUNDING


ACTIVITY

Submitting grant and funding


applications.

Submitting successful grant and


funding applications.

Submitting successful and


significant grant and funding
applications.

Advising national and


international policy bodies.
Acting as an External
examiner for PhDs in other
HEIs.
Submitting successful and
significant grant and funding
applications and advising and
mentoring colleagues in
applications for funding.

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Reader

Professor

PHD SUPERVISION

Where appropriate acting as a


member of a PhD supervisory
team
Starting to engage in activity
that will demonstrate impact as
defined by the subject area in
the REF and by disseminating
research to different
audiences.

Undertaking PhD supervision.

Undertaking PhD supervision


and acting as a Director of
Study. Chairing PhD
examinations.

Undertaking PhD supervision


and acting as a Director of
Studies. Chairing PhD
examinations. Attracting PhD
students to the University.

IMPACT

Receipt of national and


international honours and
prizes.

Engaging in activity that will


demonstrate impact as defined
by the subject area in the REF
and by disseminating research
to different audiences.

Engaging or leading activity that


will demonstrate impact as
defined by the subject area in
the REF and by disseminating
research to different audiences.

Engaging in building capacity


for doctoral supervision.

Receipt of national and


international honours and prizes.

Receipt of national and


international honours and prizes.

Supporting research
administration.

Providing research support and


guidance for colleagues.

Actively participating in the work


of a Research Centre, if
appropriate.

Supporting research
administration.

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

Actively participating in the


work of a Research Centre, if
appropriate.

Leading activity that will


demonstrate impact as
defined by the subject area in
the REF and by disseminating
research to different
audiences.
Receipt of national and
international honours and
prizes.
Providing research leadership
and support and guidance for
colleagues.
Supporting research
administration and
undertaking significant tasks
as required including chairing
of the Departmental Research
Advisory Group.

Lecturer
RESEARCH LEADERSHIP
(Continued)

Senior Lecturer
Participating in external
research networks, groups and
projects.

Reader
Actively participating in and
developing the work of a
Research Centre, if appropriate.
Taking an active role in external
research networks, groups and
projects.

SUSTAINABILITY

Evidencing an increasing
trajectory of achievement.

Evidencing an increasing
trajectory of achievement.

Evidencing an increasing
trajectory of achievement.

Professor
Direction of a Research
Centre, if appropriate.

Leading significant external


research networks, groups
and projects at national and/or
international levels.

Evidencing a continuing
trajectory of achievement.

2. Teaching and Learning Capability and Activity:


It is expected that Lecturers at all levels of seniority will participate in Learning and Teaching activities.
*Advice on the UK Professional Standards for Teaching and Supporting Learning can be provided by the LTEU or at
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/universitiesandcolleges/accreditation/ukpsf

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Professor

Standard 2 of the UK
Professional Standards and
fellowship of the HE Academy.*
Equivalent qualifications will be
considered.

Working towards Standard 3 of


the UK Professional
Standards.* Equivalent
qualifications will be
considered.

Standard 3 of the UK
Professional Standards.*
Equivalent qualifications will be
considered.

Regularly receiving module


evaluations which indicate a

Sustained record of module

Sustained record of module

TEACHING AND
LEARNING CAPABILITY
AND ACTIVITY: Evidenced
by :
TEACHING
QUALIFICATION
RELEVANT TO HE
And some or all of the
following:
IMPACT ON STUDENT
LEARNING:

Standard 2 of the UK
Professional Standards and
fellowship of the HE
Academy.* Equivalent
qualifications will be
considered.

Teaching at a module level

which is well received by


students (measured by module
evaluation scores).

Lecturer
IMPACT ON STUDENT
LEARNING (Continued):

ENGAGEMENT IN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF
TEACHING AND
LEARNING THROUGH
PEER REVIEW

Starting to engage in activity to


enhance student learning at
module level through
adaptations to teaching and
assessment methods for
example.

Engagement in peer review of


teaching.

high level of satisfaction and


appreciation for approaches
used (measured by module
evaluation scores).

evaluations which indicate high


regard for teaching
approaches (measured by
module evaluation scores in
top quartile).

evaluations which indicate high


regard for teaching
approaches (measured by
module evaluation scores in
top quartile).

Principal Lecturer

Professor

Regular engagement in subject


level initiatives to enhance
student learning, with some of
this beginning to achieve
university recognition.

Regular engagement in
departmental level initiatives to
enhance student learning, with
some work at a strategic
leadership level and where
appropriate beginning to
achieve national recognition.

Leadership of University wide


and national initiatives to
enhance student engagement
with a significant portion of that
work achieving international
recognition.

Success in student led


University awards.

Success in student led


University and/or national
awards.

Success in student led national


and/or international teaching
awards.

Engagement in peer review of


teaching and mentoring and
supporting new staff.

Implementing peer review and


mentor schemes at a
programme or departmental
level. Advising the university
on good practice with
reference to such schemes.

Leading departmental peer


review schemes and
implementing changes that
flow from the outcomes.
Contributing to strategic work,
e.g. on peer review and
mentoring with regard to
teaching.
Contributing to leading
departmental quality reviews
internally and externally.

Some invitations to advise


externally on the development
of learning and teaching.

Fulfilling invitations to review


learning and teaching
externally.

Senior Lecturer

Lecturer
ENGAGEMENT IN
EFFECTIVE NEW AND
INNOVATIVE PRACTICE

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Professor

Engagement with Moodle


(measured through usage
stats and appraisal of
materials).

Engagement with Moodle and


success in enhancing e-learning
(measured through usage stats
and appraisal of materials).

Leading initiatives to enhance


e-learning through Moodle at a
programme level. Contributing
to University strategy in
relation to innovative practice.
(measured through usage
stats and appraisal of
materials).

Leading initiatives to enhance


e-learning through Moodle at a
departmental or university
strategic level. (measured
through usage stats and
appraisal of materials).

Some engagement in
professional development
opportunities to enhance
pedagogic practice and update
knowledge and skills such as
attendance at the annual
Learning and Teaching
Conference.

Regular engagement in
professional development
opportunities to enhance
pedagogic practice and update
knowledge and skills
Invitations to present examples
of good practice more widely
such as to the annual Learning
and Teaching Conference.
Membership of appropriate
bodies.
Recognition for successful
innovative practice through a
Teaching Fellowship for
example.
Submitting successful grant and
funding applications for
pedagogic projects.

Leading a department or
programme in implementing
and sharing innovative
practice. Advising the
University and national policy
bodies and other HEIs where
appropriate.

Active membership of
appropriate national bodies.
Recognition for successful
innovative practice through a
Teaching Fellowship.

Submitting successful grant


and funding applications for
pedagogic projects.

Regularly providing advice at a


university level and where
appropriate nationally and
internationally. Leading on
particular pedagogic initiatives
across the University or across
the sector.

Leadership role within


appropriate national bodies.
Recognition for successful
innovative practice through a
National Teaching Fellowship
or similar award.
Submitting successful
significant grant and funding
applications for pedagogic
projects and advising and
mentoring colleagues in
applications for funding.

PROGRAMME
DEVELOPMENT AND THE
ENHANCEMENT OF
PEDAGOGIC PRACTICE
AND POLICY

SCHOLARSHIP AND
EXTERNAL INVOLVEMENT

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Starting to engage in activity to


enhance taught programmes.

Engaging in activity to enhance


taught programmes.
Successfully undertaking a
significant role on a programme
such as year tutor or programme
convenor.

Leading on the enhancement


of taught programmes and
implementing changes.
Contributing to University
processes to enhance
programmes and pedagogic
practice and policy.

Leading activity that


successfully enhances taught
programmes and University
pedagogic practice through
work on strategic committees,
leading teams of staff and the
development and
implementation of policy.

Engagement in departmental s
and working groups such as
Learning Teaching Advisory
Group, Staff/ Student Liaison or
programme Boards.

Engagement in strategic s and


working groups at University
level such as LTQC.

Engagement in strategic
committees and working
groups at University and
National level.

Leading a module through


substantial change.

Leading a programme through


substantial change.

Leading strategic reviews of


departmental or University
activity in learning and
teaching.

Development of well-regarded
learning materials at module
level.

Development of well-regarded
learning materials at
programme level.

Strategic development of wellregarded learning materials for


use across the University and
externally.

Membership of any appropriate


discipline based bodies.

Membership of any
appropriate discipline based
bodies.

Membership of, and active


engagement with, appropriate
discipline based bodies.

Membership of any
appropriate discipline based
bodies.

Principal Lecturer

Professor

Lecturer
SCHOLARSHIP AND
EXTERNAL INVOLVEMENT
(Continued)

Engagement in activity which


links research and teaching
Starting effectively.

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Professor

Engagement in work which


effectively links research and
teaching.

Leading activity that


demonstrates successful
research/ teaching linkages.

Leading activity that will


demonstrate successful
research/ learning and
teaching linkages and
demonstrate University
commitment to the scholarship
of learning and teaching.

Involvement with national HE


bodies in relation to pedagogic
practice and policy.

Active engagement with


national bodies in relation to
pedagogic practice and policy.

Regular engagement with and


leadership contribution to
external bodies in relation to
pedagogic practice and policy.

Engagement with pedagogic


research projects.

Well regarded pedagogic


publications and learning
materials and supporting
others to develop these.

Successful record of
publication of pedagogic
outputs demonstrating impact
and/or suitable for presentation
to relevant REF sub-panels.
Regularly presenting at
conferences, fulfilling
invitations to advise other
HEIs and external bodies and
plenary conference addresses.
Advising national and
international policy bodies in
relation to learning and
teaching.

Lecturer
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Undertaking a role within the


programme such as Year Tutor
or Departmental Disability
Advisor.

Undertaking a leadership role


such as Programme Convenor
of a substantial programme or
chair of a committee.

A mentor role or supporting


VLs.

Undertaking a mentoring role


and contributing to staff
development in relation to
learning and teaching.

Engagement in departmental
and working groups in relation to
learning and teaching.

Leading the department on a


particular strategic initiative
such as a review of personal
tutoring.

Professor
Undertaking significant
leadership roles as required
such as chairing of the
Departmental Teaching
Advisory Group, a
Departmental Quality Review
Panel or leading a
Department.
Undertaking a mentor role and
leading staff development in
relation to learning and
teaching.
Regularly leading the
University on particular
strategic initiatives such as a
review of assessment policy.

3. Enterprise (Knowledge Exchange and Income Generation) Activity.


Not all colleagues will be active in Enterprise activity upon appointment. However, given the developing role Enterprise has in the University, proactive engagement is
encouraged at all levels of seniority although it is recognised that there are fewer opportunities to engage in some academic disciplines.

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Professor

Category One: Knowledge exchange and


income generation with clear evidence of
relevant positive commercial outcomes,
e.g. repeat business. Evidenced by some or
all of the following:

FUNDING:
Attracting external funding (judged against a
relevant peer group for the subject
area/market).

Engagement in projects to
secure external income
through applications and
proposals to appropriate
funders and clients.

Engagement in training
activities that will provide a
foundation for better
proposal writing.

Regular applications and


proposals to external
funders and clients. Some
success demonstrated.
These are likely to include
partnership programmes
such as KTP.

Success in attracting
significant external funding.
These are likely to include
partnership programmes
such as KTP.

Exceptional success in
attracting external funding
and repeat business. These
are likely to include
partnership programmes
such as KTP.

Engagement in training
activities that will provide a
foundation for better
proposal writing.

Contribution to training
activities that will provide a
foundation for better proposal
writing.

Leadership in training
activities that will provide
support for proposal writing.

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Professor

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE:
Creation, exchange and transfer of intellectual
property, e.g. know how, patents and
copyright, into the wider economy, through
patenting, licensing and advisory work
(potentially in the form of institutional research,
consultancy or government partnership
programmes, e.g. KTP) with a range of partner
organisations including industry, commerce,
government, social enterprise or NGOs.

Engagement in training
activities that will help
identify commercial
potential in research and
teaching outcomes.

Engagement in training
activities that will help
identify commercial potential
in research and teaching
outcomes.

A record of transfer of
intellectual property, e.g.
patents, copyright and know
how, to the benefit of the
wider economy, through
patenting, licensing and
advisory work (potentially in
the form of institutional
consultancy).

A record of transfer of
intellectual property, e.g.
patents, copyright and know
how, to the benefit of the
wider economy, through
patenting, licensing and
advisory work (potentially in
the form of institutional
consultancy).

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE THROUGH CPD


Inception, design, development and delivery of
executive education and CPD (including
working with external clients on curriculum
design).

Evidence of working with


external clients (including
the general public), where
the opportunity arises.

Evidence of working with


external clients (including
the general public), where
the opportunity arises.

Evidence of working
proactively with external
clients (including the general
public) curriculum design for
executive education and
CPD, where the opportunity
arises.

Evidence of working with


external clients and
leadership in curriculum
design for executive
education and CPD which
generates significant income.
Evidence of ability to
generate new clients and/or
repeat business for executive
education and CPD.

PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT OF
ENTERPRISE: Project Management of
Enterprise Projects.

Effective involvement and


co-ordination of enterprise
projects when required to
ensure client satisfaction
and contractual compliance.

Effective management of
enterprise projects to ensure
client satisfaction (through
positive outcomes) and
contractual compliance.

Effective management of
enterprise projects to ensure
client satisfaction (through
positive outcomes) and
contractual compliance.

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Professor

Category Two: Development and nurturing


of effective relationships with external
clients, partners and stakeholders.
Evidenced by some or all of the following:

PROMOTING EXTERNAL LINKS:


Promoting and maintaining profitable links with
relevant external regional or national bodies
(industry/commerce, business, the professions
or the community) that are of value to the
university.

Promoting and maintaining


potentially profitable
commercial links with
relevant external regional or
national bodies.

The provision of knowledge


based services, e.g.
consultancy, advisory
relationships with other
organisations.

Highly visible involvement in


regional, national and
international enterprise
bodies, e.g. undertaking
consultancy roles which may
include membership of
advisory groups or company
Boards.
A significant involvement in
knowledge creation and
exchange in partnership with
industry/commerce, the
professions, government or
NGOs in the form of e.g.
consultancy on a national
and international basis.

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Principal Lecturer

Professor

EXTERNAL INFLUENCE AND IMPACT:


Evidence on interactions with key
stakeholders, networks and clients (including
commerce/industry, governments, NGOs,
charities and not-for-profit organisations)
including but not limited to the successful
transfer of academic results to commercial,
professional or other practical use.

Evidence of the
identification and formative
engagement with key
external organisations.

Evidence of positive
engagement with key
external organisations.

Evidence of influence upon


the formation of policies or
practice in external
organisations.

Evidence of significant
influence upon the formation
of policies or practice in
external organisations.

ACTIVE PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS:


Active involvement in relevant professional
associations.

Identification of relevant
professional associations.

Active involvement in
relevant professional
associations.

Active involvement in
relevant professional
associations.

Active involvement in
relevant professional
associations.