University of Technology, Sydney

Schedule: Promotion Committee — election of academic staff

This is the schedule for the election of academic staff to the Promotion Committee.

The schedule specifies the term of office, electorate, dates for nominations and ballot, Returning Officer and election rules. It also includes the nomination form that should be used to nominate as a candidate in this election, and information about Promotion Committee.

For the election of

Professors four positions (at least two must be women)
Associate Professors four positions (at least two must be women)
Senior Lecturers four positions (at least two must be women)

Term of office

Three years: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024

Electorate

Candidates Professors Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term) holding the position of 'Professor' can stand as a candidate in this election (UTS General Rules, Rule G3-22(1)(h)). Restrictions: Deans are not eligible to stand as a candidate.
Associate Professors Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term) holding the position of 'Associate Professor' can stand as a candidate in this election (UTS General Rules, Rule G3-22(1)(h)). Restrictions: Deans are not eligible to stand as a candidate.
Senior Lecturers Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term) holding the position of 'Senior Lecturer' can stand as a candidate in this election (UTS General Rules, Rule G3-22(1)(h)). Restrictions: Deans are not eligible to stand as a candidate.
Nominators and voters Only members of the 2022 Academic Board are eligible to nominate candidates and to vote.

Nominations

  • Open Tuesday 19 October 2021
  • Close Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 3pm

Nomination form

To nominate a candidate in this election use the Nomination form: Promotion Committee — election of academic staff (114kb PDF).

Ballots

  • Open Thursday 18 November 2021
  • Close Thursday 2 December 2021 at 3pm

A ballot is required if more valid nominations are received than positions vacant. Ballots will take place in UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth.

The names of candidates and candidate statements will be made available in voting before the ballot opens.

Returning Officer

University Secretary, William Paterson

Election rules

Elections (Rule G3, Part 3)

Conduct

Participants in elections (candidates, their representatives and voters) are expected to follow the same high standard of conduct and behaviour during the campaign process as is expected on campus generally. The behaviour of election candidates and their representatives should meet expected standards of conduct. See Code of Conduct for UTS Elections.

Concerns about security due to election-related conduct should be reported to UTS Security. Phone +61 2 9514 1192, or dial ‘6’ on any UTS phone.

Results

The results of these elections will be made available in results around two weeks after close of voting, following the declaration of poll by the Returning Officer (Rule G3-36(3) and (4)).

About Promotion Committee

Terms of reference The Promotion Committee considers the suitability for promotion at each level (Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor).
Number of meetings The Committee meets as and when required. The members for each Committee are selected from a pool of 12 elected academic staff.
Composition

Twelve (12) academic staff that comprise a ‘pool’ from which the promotion panel chairs select members for each panel, each year. Academic staff do not necessarily need to be members of Academic Board to be eligible for election to the pool. Deans will not be eligible to accept nomination for election by Academic Board. The pool will comprise:

  • four professors, at least two of whom to be women
  • four associate professors, at least two of whom to be women, and
  • four senior lecturers, at least two of whom to be women.
Membership term

Staff may be elected to the promotions panel pool for three years and pool members should serve on a promotion panel at least once during that time.

A vacancy in the pool exists where:

  1. any positions in the pool are not filled at the conclusion of the election process, or
  2. a member of the pool resigns or ceases to be eligible to be a pool member.


At any time, there may be one vacancy at each academic level. Where a vacancy as a result of (a) or (b) above needs to be filled, the Chair of Academic Board will appoint an appropriate candidate to fill the position following consultation with deans.

Further information

See the Academic Promotion Policy for further information about the promotion panel.

Electoral Officer
email Electoral Officer
telephone 02 9514 1235

Committee Officer
email promotion@uts.edu.au