Academic Promotion Round 2021 - Call for applications

Applications are formally invited by the University for academic promotion to Levels C, D and E in the 2021 round. The call for applications for promotion from Level A to Level B will be made later in the year.

If you intend to submit a promotion application in 2021, please follow the steps below to register your intention:

  • Discuss your intention with your Supervisor, and any other relevant senior Academic in a leadership position (e.g. your Centre Director or Academic Group Leader), at your earliest convenience
  • Send an email confirming your intention to apply for promotion to, by Friday 19 March 2021
  • As we are a ‘one-department faculty’, we liaise with you to confirm who will act as the ‘Head of Department’ for your promotion application (the nominated HoD will not be your supervisor).

Applicants should check the Academic Careers @ Melbourne website to ensure they are eligible and familiar with the current promotion process and have the relevant promotion process documentation. I encourage you to consider the illustrative Academic Career Benchmarks and Indicators (ACBI), which offers advice on the broad spectrum of academic activities and achievements to aid staff in framing their promotion cases.  Supplementary information regarding Academic Promotion is located on the MGSE Intranet.

For staff currently on ‘probation seeking confirmation’ also applying for promotion, these twin processes will be considered within a single meeting of the relevant MGSE promotion committee, for which you would need to submit a combined ‘Case’, which first addresses your confirmation criteria, then addresses Promotion itself. A single CV should support both confirmation and promotion.

Should you have any queries regarding the promotion process, please contact Terri Hanlon, People & Culture Consultant.

Please note applications should be submitted via AC@M online by 5pm on the published deadline (as per the 2021 promotion timetable available under AC@M webpage), incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

MGSE Annual and Triennial Academic Performance Reviews

The Academic Performance Development Review (PDR) process has started.  Academic staff are invited to complete either an Annual or Triennial Performance Reviews online via Academic Careers @ Melbourne in accordance with established processes.  

You will have approximately three months to complete the process and all Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by Friday 30 April 2021.

If you have not done so already, can you please commence discussions with your staff/supervisor. The People & Culture (P&C) team will be available if any staff or supervisors need additional assistance.

To access Academic Careers @ Melbourne
Log in to the HR Services portal.

Below is a summary of the process for the Annual and Triennial Review Performance Review:

For assistance, please see the details below,
To access Academic Careers @ Melbourne

  • Log in to the Academic Careers @ Melbourne portal
  • Click on 'HR Applications' and follow the links to the Academic Careers dashboard of your choice.

How to Guides are located under the Performance Development Framework link including:

  • How to Guide for Academics
  • How to Guide for Supervisors and Department Administrators
  • Find answers to your questions by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions

Contact HR Assist using the General Enquiry form or call +61 3 9035 4000 (option 1.1)

Triennial Performance Review (TPR) process

Triennial Advisory Panel composition

The Triennial Advisory Panel comprises of a minimum of three (3) academic staff, including the staff member’s supervisor, with gender diversity represented.

The role of the Triennial Advisory Panel

Successful  health and safety audit

MGSE has passed the health and safety audit with zero non-conformances. This means there are no major gaps in our systems that need corrective actions. Eight years ago a similar audit was conducted with the result of six non-conformances, since that audit there has also been a decline in annual WorkCover claims from seven to one. The number of health and safety incidents have also declined from 46 to 17 per year. The results from this year's audit will be passed on to WorkSafe.

Thank you to James Vassilopoulos, OHS Coordinator, Stacey Oldman, Science Lab Coordinator and Nick Archer, Arts Education Technician for their preparation for the audit and maintenance of MGSE's Health & Safety systems.

Academic Promotions briefings

Presented by Professor Janet Hergt, President of the Academic Board and member of the University Appointments and Promotions Committee, the Academic Promotions briefings provide an overview of the University promotion process and speak particularly to the development of an argued case for promotion in the context of the University's Academic Performance Framework.

There will be additional Academic Promotion Briefing Sessions specifically for female academics interested in applying for promotion. Complementing the general sessions, Professor Hergt and Professor Marilys Guillemin will present on the promotion process, specifically with a focus on women applicants.

Prospective female promotion applicants are encouraged to attend one of the women's Academic Promotion briefing sessions as well as the general University Promotion briefing session commensurate to their academic level. All briefing sessions will be held virtually and all academics considering applying for promotion in 2021 are strongly encouraged to attend. The briefings will be recorded and uploaded to the Academic Careers @ Melbourne webpage after the briefing session. For times and registration click on 'Promotion'.

Elections to advisory boards and committees

Election to UniSuper Consultative Committee

Nominations close Friday 19 March for the election of a professional staff representative to the UniSuper Consultative Committee for a four-year term of office. See more information on the Staff Hub or contact

EOI for MU Sport internal advisory board position

MU Sport is looking for a suitably qualified person to become an internal member of the board. An internal member is one who is currently employed by the University of Melbourne. For more information contact or visit the Internal Board Member page.

Purposeful Engagement Workshop

Workshops are open for staff seeking to build their confidence and skills in engaging with government, businesses, or communities. Beginning in March is a monthly series open to all staff and a three-day workshop for staff working in RIC and BDI portfolios. Other workshops available at later dates for early career academics and professional staff.

Visit the events page for more information or contact Myron Yovannidis for further queries.

Staff Development 2021

Please note there is no cost for the following courses, all courses are offered virtually, please enrol via TrainME:

Training for managers

  • Managing Conflict (2 x90 min) 15 April
    Understand the causes and effects, and how to resolve workplace conflict to build strong teams.
  • Managing with Emotional Intelligence (2 x 90 min) 26 March and 27 April
    Use emotional intelligence to positively impact teams and help maintain morale and wellbeing.
  • Manager Essentials (1x1.5hr + 2 x 1hr) 22 and 23 March
    Provides new managers with the fundamentals of managing at the University, strategies, priorities, manager role in the employee lifecycle and information to be successful.

Training for all staff

    • Working with Emotional Intelligence (2 x 90 min) 27 and 29 April
      Use emotional intelligence as a tool to increase your impact and wellbeing in the workplace.
    • Navigating Change (2 x 90min) 19, 20 April
      Develop practical strategies and understanding of the emotional and psychological transition needed to manage self through change.
    • Responding with Resilience, Hope, Optimism and Efficacy
      (2 x 1 hr) 31 March and 26 April
      Builds understanding of psychological capital, providing strategies to build resilience.
    • LGBTI+ Awareness Employee Briefings (2hr) 5 May
      Why LGBTI+ inclusion is important, gain familiarity with terminology and explore challenges often faced by LGBTI+ employees.
    • Pride in Action Ally Training (2hr) 18 March
      Explores the role allies play and how they can make a difference, how to respond to negative commentary, address questions, concerns and experiences as an ally.
    • For any enquiries contact: