Developing your career “Getting promoted”. Dr. Derek Bousfield, Head of Department of Languages, Information and Communications, MMU. Progression. There is no longer the near automatic progression there once was.
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Head of Department of Languages, Information and Communications, MMU.
There is no longer the near automatic progression there once was.
To progress from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer orLecturer A to Lecturer Byou need to demonstrate how you are meeting the next highest role descriptor.
To progress from Lecturer B to Senior Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer to Principal Lecturer(same thing, dep. on which university you work at) you need to adopt hefty; weighty *structural* administrative roles (and do it well, and consistently).
Progression to Reader or Professor is a different ball game and has a different applications structure…
You need to understand the landscape of your institution, and your career aspirations (and be prepared to be flexible in some areas, and firm in others, to make the above “meet”).
Let’s start with the most fundamental aspects of being promoted… shaping your career and mapping your skills onto the next level role descriptors.
Moving Target Problem:- The role descriptors in any university are constantly under review and reconsideration. Universities usually review these (a) in line with the changing HEI landscape, (b) the financial health and welfare of your institution, (c) with UCU consultation and discussion.