Your career

Education and Scholarship

The University of Exeter wants to support academics at each stage of their career, helping people to reach their potential and become distinguished in their chosen fields.

Academics pursuing a career in Education and Scholarship are expected to achieve professional accreditation as educators in higher education by completing LTHE or the Academic Professional Programme or through ASPIRE. The University will support your career development through setting performance goals and providing training agreed with your College.

The sections below hold information regarding the process, the criteria and the relevant forms.

Supporting your progression even with challenges of COVID-19  

We are well aware that in the past year you’ve had to work in new ways, and shift priorities, as we worked as a community to tackle the challenges brought by the pandemic. We recognise that the pandemic has had an impact on us all, with differential effects, so we want to continue to support colleagues to succeed in their careers and apply for promotion We will give credit for academic colleagues’ contribution to the University’s response to meeting student needs (and those of the wider community such as the NHS) during the pandemic - in particular for the development and implementation of Project Enhance and Project Restart.  

We will take personal circumstances into account and empower academic managers to use their judgement, as people who know their teams. Application forms now provide opportunity for colleagues to state how their plans and achievements changed as a consequence of Covid-19  Applications will continue to be considered against the relevant criteria in terms of the quality of work of applicants but allowances are made with regards to the quantity or outputs.   We’ve allowed more time in each stage of the promotions process for meaningful discussion and extra training sessions 

We will apply these principles and actions when any probation and promotion decisions are made over the next two years. Further details on adjusting for the differential impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic can be found:  https://www.exeter.ac.uk/staff/exeteracademic/probationpromotionprogression/impactc19/

Education and Scholarship job family

New appointments at Associate Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer within the Education and Scholarship job family are subject to a probationary period of twelve months. 

Effective probation is important for both career development and as a means of assessing an individual’s competence to do the job to which they are appointed. The probationary period is a positive two-way process designed to assist you to integrate into your new role, with emphasis on support and development.

Your period of probation will give you the opportunity to develop, with relevant guidance, the necessary skills to carry out the job effectively and to develop your career.

‌‌The development of your career as an Exeter Academic and further opportunities for progression should be discussed with your academic manager/Head of Department in the first instance. Advice should also be obtained from your HR Business Partner prior to making a formal submission.

Process

Criteria

Forms

Development

The development of your career as an Exeter Academic and further opportunities for progression should be discussed with your academic manager/Head of Department in the first instance. Advice should also be obtained from your HR Business Partner prior to making a formal submission. 

Process

Criteria

Forms

Development

‌‌‌The development of your career as an Exeter Academic and further opportunities for progression should be discussed with your academic manager/Head of Department in the first instance. Advice should also be obtained from your HR Business Partner prior to making a formal submission.

Process

Criteria

Forms

Development

‌The development of your career as an Exeter Academic and further opportunities for progression should be discussed with your academic manager/Head of Department in the first instance. Advice should also be obtained from your HR Business Partner prior to making a formal submission.

Process

Criteria

Forms

Development

Further Information

Additional information about Professorial Pay can be found in the Pay section of the HR website.