Professional Teaching Fellow and Senior Tutor Promotion Procedures


All academic staff members 


To set out the procedures specific to the Professional Teaching Fellow and Senior Tutor Promotion process. The Academic Promotions Policy and Procedures covers the generic procedural steps for all academic promotions at the University.

Nothing in this document shall override any collective agreement (CA) or any individual employment agreement (IEA); where there is conflict in the wording, the CA and/or IEA is to prevail.


Academic head advisor

1.    The applicant is to nominate one academic head advisor

2.    The academic head advisor must be:

  • capable of analysing the applicant’s teaching
  • able to offer rigorous, expert and impartial advice
  • not an applicant for promotion in the same round (unless other advisors are unavailable)
  • not be a member of the FSC

3.    The academic head advisor is to analyse and evaluate the applicant’s teaching and service on the basis of the application and their own observations and knowledge, and is to report to the FSC on the Academic Head Advisor Report HR form through the academic head

4.    The report is to be available to the applicant (refer to Disclosure of Reports to Applicant below)

Note – the academic head advisor must also be able to comment on research in the case of a senior tutor who has research as part of their workload


The following definitions apply to these procedures:

Academic head means heads of departments, schools and other teaching and research units at Level 3 in the University Organisational Structure 

Staff member refers to an individual employed by the University on a full time or part time basis

University means the University of Auckland and includes all subsidaries

Document management and control

Content manager: Associate Director, HR Advisory

Owner: Human Resources Director

Approved by: Vice-Chancellor

Approval date: 16 May 2018

Review date: 16 May 2021