Appointment Transfer from Senior Tutor to Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Policy and Procedures


Staff members on the senior tutor grade at the University


The policy and procedures for transferring from senior tutor grade to lecturer/senior lecturer grade


1.    A transfer from senior tutor to lecturer/senior lecturer is an appointment process

2.    The University will consider whether a transfer is in the interests of the University

3.    The University will then consider whether a transfer is also in the interest of the staff member

4.    The University will consider whether the applicant would be appointed to a lecturer/senior lecturer position had one been advertised


5.    The application is to be submitted to the academic head

6.    The application will include evidence by way of a curriculum vitae (CV) and supporting evidence as to the achievements of the applicant, and the applicant's intentions regarding their intended research programme

7.    The academic head will provide advice to the dean, then to a sub-committee of the Faculty Staffing Committee (FSC), as to whether:

  • it is in the interests of the University to consider such a transfer
  • the applicant meets the criteria for the grade sought under the Academic Standards policies
  • the applicant would be appointed to a lecturer/senior lecturer position if one had been advertised

8.    The sub-committee of the FSC will consider the evidence and provide advice to the FSC

9.    The FSC will provide a recommendation to the dean

10.    The dean will consider the recommendation of the FSC

11.    The decision to approve or to decline the application remains a decision of the dean

12.    Normally an offer of permanent employment as a lecturer/senior lecturer will be subject to an initial term and to (further) consideration under the Continuation policies

13.    In the event that a senior tutor has been approved for continuation as a senior tutor, and subsequently is not granted continuation as a lecturer/senior lecturer, the staff member may elect to return to the senior tutor position

14.    Where the dean approves transfer to the lecturer or senior lecturer grade, the transfer will normally be to the equivalent grade and salary step

15.    The dean may negotiate alternative arrangements with the applicant if that is appropriate


The following definitions apply to these procedures:

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

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

University means the University of Auckland and includes all subsidiaries  


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Owner: Director, Human Resources

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Approved by: Vice-Chancellor

Date approved: 12 January 2015

Review date: 1 March 2018