Academic Selection Criteria

(Endorsed by VCAC August 1998)

This policy is to be used as a guide only in determining suitable criterion for the filling of positions at the various levels.  In determining suitable criterion, the UNSW Position Classification Standard for each position, set out in Schedule 4 of the UNSW (Academic Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2015, is to be consulted.

 
General
Research
Teaching
Administration
Outside Links
Equity & Diversity
OHS
(Generic wording)
Professor A distinguished record of scholarship and excellent [academic] leadership A distinguished record of research [research funding] and publication in [research field/discipline] A record of excellent achievement in teaching [courseware development] and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels A record of achievement in [academic] administration in a tertiary institution [or equivalent]* A strong record of successful interaction with [industry/business/
Relevant authorities/
Professional organisations]
Experience in implementing equity and diversity policies and programs Knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training.
Associate Professor A record of effective [academic] leadership An excellent record of research [research funding] and publication in [research field/discipline A record of excellent achievement in teaching [courseware development] and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels A record of achievement in [academic] administration in a tertiary institution [or equivalent]* A record of successful interaction with [industry/business/
Relevant authorities/
Professional organisations]
Experience in implementing equity and diversity policies and programs Knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training.
Senior
Lecturer
Capacity of academic leadership A significant record of achievement in independent research [evidenced by international/peer reviewed [or equivalent] publications and success in attracting research funding] A significant record of high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels Demonstrated achievement in [academic] administration [in a University setting or equivalent] Demonstrated capacity to interact successfully with [industry/business/
Relevant authorities/
Professional organisations]
Ability to implementing equity and diversity policies and programs Knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training.
Lecturer 
(Level B)
  Demonstrated capacity [or potential] to conduct research [evidenced by international/peer reviewed [or equivalent] publications and success in attracting research funding] A record or potential for high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels [Demonstrated accomplishment in /Capacity to make a contribution to] administration in an academic environment [Capacity/Potential] to interact with [industry/business/
relevant authorities/
professional organisations]
Understanding of equity and diversity principles Knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training.
Lecturer
(Level A)
  Potential to [participate in/conduct] research in [research filed/discipline] Potential for high quality teaching at undergraduate [and postgraduate] level[s] [Potential/Capacity] to contribute to administration in an academic environment   Understanding of equity and diversity principles Knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training.

Note 1: Words or phrases in square brackets [ ] represent alternate forms or words that may or may not be required.

Note 2: * A further statement will be required if it is expected that the appointee will at some time undertake the role of Head of School or equivalent. The additional statement could be: “The appointee may be expected to serve as Head of School for a term or terms if so requested.”