Academic Career and Reward Framework

Workstream 1: Academic Pathways Framework


This workstream aims to develop a framework for academic career pathways at Oxford that maximises the quality and ambition of the University’s core missions of education, research, and impact by introducing transparent processes and criteria for career progression across a range of academic roles.


Phase 1: Developing and consulting on the framework (May to December 2023)   

  • Framework for career progression that clarifies expectations for academic roles at different career stages; 
  • Outcome of consultation with key stakeholders at Oxford, to include draft guidance for applicants and review panels.  

Phase 2: Implementation of the framework (from January 2024) 

  • Schedule for implementation across Divisions and Departments/Faculties, as determined in Phase 1;
  • Finalised guidance and resources for applicants and review panels. 


Date Update
July 2023 In progress: External appointed to undertake international sector benchmarking of academic career pathways in summer 2023.
May 2023 Design principles, project timescales and milestones approved by Steering Group. 


Contact us

Enquiries relating to the Academic Pathways Framework:

Dr Tanita Casci, Director, Research Strategy & Policy Unit  

Dr Jane Pritchard, Head of Educational Development, Centre for Teaching and Learning 

General project enquiries: