Academic Career and Reward Framework

Workstream 4: Academic Contracts and Policy


This workstream aims to update policy regarding academic staff, update contract templates and develop new ones as required. Particular areas for consideration include the Initial Period of Office for Associate Professors and the possibility of a new Assistant Professor grade.


  • Updated policy; and
  • Revised and new contract templates as required



Date Update
February 2024
  • Initial implications for academic contracts and policy considered in relation to v2 of the draft Academic Pathways Framework. 

  • Further work on this workstream to be carried out as other parts of the project progress in 2024.


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Workstream lead for Academic Contracts and Policy:

Ruth Kinahan, HR Policy Manager