Selecting Evaluators

  • Applicants

    Applicants must provide to their supervisor a list of suitable people who can undertake an independent assessment of their application.

    In selecting appropriate people to assess their application applicants should bear in mind the conflict of interest provisions outlined in the Academic Promotion Procedure.

    An applicant's recommendation must be provided to their supervisor on the appropriate Applicant Evaluator Recommendation form.

    Make sure the names you put forward meet the requirements outlined in the Academic Promotion Procedure, (clauses 32 - 40).

    Relationship with the Evaluator

    We recognise that evaluators may have had previous personal, scholarly or professional interactions with a promotion application. Accordingly, please think about the extent of the relationship with an potential evaluator and whether it may be deemed a conflict of interest.

    Here are a few examples of what could be deemed a conflict of interest: -

    • a close personal friend of the applicant, the applicant's partner or a member of their immediate or extended family
    • have business or financial interest in common with the applicant
    • have reviewed the applicant's current application for promotion and provided feedback / advice

    Within the past five years I have: -

    • been in a mentor / mentee relationship with the applicant
    • co-published or collaborated with the applicant (e.g. joint project)
    • supervised or been supervised by the applicant
    • supervised the applicant as a master or doctoral degree candidate
    • examined the applicant's master or doctoral thesis
  • Supervisors
    • should discuss with applicants their recommendations and meet the requirements outlined in the Academic Promotion Procedure, (clauses 32 - 40).
    • however make their own judgement in determining the final list of evaluators to consider an application.
    • are not required to disclose their final selection of evaluators with applicants