P27 - Introduction of an Associate Professor Scheme

Day Day 1
Session Poster presentation
Start time 18:10
Code P27

Dr Elizabeth White, Research Lead in Teacher Education, University of Hertfordshire


This poster outlines the new Associate Professorship Appointment Procedure at the University of Hertfordshire, launched in 2017 to provide a parallel career pathway to the Readership route, with the aim to open the access to a wider cross-section of staff towards a full Professorship. The criteria and process are described, along with responses to the scheme and its initial impact. The voice of some successful candidates demonstrates that this has been a significant step indicating institutional understanding of the complexities that academics face regarding the competing demands in the balance of research, teaching and academic administration.