The University Appointments and Promotions Committee (UAPC) provides advice to the Provost in relation to academic positions, appointments, confirmations and promotions, as required by the Human Resources Delegations in the Vice-Chancellor's Delegations Manual.

Terms of Reference

The committee’s terms of reference are outlined in the Academic Appointment, Performance and Promotion Policy. In accordance with this policy, UAPC also:

  • Recommends to the Provost an outcome regarding a decision to appoint without advertising and appointing by invitation (fixed-term and continuing Level E);
  • Reports successful Level E appointments and promotions to the Academic Board; and
  • Receives reports (for information) on appointments through recruitment processes for honorary/adjunct Level E appointments of full professors:
    • at a Group of Eight, Universitas 21, Asia Pacific Rim Universities, China 9 group institution; or
    • at an institution ranked, in the last three years, in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) top 100 institutions; or
    • who are recognised as a Level E equivalent by the NH&MRC or ARC; or
    • who are members of the following learned academies: Australian Academy of the Humanities, Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. The Royal Society, The British Academic, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Decisions made by the Provost, on the advice of UAPC, are reported to Council on a quarterly basis.


Professor Margaret Sheil, Provost (Chair)
Professor James McCluskey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Richard James, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Joint Deputy Chair)
Professor Rachel Webster, President, Academic Board (Joint Deputy Chair)
Professor Nilss Olekalns, Vice-President, Academic Board
Professor Jenny Morgan
Professor Helen Sullivan
Professor Pip Nicholson
Professor Mark Cook
Professor Jon Cattapan

Executive Officer:
Ms Dawn Quintal, Finance and Employee Services

In attendance:
Dr Simon Purtell, Chancellery (Academic & International)

UAPC nominees are selected and invited by the Provost, on the advice of UAPC, to serve as members of FAPCs.

DownloadUAPC Nominees Role on FAPC(PDF )


For queries about UAPC, please contact


Meeting Dates 2016

Tuesday 16 February
Tuesday 15 March
Tuesday 19 April
Tuesday 17 May
Tuesday 21 June
Tuesday 19 July
Tuesday 16 August
Tuesday 20 September
Tuesday 4 October
Tuesday 11 October
Tuesday 18 October
Tuesday 15 November
Tuesday 20 December

Melbourne Enterprise Professors and Fellows

In 2015, the University introduced the following appointment titles to facilitate and recognise the appointment of industry leaders and experts at the University:

  • Melbourne Enterprise Professor (Level E);
  • Honorary Melbourne Enterprise Professor (Level E);
  • Melbourne Enterprise Fellow (Levels C or D); and
  • Honorary Melbourne Enterprise Fellow (Levels C or D)

Enterprise appointments are highly selective to ensure appointees bring distinctive knowledge and skills that would be otherwise unavailable to the institution. Professorial-level Enterprise appointments are highly distinguished positions.

Download (staff only)Melbourne Enterprise Professor and Fellows Guidelines 2016(PDF 182.2 KB)

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