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 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 an annual basis.


Professor Mark Considine, Provost – (Chair)
Professor Richard James, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Undergraduate)
Professor Nilss Olekalns, President, Academic Board
Professor James McCluskey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Chancellery
Professor Janet Hergt, Vice-President of the Academic Board, Faculty of Science
Professor Jenny Morgan, Melbourne Law School
Professor Lesley Head, Faculty of Science
Professor Deli Chen, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Professor Mark Cook, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
Professor Sandra Kentish, Melbourne School of Engineering
Professor Lesley Farrell, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Professor Gillian Wigglesworth, Faculty of Arts

Executive Officer:
Ms Marian Nicolopoulos, Finance and Employee Services

In attendance:
Ms Whitney King, Business Services

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 2020

Meeting Date Papers required by (forward to

Tuesday 25 February

Tuesday 11 February

Tuesday 17 March

Tuesday 3 March

Tuesday 21 April

Tuesday 7 April

Tuesday 19 May

Tuesday 5 May

Tuesday 16 June

Tuesday 2 June

Tuesday 21 July

Tuesday 7 July

Tuesday 18 August

Tuesday 4 August

Tuesday 15 September

Tuesday 1 September

Tuesday 13 October

Tuesday 29 September

Tuesday 10 November (Level E promotions)

Tuesday 20 October (Level E promotions)

Tuesday 17 November (Level E promotions & General UAPC cases)

Tuesday 20 October (Level E promotions)
Tuesday 3 November (General UAPC cases)

Tuesday 24 November (Level E promotions)

Tuesday 20 October (Level E promotions)

Tuesday 15 December

Tuesday 1 December

Melbourne Enterprise Professors and Fellows

Melbourne Enterprise Professor and Fellow appointments facilitate and recognise industry leaders and experts at the University.

There are four Melbourne Enterprise appointment types:

  • 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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