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1 Dr Emma Robinson RCUK Academic Fellow Email: Progression and Promotion: process and practicalities Supported by the BPS Integrative Pharmacology Fund (donors AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer)

2 2 Who am I?What do I currently do? RCUK Academic Fellow Promoted to Senior Research Fellow Aug 2008 Temporary Lecturer Teaching Assistant Lecturer Research Brain mechanisms and behavioural control ADHD, mood disorders and basic biology of behaviour Teaching Undergraduate science and professional courses (~100 contact hours) Organise in vivo course module Other activities Serve on British Pharmacological Society committee Public engagement in Science

3 3 Planning for progression/promotion – what did I do? Look at the University CV format How does this relate to my role and what I have achieved? Write down relevant material to include Discuss with mentor Put together draft Start early Check list: –Have I included everything? –Are my main achievements obvious to the reader? –Have the main criteria for progression been met? –What else could I do to enhance my CV?

4 4 University CV structure (1) PERSONAL INFORMATION (2) PRESENT APPOINTMENT (3) PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS (4) ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS (5) SPECIAL AWARDS, HONOURS AND DISTINCTIONS (6) TEACHING and related administration (If appropriate to the role) (7) RESEARCH and related administration (If appropriate to the role) (8) ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP (9) FUTURE PLANS

5 5 Career Summary Current Appointment 2010 - Proleptic lectureship, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol July 2005-June 2010RCUK Academic Fellow in Integrative Pharmacology (co-funded by British Pharmacological Society Integrative Pharmacology Fund) Previous appointments: Aug 2005-Sept 2006 – Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge July 1999 – presentTemporary Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, University of Bristol Oct 1998 - June 1999Teaching assistant, Department of Pharmacology, University of Bristol. Academic qualifications: Oct 1995 - Sept 1998PhD in Pharmacology (BBSRC industrial CASE award), University of Bristol and Knoll Pharmaceuticals, Nottingham. Oct 1992 - June 19951st class BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology, University of Bristol.

6 6 Teaching and related administration (i) All undergraduate and taught postgraduate units to which you have contributed in the period, noting (a) the numbers of students taught, (b) their curriculum year, (c) the level of responsibility for the content of the unit, (d) the general nature of the teaching, e.g. tutorial, lecture, seminar, practical, (e) the contact hours for the unit as a whole and the proportion which your contribution represented, (f) the teaching methods used, and (g) the assessments used. (ii) Major teaching responsibilities in previous years, with dates where possible (iii) Innovatory units or teaching methods introduced by you (iv) Contribution to Continuing Education and CPD courses (with appropriate details of the level, method and quantity involved) (v) Collaborative teaching projects with colleagues in other departments or faculties or institutions (vi) Postgraduate advising, giving the names of research students you are advising currently (indicating whether you are the single adviser or whether there are joint advisory arrangements) and the names of those whom you have successfully advised in the past. (vii) Major achievements in teaching administration, explaining the importance and significance. These might involve: * Taking responsibility for the overall direction of a course/year/unit * Overseeing open days * Taking responsibility for student admissions * Taking responsibility for examinations and links with external examiners * Establishing information and communication systems * Managing the collection, collation, interpretation and dissemination of data (e.g. student assessments of teaching, student applications or employment )

7 7 Provide a synopsis to highlight your major achievements and contributions Include CPD e.g. Course for new lecturers Keep track of all the relevant material you could include Keep student feedback, peer assessment etc Take opportunities offered that will enhance your teaching administration profile Teaching and related administration

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9 9 Research and related administration (i)Publications (ii)Forthcoming Publications (iii)Research Grants -Provide a summary of all grants submitted and outcome (iv)Indications of External Recognition -Journal reviewer -Grant reviewer -Membership of professional societies -Invited speaker (v)Future Plans (vi)Related administration -management of staff, funds, projects etc

10 10 Provide a synopsis to highlight your major achievements and contributions Aim high with publications, first/last author is key Get yourself invited to give talks Get involved with professional societies Look for ways to enhance your profile given the sub-headings within the University CV Research and Related administration

11 11 Academic leadership and Citizenship (i)Academic leadership in the discipline e.g. Invited speaker at international/national level, collaborations (ii)Academic leadership in the University e.g. Member of department teaching committee, mentor for junior teaching staff (iii)Professional activities outside the University e.g. Society membership, journal reviewer, grant reviewer (iv)Contributions to Society, Public Understanding of Science Activities (v)Entrepreneurship (vi)Good citizenship e.g. contribution to departmental activities, meeting deadlines, offering to undertake activities when needed, outreach and public engagement in science activities.

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