Probation Early Career Academics
The purpose of probation is to ensure that a newly appointed member of staff has an opportunity of familiarising him or herself with the University and academic environment and provides the University with an opportunity of ensuring that the member of staff is capable of undertaking the work for which he or she has been employed.
The University recognises that a supportive and developmental probation process is vital in providing an appropriate level of support and training for new members of staff on commencement of their employment.
It is essential that the probationary period is of a realistic length, the objectives and targets set during probation must be achievable and the member of staff will not be confirmed in post if his or her performance is unsatisfactory.
The Academic Probation policy sets out the University's approach to Academic Probation, with further information below for new members of academic staff.