Academic Terms and Conditions


For professorial roles the salary will be determined after consultation.

For all other academic roles the grade and full-time salary range for the role will be detailed in the advertisement and the job description and person specification document. If the post you are applying for is part-time the salary will be pro-rata to the number of hours you work.

Your starting salary will reflect your qualifications and experience. Your salary will be automatically increased each year until you have reached the normal maximum of the grade. Increases beyond this point may be available in certain cases as there is also a small ‘discretionary range’ for each grade.

University salary scales are reviewed on 1 August each year.

For further details of the University’s salary scales visit


Hours of work

Non-clinical academic staff (including Professors) are able to determine the duration of their own working time in accordance with the terms of the Working Time Regulation 1998.

The hours for Clinical academic staff (including Professors) are such as are required to carry out their duties to the satisfaction of the Medical Sciences Board.


Pension Schemes

Eligible staff may join the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Details are available on the website at 

Details for clinical staff on NHSPS pensions are available at


Probationary Period

The appointment for academic staff (excluding Professors) is subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The length of the probationary period will be set out in your contract of employment.



Non-clinical academic staff (including Professors) are entitled to a minimum of 28 days paid annual leave inclusive of all public holidays.

Clinical academic staff (including Professors) are entitled to a maximum of six weeks annual leave per year.

For part-time posts the holiday entitlement is pro-rata.

Further information can be obtained from the recruiting department.


Sick Pay

Depending on length of service, employees who are absent from work through sickness or injury may be entitled to payment at the rate of full salary, for a period, through the University’s sick pay scheme.

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Maternity and Paternity Leave Schemes

The University’s maternity and adoption leave schemes provide new mothers and adoptive parents with primary care responsibility, who meet the eligibility criteria, with up to 52 weeks leave. This is made of up to 26 weeks full paid leave, up to a further 13 weeks leave on statutory benefits, and up to 13 weeks unpaid leave.

For further details of the University Maternity scheme visit

The University also offers paternity leave to eligible new parents to support a primary carer. For further details visit