Academic Qualifications

Instructions for Applicants for Associate Professorships

An Associate Professor is an internationally accomplished researcher, has successful teaching experience and an active approach to service to the academic community.

Research: The applicant will have her/his own clearly defined research programme and international accomplishments proven in a way standard for her/his research field, supported by letters written by distinguished experts in the area. Depending on the area in question, quantitative metrics used will include (co-)authorship of original publications, adequately cited and published in international IF-journals or proceedings of renowned conferences; important contributions to the creation of reviewed artifacts1); invited talks at international conferences, etc. Authorship of survey or review papers and chapters in research books and monographs is also appreciated. The applicant will have submitted project applications to major national and international grant agencies and will have been a grant recipient at least at a national level.

Teaching: The applicant will have experience in teaching university courses, receiving for them good student evaluations, and in supervising undergraduate theses. Experience in the supervision of graduates is appreciated.

Service: The applicant is expected to have served the international research community, e.g., as a reviewer for journals, conferences, and grant agencies, as a (co-)organizer of conferences and workshops, and as an active member of professional organizations. She/he will actively participate in committees and the administrative and service activities of her/his Department.

In compliance with Act no. 111/1998 Sb. on higher education institutions, the appointment procedure (habilitation) for Associate Professorships (the degree “docent”, abbreviated to “doc.”) verifies the applicant’s scholarly or artistic qualities, primarily based on the defence of a major scholarly or artistic work submitted by the applicant (the habilitation thesis) plus other scholarly or artistic work previously produced or published by the applicant, in addition to the applicant’s pedagogical competence, based on the evaluation of a lecture and previous teaching activities.

 

In compliance with Act no. 111/1998 Sb. on higher education institutions, the appointment procedure for Full Professorships (the degree “profesor”, abbreviated to “prof.”) verifies the applicant’s pedagogical and scholarly or artistic qualities. Applicants for Full Professorships are important and respected figures in their respective fields.

 

Appointments to Associate Professorships and Full Professorships (“docent” and “profesor”) at Charles University are carried out in fields of study with the necessary accreditation in compliance with Act no. 111/1998 Sb. on higher education institutions.

 

Regulations

Code of Procedure to Grant Associate Professorship and Full Professorship

Consolidated Rector's Directive No. 9/2014, as amended by Rector's Directives No. 17/2014 and No. 26/2017 till 01.10.2019

Rector's Directive No. 35/2019 after 01.10.2019

The Higher Education Act and Government Regulation on standards for accreditation in higher education


Instructions for Applicants for Full Professorships

A Full Professor is an internationally recognized personality, both for her/his research and for educational activities.

Research: The applicant has a distinguished research programme with international recognition supported by letters written by distinguished experts in her/his research field. She/he has become a key and influential personality of the relevant Department. She/he has authored a number of highly cited publications relevant to her/his research programme. She/he has been recognized by the research community, for example by being an invited or plenary speaker and member of programme and steering committees at renowned international conferences. The distinguished position of the applicant will also be documented by authoring invited surveys, reviews, books or monographs. The applicant takes part in important national and international projects.

Teaching: The applicant has a leadership position in teaching and guarantees the quality of the education programmes in her/his research field, which she/he has created and/or substantially modified, effectively establishing a new “school of research.” His/her former undergraduate and graduate students are expected to be successful both inside and outside academia.

Service: The applicant assumes important roles in serving the international academic community (such as being an editor of a research journal, or as an organizer or other key role at important conferences). She/he plays an essential part in committees and the administrative and service activities of her/his Department and fulfils the role of mentor to her/his younger colleagues.

In compliance with Act no. 111/1998 Sb. on higher education institutions, the appointment procedure (habilitation) for Associate Professorships (the degree “docent”, abbreviated to “doc.”) verifies the applicant’s scholarly or artistic qualities, primarily based on the defence of a major scholarly or artistic work submitted by the applicant (the habilitation thesis) plus other scholarly or artistic work previously produced or published by the applicant, in addition to the applicant’s pedagogical competence, based on the evaluation of a lecture and previous teaching activities.

 

In compliance with Act no. 111/1998 Sb. on higher education institutions, the appointment procedure for Full Professorships (the degree “profesor”, abbreviated to “prof.”) verifies the applicant’s pedagogical and scholarly or artistic qualities. Applicants for Full Professorships are important and respected figures in their respective fields.

 

Appointments to Associate Professorships and Full Professorships (“docent” and “profesor”) at Charles University are carried out in fields of study with the necessary accreditation in compliance with Act no. 111/1998 Sb. on higher education institutions.

 

Regulations

Code of Procedure to Grant Associate Professorship and Full Professorship

Consolidated Rector's Directive No. 9/2014, as amended by Rector's Directives No. 17/2014 and No. 26/2017 till 01.10.2019

Rector's Directive No. 35/2019 after 01.10.2019

The Higher Education Act and Government Regulation on standards for accreditation in higher education

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