Instructions for Applicants to initiate the Granting procedure of Associate Professorship
1) Basic information
The Granting procedure (Habilitation) is regulated by Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions, Code of Procedure for the Granting of Associate Professorship and Full Professorship of Charles University and Rules For The Granting Of Associate Professorship And Full Professorship At The Faculty and Rector's Directive N. 20/2023.
3) Profile of Associate Professor at the MFF UK in the field of science, teaching and service to the academic community
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 proposals 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.
4) Recommended aspects of evaluation for the Associate and Full Professorship procedures at Charles University.
To obtain the title of Associate Professor (docent in Czech) in certain fields, the faculty will recommend applicants who meet the Recommended Aspects of evaluation for the Associate and Full Professorship procedures at Charles University.
5) List of required documents for initiating the procedures for the granting of Associate Professorship (Habilitation procedures)
It is recommended to submit required documents, in English, due to the participation of foreign experts in the commission. All paperwork for submission must be printed out, signatures will need to be handwritten with the current date (except for diplomas and habilitation thesis).
- A consent for Charles University to process personal data
- An application
- The application must include full name of an accredited field (e.g. Physics – Didactics of Physics) for the granting procedure of Associate Professorship (Habilitation), a list of accredited fields is available here
copies of diplomas for the completion of Master’s and PhD education/ Doctorate
degree in the same field of study as the Habilitation (ideally in form
- Notarial certification
- Academic CV
- Includes the Title of the diploma, rigorosum and dissertation thesis and names of thesis supervisors
- Includes the roles in grants (principal investigator, co-investigator, member of the research team)
- Includes participation in invited lectures, plenary lectures, etc.
- Includes the title of the Habilitation dissertation and the year of obtaining the title „doc.“
- Includes the ORCID number
- Proof of work experience (for the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University employees, this statement is issued by faculty personnel department)
- Include a brief statement on teaching contribution to the development of the field, innovations in teaching and perceptions/views of applicant’s further work in the given field
- Complete transcript of
pedagogical activities for last five years – signed (indicate only carried out
- Includes a list of currently supervised students in Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD study programs and the year of their enrollment
- Includes a list of students in Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD study programs led by the applicant and the academic year in which these students graduated
- The candidate's annotated selection of the five most important works and their contribution to the field
- List of publications with impact factor for
periodicals where it exists – signed
- Applicants are asked to follow the order of publications according to the list
- For the accredited fields “Didactics and History of Mathematics and Computer Science” and “Physics – Didactics of Physics”, applicants follow the recommended aspects and requirements for applicants regulated by the Dean’s Directive no. 2/2020
- Citation index of the applicant’s work
listed in WOS, SCOPUS databases, or other verifiable citations
- The applicant will provide annotated selection at least 5 of his/hers best publications and a list of citations for each of them. The minimum amount is 20 citations for the field of Physics, a minimum 15 citations for Computer Science and Mathematics
- For the accredited fields “Didactics and History of Mathematics and Computer Science” and “Physics – Didactics of Physics”, applicants follow the recommended aspects and requirements regulated by Dean’s Directive no. 2/2020
- Copies of relevant WOS
- The list is created on the Web of Science website, via Create Citation Report. The applicant will provide a complete version of the list with a line graph
- Materials for
- International experiences - An overview of stays abroad longer than 1 month in total. May include study abroad or internships with the dates and duration of stay, participation in conferences is not to be included.
- If applicant has not completed any international stays, state that in place of international experience.
- Training/Supervision of scientific workers (postdoc etc.)
- Grant and research tasks and results - Include a list of significant grants and briefly describe results.
- 1x electronically
- If the Habilitation dissertation is a written work or a monography, it should also be submitted
- If the Habilitation dissertation is a collection of published
scientific papers accompanied by a commentary, this is also an acceptable
- One complete electronic version of the Habilitation dissertation, including a list of published scientific papers with full bibliographic data including DOI
- One abbreviated electronic version of the Habilitation dissertation without the published scientific papers, but with a list of published scientific papers with full bibliographic data and DOI
- 1 bound copy
- 1x electronically
All applicants are asked to examine point 6 below. “Process related to the procedures for the granting of Associate Professorship”, including the link.
The documents, together with the assessment of compliance with the criteria, will be checked by a designated Vice-Dean.
In the decision-making process, the Scientific Board has at least one copy of each document that was used by the Commission.
The applicant has the right to submit to the Scientific Board any additional documents in printed form at the Habilitation lecture if they are relevant for the comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s personality and his/her work.
Since 5th October 2017, the granting procedure of Associate Professorship at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University have been conducted with the support of the CHRES application.