Rector's Directive No. 35/2019

Recommended assessment criteria for granting associate professorship and for the appointment of full professorship and the minimum requirements for the content of the justification to be drawn up by the associate professorship committee and by the committee in the full professorship appointment procedure, including determination of the essential elements of Charles University documents to be submitted

Article 1

Based on Articles 5, 15, and 19 of the Code of Procedure for the Granting of Associate Professorship and Full Professorship of Charles University, this measure sets out:

  a. 

recommended assessment criteria for the procedure of granting associate professorship and full professorship (“the Recommended Criteria”), and

  b. 

minimum requirements for the content of the justification to be drawn up by the associate professorship committee and by the committee in the full professorship appointment procedure, as well as the essential elements of documents to be submitted, which specify the assessment of scholarly and/or artistic qualifications and the teaching competence of a candidate.

Article 2

  1. The Recommended Criteria serve as grounds for the actions taken by associate professorship committees (the procedure for the granting of associate professorship – “habilitation procedure”), and the committees in the full professorship appointment procedures.

  2. The task of the committees is to assess the data submitted by a candidate at the time the procedure was commenced, as well as the candidate’s particular professional and pedagogical activities. In addition thereto, in its report, the associate professorship committee must inform about the originality check of the habilitation thesis and evaluation of this procedure. In addition thereto, in its report, the committee in the full professorship appointment procedure must specifically mention the acts and other reasons for which the candidate may be regarded as an internationally acclaimed researcher.

Article 3

The Recommended Criteria are set out in Parts 1.1 – 1.4 of the attachment hereto, whereas:

  a. 

Part 1.1. of the attachment hereto sets out the generally applicable assessment criteria;

  b. 

Part 1.2. of the attachment thereto sets out the Recommended Criteria for humanities, social sciences, and artistic-creative branches;

  c. 

Part 1.3. of the attachment hereto sets out the Recommended Criteria for branches in natural sciences; and

  d. 

Part 1.4. of the attachment hereto sets out the Recommended Criteria for branches in medicine.

Article 4

The minimum requirements for the content of the justification drawn up by an associate professorship committee and by a committee in the full professorship appointment procedure, as well as the essential elements of documents to be submitted, which specify the assessment of the candidate’s scholarly and/or artistic qualifications, and his/her teaching competence, are set out in Parts 2.1. – 2.6. of the attachment hereto, whereas:

  a. 

Part 2.1. of the attachment hereto sets out the minimum requirements for the justification of the opinion of the associate professorship committee;

  b. 

Part 2.2. of the attachment hereto sets out the requirements for data about a candidate in the habilitation procedure;

  c. 

Part 2.3. of the attachment hereto sets out the requirements for attachments to the documents submitted to the Rector’s Office of Charles University in connection with the habilitation procedures;

  d. 

Part 2.4. of the attachment hereto sets out the minimum requirements for the justification of the opinion of the committee in the full professorship appointment procedure;

  e. 

Part 2.5. of the attachment hereto sets out the requirements for data about a candidate of full professorship; and

  f. 

Part 2.6. of the attachment hereto sets out the requirements for attachments to the documents to be submitted to the Rector’s Office of Charles University in connection with the procedure for the appointment of full professorship.

Article 5

  1. The forms in Parts 2.1, 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5 are bilingual. In case of divergence, the Czech version shall prevails.

  2. This directive comes into effect on 1 October 2019.

  3. The Rector’s Directives No. 9/2014, No. 17/2014 and No. 26/2017 are hereby repealed.




Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA, m.p.





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