Habilitation and Appointment Procedure

Basic information

APPROXIMATE REQUIREMENT CRITERIA FOR THE PROCEDURES

APPLICANTS FOR INITIATION OF THE PROCEDURE DEMOSTRATE:
    • Pedagogical experience with leading semester-long courses
    • Experience with supervising bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students
    • International experience and impact independence in securing and implementation one's research activities
    • Overall publishing performance, high-quality scientific output, and international response
    • Major contribution to scientific publications

Meeting the field-specific indicators may not be interpreted as claimable. The habilitation or evaluation board always individually assesses the comprehensive profile of the applicant. Higher values in individual indicators than those specified in the indicative table may be required depending on the particular sub-field. The board also individually assesses situations when the applicant displays lower values in certain indicators, which are, however, balanced out by a better profile in other parameters.

Before preparation of the procedure initiation proposal, a consultation with the Vice-Dean for Research and Development is recommended.


EXPECTED PEDAGOGICAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Habilitation

  • > 5 years of active pedagogical practice at higher education institutions
  • Teaching a semester-long course (at least a seminar, tutorial, etc.)
  • Independent grant activity with the potential to obtain extramural research funding
  • Supervision of successfully defended bachelor’s and master’s theses (the expected numbers vary by field and are assessed by the habilitation board)
  • Significant international experience, usually an international postdoctoral stay

Procedure to attain professorship

  • Usually 10 years of active pedagogical practice at higher education institutions
  • Guaranteeing and leading a lecture or other important semester-long course
  • Supervision of doctoral students and successfully defended doctoral theses (the expected numbers vary by field and are assessed by the evaluation board)
  • Leading a research or grant group, independent grant activity
  • Significant and independent international experience

EXPECTED FIELD-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Table – indicative requirements (first number – habilitation / second number – professorship appointment). Please note that higher indicators may be expected at individual sub-areas.

 

High-quality research outcomes with a major contribution of the applicant – i.e. typically main or corresponding author*

Original publications (regular article) at WOS

International peer-review publications (in total)

Citations (without self-citations) at WOS**

Geography, Geology, Anthropology

2 / 6

6 / 15

20 / 40

15 / 30

Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Life Sciences, Environmental Health Science

5 / 20

15 / 40

n/a

100 / 200

Mathematics

2 / 6

6 / 15

15 / 30

10 / 30

Physics

5 / 10

15 / 40

n/a

60 / 200

*original publications in journals above the median of the field according to WOS, monographs

**other citations may exceptionally be accepted for specific sub-areas

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

  1. The applicant fills in all annexes according to MU Directive No. 7/2017.
    • In the event that the applicant has a larger publishing (and citation) activity, he/she may ask the department clerk to provide a bibliometric analysis, which will replace part A of Annex No. 6. The analysis is processed by the Research & Development Office of the MU Rector's Office.
    • Please do not modify the attachment forms in any way when filling them out. If you have nothing to fill in, leave the box blank.
  2. The applicant sends the completed attachments by e-mail to the department clerk exclusively in Word format.
    • The clerk will check the attachments and, together with the candidate, put them in a formally correct form.
  3. Once the annexes are in order, the applicant will print them in color, sign them with a blue pen, and send scans to the clerk by e-mail.
    • Attachments must be structured in individual files: one attachment = one file.
    • Please name the forms "Surname_Annex_1" etc.
  4. Subsequently, the applicant will personally deliver all the documents listed below to the department.

ANNEXES TO FILL OUT


WHAT TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHEN FILLING OUT THE ANNEXES:
  • Fill in all annexes exclusively in English.
  • Sort records (employment, study, publications) chronologically from newest to oldest.
  • Each entry (publication, article) must always be listed only once – if it falls into more than one category or annex, select only one.
  • List all authors in bibliographic records (do not use abbreviations such as "et al.").
  • Annexes:
    • No. 1 or 2: Do not forget to fill in the field of appointment (Field in which the appointment is being sought).
    • No. 4 a 5: List all publications and citation records that are relevant to the field of appointment.
    • No. 7: If you have the bibliometric analysis available, do not forget to adjust the number of citations in the table Citations responses to scholarly and artistic works - citations listed in Annex No. 6.
      • From the citation analysis, take the number of citations Without self-citations given in the Summary Metrics table in section 3. Citation Impact - Web of Science.
      • You can choose the data from either the Web of Science or Scopus column (only one of them needs to be selected).

THE APPLICANT WILL BRING TO THE DEPARTMENT:

1) In the case of the habilitation procedure

  • Originals of all annexes + certified copies of materials documenting the completion of higher education and obtained academic degrees in ring binding
    • Materials documenting the completion of higher education and obtained academic degrees mean: university diploma and relevant annexes (final state examination certificate, diploma supplement, etc.).
    • A certified copy may constitute either a notarized copy or a copy certified by a registry office or a statement issued by an authorized employee of the Dean's Office, attesting to the fact that the copy corresponds to the original document and confirmed by his/her signature and stamp.
    • Therefore, if you do not have certified copies of the diplomas, just include a copy in the file and bring the original diplomas with you to the department – the clerk will compare the copies to the originals, which will then be stamped and signed.
  • One copy of the entire file (annexes + evidence of education).
  • Copies of the three publications considered by the applicant to be the most significant.
  • Two copies of the habilitation thesis.
    • ATTENTION! There are several types of habilitation thesis. Article 6 of Directive No 7 sets out the requirements for each type of thesis. We list the essentials of the most common type of thesis:

Habilitation thesis type B contains the so-called commentary:

  • The commentary should briefly introduce what the applicant dealt with in the habilitation thesis, what are its main goals and results, what methods the applicant used, etc.
  • It is very important for the individual studies that are part of the habilitation thesis to state the quantitative and content authorial share of the applicant. It is possible to look at one of the applicant's commentaries published on the page of his qualification procedure.
  • It is in English and can be brief (approx. 1–2 pages).

2) In the case of the appointment procedure

  • Originals of all annexes + certified copies of materials documenting the completion of higher education and obtained academic degrees + letters of recommendation in ring binding.
    • Materials documenting the completion of higher education and obtained academic degrees mean: university diploma and relevant annexes (final state examination certificate, diploma supplement, etc.).
    • A certified copy may constitute either a notarized copy or a copy certified by a registry office or a statement issued by an authorized employee of the Dean's Office, attesting to the fact that the copy corresponds to the original document and confirmed by his/her signature and stamp.
    • Therefore, if you do not have certified copies of the diplomas, just include a copy in the file and bring the original diplomas with you to the department – the clerk will compare the copies to the originals, which will then be stamped and signed.
    • Letters of recommendation mean two letters from professors in identical or similar fields. In case these letters are written in a language other than English, the applicant shall also provide a notarized translation into English.
  • One copy of the entire file (annexes + evidence of education + letters of recommendation).

Applicants submit all processed materials in person to the Office for Doctoral Studies, Quality, Academic Affairs, and Internationalization to the hands of the clerk Bc. Jana Procházková.



IF THE APPLICANT HAS COMPLETED A DOCTORAL DEGREE ABROAD:
  • It is necessary to nostrify (recognize) this education at the Research & Development Office of the MU Rector's Office.
  • Recognition of education obtained in countries with bilateral agreements (Hungary, Germany, Poland, and Slovenia) has its own conditions.
  • All information on how to nostrify your foreign education can be found here.
  • Please attach the certificate of recognition of equivalent foreign education to the copies of diplomas in both files (original and copy). Then bring the original of this document with you to the department, against which the copies in the files will be compared and certified.
UPDATING THE ANNEXES:

The applicant may update documents in accordance with subsection 2 (with the exception of public lecture proposals) at any time during the procedure, but always in such a manner so that such documents are made available to all other parties participating in the procedure (i.e. habilitation board and scientific board members) no later than 5 workdays prior to their evaluation. Each updated document must include the current date and the applicant's signature; an electronic version, i.e. scan of the signed document must also be submitted.

INFORMATION ON THE PROCESS OF THE PROCEDURES

Public lecture

The public lecture takes place when the habilitation/evaluation board (and opponents) has been appointed. The topic of the public lecture will be selected by the board from the original three proposals of the applicant. All communication regarding this event is agreed upon between the applicant and the chairman of the board. Information about the lecture is usually published on the institute's website so that interested members of the public can attend. The lecture must be attended by at least 3 members of the board so that it can be evaluated in writing. It is always necessary to create an attendance list of all present listeners from the event.

ONLINE PUBLIC LECTURES

At this time, when the possibility of full-time participation of a larger number of participants in public lectures is limited, we recommend proceeding as follows:

1) Public lecture in hybrid mode - preferred option
The lecture is attended by a maximum of 10 people (including the candidate) in a sufficiently large room, and at the same time, an online transmission via MS Teams, Zoom, or another tool is provided. The link to the online public lecture is usually published by the chairman of the board on the institute's website, further at its discretion. The applicant does not have to wear a face mask during the presentation, the others in the room do have to wear it.

The formal requirements include the provision of an attendance list with the signatures of the people physically present in the room, and a second attendance list, which is a list of people connected online. The attendance list from MS Teams is generated by the lecture organizer by clicking on Show participants and then Download the attendance list. At least 3 members of the board (including the chairman) attend the lecture in person or online.

After the lecture is finished, the chairman fills in Annex No. 12 – Public Lecture Evaluation, stating who else (min. 2 members) of the board have attended the lecture and agree with its evaluation. The form is signed only by the chairman.

2) Public lecture in online mode
The lecture takes place online via MS Teams, Zoom or another tool. The link to the online public lecture is usually published by the chairman on the institute's website, further at its discretion.

Formalities include providing an attendance list, which is a list of people connected online. The attendance list from MS Teams is generated by the lecture organizer by clicking on Show participants and then Download the attendance list. The lecture is attended by at least 3 members of the board (including the chairman).

After the lecture is finished, the chairman fills in Annex No. 12 – Public Lecture Evaluation, stating who else (another min. 2 members) of the board have attended the lecture and agree with its evaluation. The form is signed only by the chairman.


Scientific Board of the Faculty of Science
  • Once all the necessary steps have been taken in the given procedure, it is possible to forward the application to the Scientific Board of the faculty. The meeting shall be attended by the applicant, members of the Scientific Board, the Chairman of the Board, and eventually the public (guests).
  • The procedure is initiated by the chairman, who briefly introduces the candidate and provides summary information on the board's vote.
  • This is followed by a lecture provided by the applicant, which lasts 15 minutes and during which the applicant should prove his scientific and pedagogical competence in the field.
  • After the lecture, in the case of the habilitation procedure, the chairman comments on the opponents' opinions and selects 2 questions from their reviews, to which the applicant responds.
  • Following is a discussion in which the members of the Scientific Board ask questions to the applicant.
  • After a public debate, there is a non-public discussion (between SB members) which ends with a secret ballot.
  • The Dean announces the result of the vote to the applicant – the proposal is either forwarded, or the procedure is terminated.
Habilitation procedure
Name MU Faculty field of study Started
RNDr. Martina Pavlačková, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Mathematics - Mathematical Analysis 27 Jul 2020
Ernst Paunzen, Dr. rer. nat. Faculty of Science Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics 27 Jul 2020
Mgr. Tomáš Vaculovič, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Analytical Chemistry 26 May 2020
Yaroslav Bazaykin Faculty of Science Mathematics - Geometry 6 Jan 2020
RNDr. Martin Falk, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Genomics and Proteomics 4 Nov 2019
RNDr. Pavel Švec, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Microbiology 7 Oct 2019
Mgr. Vojtěch Žádník, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Mathematics - Geometry 26 Sep 2019
Mgr. Pavel Plevka, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Biomolecular Chemistry 23 Sep 2019
RNDr. Milan Číž, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Animal Physiology 23 Sep 2019
doc. RNDr. Miroslav Němec, CSc. Faculty of Science Microbiology 30 May 1995
Habilitation procedure – fields of study
field of study MU Faculty Accreditation expiry date
Analytical Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Animal Physiology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Anthropology Faculty of Science 10/9/2030
Biochemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Biomolecular Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Botany Faculty of Science 5/3/2028
Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing Faculty of Science 10/15/2029
Condensed Matter Physics Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Ecology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Ecotoxicology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Environmental Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Genomics and Proteomics Faculty of Science 9/1/2030
Geology Faculty of Science 5/3/2028
Inorganic Chemistry Faculty of Science 10/15/2029
Mathematics - Algebra and Theory of Numbers Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Mathematics - Geometry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Mathematics - Mathematical Analysis Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Microbiology Faculty of Science 9/17/2029
Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Organic Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Physical Geography Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Physical Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Physics of Plasma Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Plant Physiology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Social geography and regional development Faculty of Science 1/7/2030
Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics Faculty of Science 11/27/2029
Zoology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Appointment procedure
Name MU Faculty field of study Started
doc. RNDr. David Honys, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Genomics and Proteomics 1 Oct 2020
doc. Mgr. Miroslav Vosátka, CSc. Faculty of Science Plant Physiology 1 Jun 2020
doc. Mgr. Richard Štefl, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Biomolecular Chemistry 4 Nov 2019
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Josef Bryja, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Zoology 7 Oct 2019
doc. RNDr. Martin Reichard, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Zoology 23 Sep 2019
doc. Mgr. Pavel Řehák, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Mathematics - Mathematical Analysis 9 Sep 2019
doc. RNDr. Petr Bureš, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Botany 13 May 2019
doc. Mgr. Marek Petřivalský, Dr. Faculty of Science Biochemistry 25 Feb 2019
doc. RNDr. Jan Paseka, CSc. Faculty of Science Mathematics - Algebra and Theory of Numbers 29 Oct 2018
Appointment procedure – fields of study
field of study MU Faculty Accreditation expiry date
Analytical Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Animal Physiology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Anthropology Faculty of Science 10/9/2030
Biochemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Biomolecular Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Botany Faculty of Science 5/3/2028
Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing Faculty of Science 10/15/2029
Condensed Matter Physics Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Ecology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Ecotoxicology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Environmental Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Genomics and Proteomics Faculty of Science 9/1/2030
Geology Faculty of Science 5/3/2028
Inorganic Chemistry Faculty of Science 10/15/2029
Mathematics - Algebra and Theory of Numbers Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Mathematics - Geometry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Mathematics - Mathematical Analysis Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Microbiology Faculty of Science 9/17/2029
Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Organic Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Physical Geography Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Physical Chemistry Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Physics of Plasma Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Plant Physiology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023
Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics Faculty of Science 11/27/2029
Zoology Faculty of Science 11/30/2023

Ing. Lucie Janíčková

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