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. Before submitting the application, the applicant consults his / her intention with the head of the department to which the given field belongs.
  2. The applicant fills in all annexes according to the MU Directive No. 7/2017.
    • In the event that the applicant has a larger publishing (and citation) activity, he/she may ask the assistant to provide a bibliometric analysis that will replace part A of Annex No. 6. The analysis is processed by the Centre for Scientometric Support and Evaluation
    • 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.
  3. The applicant sends the completed attachments by e-mail to the assistant exclusively in Word format, and also attaches the habilitation thesis, three significant publications, and in the case of an appointment procedure, letters of recommendation.
    • The assistant will check the attachments and, together with the applicant, put them in a formally correct form.
  4. Once the annexes are in order, the applicant will print them, sign them, and send scans to the assistant by e-mail.
    • Attachments must be structured in individual files: one attachment = one file.
    • Please name the forms "Surname_Annex 1" etc.
  5. Subsequently, the applicant personally delivers 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 the abbreviation "et al.") and always state the title of the article.
  • Annex No. 1 or 2:
  • Annex No. 4 a 5:
    • List all publications and citation records that are relevant to the field.
    • It is not possible to present scientific and pedagogical results that have not yet been published!
    • The bibliographic record must be in the language in which the publication was published.
    • In Annex No. 5, it is now mandatory to state the quartile according to AIS / SJR for records.
  • Annex No. 6:
    • It is possible to state self-citations (citations by the applicant himself). In that case, it is necessary to state this fact in Annex No. 6 and at the same time to record the percentage of self-citations in Annex No. 7.
    • List each citation only once. If you state the same citation for different results, and it means that the author of the citation cited several different results of yours in his one work, it is all right to state the list citation several times.
  • Annex No. 7:
    • The field Citations – international databases contains the sum of citations from the WoS and Scopus databases. Other citations are listed in the Citations – other.
    • If you have the citation analysis, enter the number taken from section 3 in the field Citation Impact – Web of Science in the Summary Metrics table in the row Without self-citations. You can choose the data from either the Web of Science or Scopus column.
    • In the Additional comments on publication activities section, it is possible to insert, for example, work-in-progress publications (which are in print or review proceedings) or anything that has not yet been mentioned in other annexes.

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 (or other) 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) which is not tightly bound.
  • 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 (similar to abstract) 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 (or other) 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 assistant 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) which is not tightly bound.

Applicants submit all materials in person to the Office for Doctoral Studies, Quality, Academic Affairs, and Internationalization to the hands of the assistant 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 after the habilitation/evaluation board (and the opponents) was appointed. However, its date has nothing to do with the work of the opponents, it can take place in parallel. The topic of the public lecture will be selected by the board from the three proposals of the applicant listed in Annex 1. 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 online mode – preferred option
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 lecture is attended by at least 3 members of the board. After the lecture is finished, the chairman fills in Annex No. 11 – Public lecture evaluation, stating in what form the lecture was realized and also the fact that it was attended by another min. 2 members of the board who agree with its evaluation. The annex is signed only by the chairman.

2) Public lecture in hybrid mode
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 providing 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. At least 3 members of the board attend the lecture in person or online. After the lecture is finished, the chairman fills in Annex No. 11 – Public lecture evaluation, stating in what form the lecture was realized and also the fact that it was attended by another min. 2 members of the board who agree with its evaluation. The annex 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
John Denis Bourke Faculty of Science Mathematics - Algebra and Theory of Numbers 2 Feb 2021
Mgr. Jiří Chaloupka, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Condensed Matter Physics 17 Dec 2020
Phuoc Tai Nguyen Faculty of Science Mathematics - Mathematical Analysis 15 Dec 2020
Dr. András Rontó Faculty of Science Mathematics - Mathematical Analysis 15 Dec 2020
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
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 10/13/2030
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. Petr Kubíček, CSc. Faculty of Science Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing 2 Dec 2020
doc. RNDr. David Honys, Ph.D. Faculty of Science Genomics and Proteomics 13 Oct 2020
doc. RNDr. 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
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 10/13/2030
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

Division head, Office for Doctoral Studies, Quality, Academic Affairs and Internationalization

Phone: +420 549 49 1406
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Bc. Jana Procházková

Assistant for Quality and Academic Affairs

Phone: +420 549 49 5106
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