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Habilitation Requirements

The habilitation is the university's assessment of teaching and presentation skills, as well as academic performance. The title of habilitated doctor can be obtained as a result of the habilitation procedure conducted on the basis of an application in the discipline corresponding to the applicant's doctoral degree. In a discipline other than the discipline of the applicant's doctoral degree, the initiation of the habilitation procedure can be requested if the applicant's activities since obtaining the academic degree justify it.

Requirements imposed on the applicant

  • has held a doctorate (PhD) degree for at least 5 years and is engaged in high-level, independent scientific creative activity;
  • performed teaching duties in a domestic or foreign higher education institution for at least 8 semesters;
  • has a broad overview and up-to-date scientific knowledge in the field of the studied discipline;
  • he can put his knowledge into a clear, learnable, logical system, i.e. he has the ability to create curriculum;
  • he can convey his systematic knowledge orally (in a lecture) and in writing (notes, textbook), i.e. he has knowledge transfer skills;
  • is able to convey his knowledge in at least one foreign language (English, German, French or Russian) in addition to his mother tongue. Upon request, based on the reasons arising from the nature of the field, the EDHT may deviate from these foreign languages, in consultation with the doctoral council of the relevant discipline;
  • actively participates in domestic and international academic professional life;
  • fulfills the requirements set out in the annex;
  • has a criminal record.

The fee for the habilitation procedure

A fee must be paid for the habilitation procedure, the amount of which is the same as the minimum wage valid at the time of application. If both the class presentation and the academic presentation (colloquium) take place in a foreign language, the processing fee is 2 times the minimum wage valid at the time of submitting the application.

Initiation, parts and evaluation of the habilitation procedure

(1) The application for the initiation of the habilitation procedure must be submitted in 5 copies and its annexes in 1 copy to the president of the EDHT. The formally inappropriate, or an incompletely submitted application must be returned to the applicant for filling in the gaps, who can withdraw the application or resubmit it at any time with the requested filling in of the gaps. The habilitation procedure is considered to have been initiated if, in possession of the formally appropriate and content-complete application, the EDHT has decided on the personnel composition of the expert committee of the procedure after requesting the proposal of the doctoral school competent in the field of study.

(2) The application can be submitted in any of the teaching languages of the university.

(3) In the habilitation application, the field of study and the discipline within it must be indicated in which the applicant requests the habilitation procedure to be conducted.

(4) Anyone who proves their activity as a university-level instructor, their ability to create curriculum, and the expected level of their scientific activity, meets the additional conditions, and proves all this creditably can request the initiation of a habilitation procedure.

Methods of proof

  • Proof of university teaching activity and curriculum development ability:

a) the textbook or notes written by the applicant;

b) the subject program and curriculum developed by him;

c) educational tasks (e.g. professional guidance).

  • Proof of scientific activity:

a) theses summarizing the main results of the scientific work and their published documents (the theses must contain a description of the main scientific results);

b) with a complete list of literary works and citations (references), based on the MTMT database;

c) by presenting outstanding professional performance;

d) in the case of management and organizational sciences, a study volume or monograph written or edited by the candidate, published in the consecutive 5 years following the award of the doctoral degree, examined in the habilitation procedure, is required;

e) in the case of management and organizational sciences, an additional requirement for studies published in scientific journals is a minimum of 12 points according to scoreboard 2.2. Under Announcements.

  • Proof of presentation skills:

a) a 40-45 minute lecture in front of university students in the presence of the expert committee;

b) a 30-minute presentation in a foreign language as part of a scientific presentation, followed by a discussion with the participation of recognized experts in the field of science, in the presence of the expert committee, to prove the candidate's scientific presentation and discussion skills in a foreign language. The presented research results should reflect the continuous and measurable scientific activity until the start of the procedure.

The habilitation procedure consists of the following parts

a) preliminary habitus examination (evaluation of the submitted application), which examines the fulfillment of the application conditions; on the basis of the habilitation application that meets the formal requirements, with the agreement of the head of the professionally competent doctoral school, in addition to the supporting position of the opponents, the oral phase of the procedure can be announced by the president of the EDHT;

b) oral phase: a lecture and a scientific presentation.
The habilitation lecture is part of the curriculum of the subject announced or to be announced at the university per one lesson, which is selected by the two opponents or the chairman of the expert committee from among the 3 topic suggestions provided by the applicant. In his application for the habilitation procedure, the candidate must specifically name his chosen subject(s). The candidate must give a free lecture, readings are not allowed.
After the class presentation, anyone can ask the lecturer a question related to the topic covered in the class. The applicant proves his professional knowledge with his answers.
In the framework of the scientific presentation, the applicant presents his main scientific results in the form of a 30-minute free presentation in a foreign language. The lecture is followed by a discussion in a foreign language.

Annexes to the application for the habilitation procedure

a) university (MSc/MA) diploma,

b) doctorate (PhD) diploma,

c) an official certificate of moral character (or a substitute official certificate in the case of a foreign citizen), if he was not working in a job related to this at the time of submitting the habilitation application,

d) detailed academic biography,

e) the long-term teaching and scientific (creative) activities of the applicant, or documents properly proving its literary operation,

f) theses presenting scientific work,

g) separate copies of the 10 publications deemed most important by the applicant,

h) documents certifying the applicant's ability to create curriculum,

i) possible request for permission to conduct proceedings in a foreign language,

j) three proposals, supplemented with a lesson plan, on the topic of the lecture to be held in the public phase of the habilitation procedure, indicating which department of the university and which subject they can be included in,

k) three proposals, supplemented with a topic outline, on the topic of the scientific lecture to be held in a foreign language in the public phase of the habilitation procedure,

l) a statement that the applicant does not have a habilitation procedure in progress in the same narrower field of study, and that his habilitation application has not been rejected within 2 years (in the same narrower field of study),

m) statement of the head of the relevant doctoral school on the readiness to host,

n) statement that the applicant has the prescribed (at least 8 semesters) teaching experience in higher education,

o) receipt confirming the payment of the procedural fee,

p) written opinion (recommendation) of two internationally recognized foreign authorities,

q) calculation of points according to the annex to prove that the candidate's performance reaches the minimum required level,

r) in the case of management and organizational sciences, the study volume or monograph written or edited by the candidate and published within 5 years must also be submitted.

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