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Rules for Appointment of Docents (Habilitation) at the Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica

Rules for Appointment of Docents (Habilitation) 

at the Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica

 The rules for habilitation (appointment of Docents/Associate Professors) are based on:

  1. Decree No. 246/2019 of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic stipulating the procedure of appointment as a Professor or a Docent
  2. Matej Bel University Directive No. 1/2022 stipulating the procedure of appointment as a Professor or a Docent at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica.
  3. Faculty of Economics MBU Directive No S – 02 – 21 Modification of written university theses, final theses and habilitation theses.

APPLICANT'S PROCEDURE BEFORE SUBMITTING ITSELF 

1. ASSESSMENT OF THE APPLICANT'S MATERIALS

Each candidate for the habilitation procedure submits a request for the assessment of the materials for the habilitation procedure to the vice-dean for scientific research at least 30 days before the meeting of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Economics MBU. The application includes annexes (more detailed characteristics of the annexes can be found in point 3. Submission of the application):

  1. Habilitation thesis ... not yet bound version
  2. Professional CV
  3. Research/art/teacher profile of a person
  4. An overview of pedagogical activities ... confirmed by the head of the department  
  5. A list of original published scientific, ... confirmed by the university library
  6. An overview of proven citations ... confirmed by the university library
  7. An overview of research tasks and projects
    +Relevant proof of participation in the project
  8. A list of works for practice, patents, copyright certificates, inventions and technical works
  9. A list of other proven responses to scientific, professional and artistic activities that do not belong to Annexes g/, h/, i/, j/
  10. A quantitative overview of fulfilled habilitation criteria approved by the MBU Scientific Board
  11. A proposal of three topics of the habilitation lecture o2) Written information about A category publications

2. OBLIGATIONS OF EXTERNAL CANDIDATES BEFORE SUBMITTING an application for assessment:

An external candidate from another university in the Slovak Republic or abroad submits in addition to the above-mentioned annexes:

  • 1 original of a monograph they have published,
  • A list of bachelor and diploma theses they have supervised for a minimum of the least three years (name of student, topic of thesis, field of study).
  • A certified copy of the certificate of tertiary education (obtaining the academic title of

PhD.,/CSc. Or the academic-scientific title of Dr. according to previous regulation); in the case of candidate from abroad, with the exception of the Czech Republic, also a certified official translation of the diploma;  in the case of a certificate of education issued by a foreign university, also a certified translation of this document and a decision on the recognition of the document for academic purposes issued pursuant to § 33 and § 39 of Act no. 422/2015 Coll. on the Recognition of Evidence of Education and on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and on Amendments to Certain Acts, as amended

  • External candidates have to register the responses and citations in the database of publishing activities and responses of the relevant university library, the candidate from abroad in the Matej Bel University Library (letter g /, h /, Article 1 of the UMB Directive 1/2022) and follow the instructions for bibliographic registration of the publication activities and responses (Annex 2 to Directive 1/2022).

The person responsible for the relevant board of the habilitation procedure will notify the vicedean for scientific research that the applicant comply all the required criteria and agrees that the applicant submits an application for the assessment of materials.

The candidate will deliver printed materials, signed by the responsible persons for the content of the given appendix (dean, head of department, HR officer, director of the university library, candidate, etc.). In word / PDF, the material will be delivered to the department for scientific research and DrŠ

After delivery of these materials, the vice-dean for scientific research activities: 

  • assigns the candidate's materials for assessment to the guarantor and co-guarantor of the study department in which the candidate is applying for the habilitation procedure;
  • on the basis of their favorable opinion, forward the materials to the EF UMB Science Commission; - The Science Commission will decide whether the candidate meets or does not meet the criteria. Assess the documentation and proposal for the composition of the commission and opponents and 3 topics of the habilitation lecture, which is submitted by the guarantor of the HIK department;  - the candidate will be informed of the outcome of the Science Commission.

On completion of these things – submitting the decision of the Centre for Recognition of Diplomas on recognizing the candidate’s PhD diploma, registering his/her citations in the university library database, and submitting the decision of Science and Research Commission that the candidate has fulfilled the criteria – the candidate can apply for granting a “Docent” (Associate Professor) title and thus start the habilitation. 

Applications for the initiation of the habilitation procedure are preceded by the following steps:

After informing the Commission of the result of the science: 

  • the candidate will send an annotation of the habilitation thesis (HT), which he / she will defend, and the title of the habilitation thesis in Slovak and English to the research department. The research department will ensure their insertion into AiS2;
  • the guarantor of the HIK department agrees on the name of HT and HT itself, which the research department informs via e-mail. The research department will ensure the approval of the HT assignment in AiS2, of which it will inform the candidate by e-mail. (Without the approval of the HT assignment, the candidate cannot upload the work to AiS2.);
  • the research clerk will ask the candidate to enter HT in the central register of final theses (CRZP). The candidate registers for AiS2 as a student (not as a teacher).

License agreement: the candidate concludes one license agreement for access to the habilitation thesis through CRZP with the Slovak Republic represented by the university and the second license agreement for access to the habilitation thesis for the purposes of the UMB University Library is concluded by the author with Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. License agreements are signed electronically through the AiS2 Academic Information System (hereinafter "AiS2").

3. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FOR A HABILITATION PROCEDURE 

The candidate for the habilitation procedure, on the recommendation of the Science Commission, submits the application for the habilitation procedure together with the required annexes within the meaning of Article 1, point (3) of the UMB Directive no. 1/2022 to the chairman of the scientific council (dean) of the faculty. In the application, the candidate will state the department in which the associate professor is applying for the title. The application is submitted through the faculty's filing office, which will indicate the date of submission. The application is sent in both printed and electronic form (Article 1 (2) of Directive 1/2022). 

The documentation according to points b) to o), with the exception of the original documents and names, is submitted in paper and electronic form and must be in Slovak or Czech language. The candidate submits the documentation for the department for scientific research activities of the Faculty of Economics in one unbound original, one unbound copy and two bound copies, as well as in an electronic version in Word and PDF format. The documents in Annexes a), b), e) i) to o) are signed by the tenderer, indicating the date of signature. Annex p) in two unbound copies.

An external candidate from another university submits, in addition to the appendices a/ - o /, an official application of their supervisor (Dean or Rector) for habilitation of the candidate at the Faculty of Economics of MBU addressed to Dean of the Faculty

Together with application, the following documents are required:

  1. Habilitation thesis 4 copies in printed form and in electronic form in PDF format (work requirements in accordance with EF Directive S-02-21),
  2. Curriculum vitae
    Annex b) available on the internet: http://www.ef.umb.sk/index_e.asp?uid=2091
  3. Certified copies of documents on:
    • University education of the Master degree;
    • University education of the third degree (obtaining the academic title of PhD./CSc. or the academic-scientific title of Dr. according to previous regulations); in the case of candidates from abroad, with the exception of the Czech Republic, also a certified official translation of the diploma;
    • in the case of a certificate of education issued by a foreign university, also a certified translation of this document and a decision on the recognition of the document for academic purposes issued pursuant to § 33 and § 39 of Act no. 422/2015 Coll. on the recognition of documents on education and on the recognition of professional qualifications and on the amendment of certain laws as amended;
    • obtaining the scientific degree of DrSc. (if this is the case);
    • obtaining an academic degree in rigorous proceedings (if this is the case).
  4. Certificate of the lenght of teaching at university issued by HR Office of the candidate's faculty
  5. Research/art/teacher profile of a person candidate with Annexes according to the model of the RATP form
    Annex e) available on the internet: http://www.ef.umb.sk/index_e.asp?uid=2091
  6. An overview of the candidate’s teaching activities at university and the results achieved in this area (signed by the dean of the faculty in case the candidate is not employed by Matej Bel University) in the following structure:
    • overview of provided profile study subjects according to study programs (name of profile subject, study program, degree, field of study);
    • an overview of the responsibility for the implementation, development and quality assurance of the study program or its part at the university (name of the study program, degree, field of study);
    • overview of provided other study subjects according to study programs (subject name, study program, degree, field of study);
    • overview of supervised final theses (number of currently supervised bachelor's, master's and dissertation theses, number of defended bachelor's, master's and dissertation theses);
    • a list of supervised doctoral students with the name, surname, study program, field of study and dissertation topic, as well as a list of doctoral students who have completed their studies, with the name, surname, study program, field of study, dissertation topic and completion date; - membership in trade union committees of doctoral studies (department, faculty);  - membership in commissions for dissertation defenses (department, number, faculty).
  7. A list of original scientific and field specific publications, works of art, books and study texts (including ORCID identifier).
    In the case of co-authorship, the tenderers' share must be clearly indicated as a percentage. This list will be prepared by an extract from the database of publishing activities and responses of the University Library of the MBU and will be verified by its responsible employee stating the date of compilation of the extract. The list is prepared no later than the date of preparation of the application, resp. with a later date in case of suspension of the habilitation procedure. An candidate from another university in the Slovak Republic submits a list of publishing activities, which is an extract from the database of publishing activities of the relevant university, resp. from the Central Register of Records of Publishing Activities (CREPČ), verified by the academic library of the relevant university.
    Candidates from the external environment (including candidates from abroad) are obliged to register their activities in the database of publishing activities and responses of the MBU in accordance with the methodological instruction of the Univesity Library MBU no. 3/2012.An overview of proven citations (SCI and outside SCI) of and responses to scientific, professional and artistic works This overview will be prepared by an extract from the database of publishing activities and responses of the University Library of the MBU and will be verified by its responsible employee stating the date of compilation of the statement. The report is prepared no later than the date of preparation of the application, resp. with a later date in case of suspension of the habilitation procedure. An candidate from another university in the Slovak Republic submits an overview of responses, which is an extract from the database of publishing activities and responses of the relevant university, resp. from the Central Register of Records of Publishing Activities (CREPČ), verified by the academic library of the relevant university. Candidates from the external environment (including candidates from abroad are obliged to register their activities in the database of publishing activities and responses of the MBU in accordance with the methodological guideline of the University Library MBU No. 3/2012.
  8. An overview of research tasks and projects with indication of the stating the time of the solution and the position held by the candidate in the project (responsible solver or-co-slover) in the structure:
    • Projects of international grant agencies (RP, COST, ERC, JRC, EUROCORE, ESF, NSF and other), or other foreign research projects
    • Projects of domestic grant agencies (APVV, VEGA, KEGA) - Other projects of basic or applied research
  9. A list of works for practice, patents, copyright certificates, inventions and technical works
  10. A list of other proven responses to scientific, professional and artistic works that do not belong to g), h), i), j).
    This list should contain especially important lectures and study and research stays at home and abroad, membership in international organizations and editorial boards of journals, etc. 
  11. A quantitative overview of fulfilled habilitation criteria approved by MBU Scientific Board Annex l) available on the internet: http://www.ef.umb.sk/index_e.asp?uid=2091  
  12. A proposal of three topics of habilitation lecture with short annotation;
  13. Consent of the person concerned subject to the processing of his / her personal data for the purposes connected with the habilitation procedure (Act No. 18/2018 Coll. on the protection of personal data and on the amendment of certain acts, as amended). The form will be provided by the Department of Research faculty on request)
  14. Other specific documents approved by the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Economics in Banská Bystrica
    o1) Qualitative assessment of the candidate’s teaching, professional and research activities and the achieved results. (to be written and signed by the candidate’s supervisor)
    o2) Written information about A category publications. (giving details such as H-index, SJR, SJR quartile, etc.).
    o3) Licence Agreement on the use of the habilitation thesis + Originality Protocol (to be printed from AiS2 system, print only in the „Details“ section))
  15. Documentation according to letter b) to o) with the exception of original documents and titles, it is submitted in paper and electronic form in Slovak or Czech language in accordance with the internal regulations of the faculty. The submitted documentation includes annexes confirming the declared data in letter f) and k) - e.g. participation in conferences, memberships etc. The candidate submits the documentation for the department for science and research of the relevant faculty in one unbound original, one unbound copy and two bound copies, as well as in an electronic version in Word and PDF format.
  16. One copy of the most important published works, especially book publications (monographs, textbooks, etc.), which will be available to the habilitation commission and the faculty's Scientific board until the end of the habilitation procedure.

4. INITIATION, PROCESS AND TERMINATION OF THE HABILITATION PROCEDURE

The habilitation procedure is further governed by Articles 2 to 5 of MBU Directive 1/2022.

The candidate submits the habilitation lecture thesis in electronic form and in one signed original to the faculty's research office at least 1 month before the implementation of the habilitation lecture. Candidate from abroad (with the exception of candidates from the Czech Republic) also submit theses in Slovak.

5. FEES

After the meeting of the Scientific Board of the Faculty, which appoints the habilitation commission, opponents and states the topic of the habilitation lecture, the Faculty will invite the candidate who is not employed at UMB to pay a habilitation fee. The fees are set in UMB Directive on the fees for study for each academic year. 

For the academic year 2022/2023, the fees is set by the MBU Directive No. 12/2021 as follows: 

  1. habilitation procedure in Slovak and Czech language                € 2 110,-
  2. habilitation procedure in a foreign language                               € 3 750,-

 The fee can be only paid as a cashless transfer payment.

 1. Payment for EU countries    

Account name: Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici
Name and address of bank:  ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA, Radlinvského 32, 810 05  Bratislava 15
Account number / IBAN SK75 8180 0000 0070 0009 5590
SWIFT / BIC SPSRSKBA 
VS (Constant symbol): 0308
ŠS (Specific symbol) Candidate’s name – Birth Number / Student – ID 
Notice for beneficiary:  First name and Surname of Candidate / Student 

 

2. Payments from third countries

Account name: Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici
Name and address of bank:  Všeobecná úverová banka, a. s. , Mlynské nivy 1, 829 90  Bratislava
Account number / IBAN

SK75 8180 0000 0070 0009 5590

SWIFT / BIC SUBASKBXXXX 
VS (Constant symbol): 0308
ŠS (Specific symbol) Candidate’s name – Birth Number / Student – ID 
Notice for beneficiary:  First name and Surname of Candidate / Student 

 

Last updates: 13. 9. 2022