Depending on the dominant activity, there are several career paths available for faculty members.
- Those who are scientifically active but do little or no teaching can take up research positions, with the career path of assistant researcher → research fellow → senior research fellow → research adviser → research professor.
- For those working exclusively in education, the career paths available are master teacher, engineering teacher and technical teacher.
- The vast majority of faculty members are in the classic career paths of assistant lecturer → assistant professor → associate professor → full professor, which require both teaching and research, and are reviewed on this page.
The general conditions for each of these positions are set out in the University's Human Resources Policy Regulations, as supplemented by additional faculty-specific elements.
Despite its pejorative name, teaching assistant (also called as assistant lecturer) is not at all an "auxiliary worker", but the first stage of a career as a teacher/researcher, the first step towards becoming an associate professor. This is the only job that can be filled without a PhD degree, so the majority of assistant professors are young people who have just completed their doctoral studies, are working on their dissertation (or have already submitted it and are waiting for the defense). For them, this is a transitional status, and they will become adjunct professors shortly after the award of the PhD degree. The teaching assistantship is therefore of limited duration and may not last longer than 3 years.
Conditions for becoming an assistant professor:
- Master's degree,
- Doctoral studies (may be completed),
- "able to carry out creative work" (whatever that means).
Requirements for continuous employment:
- Preparedness for quality teaching, practice leading,
- publication activity,
- participation in the professional life of the university.