Frequent asked questions for accreditation of research
Does the fact that my accreditation is issued in one field of knowledge (e.g. Engineering and Architecture) prevent me from applying for positions in another field (e.g. Science)?
No. Accreditations issued by one of the Research Assessment Committee's specific committees for a particular field of knowledge must be considered a requirement for admission to the teaching staff selection processes and are permanently valid. Subsequently, in the assessment of the merits and abilities of the candidates, it is the competent body of the university that establishes the assessment criteria.
Which model for the curriculum vitae is to be used?
Curriculum vitae to be presented must follow the standard approved Research Assessment Committee model. The model can be downloaded from the webpage by going to section Applications.
What is the minimum teaching and/or research experience requirement to apply for research or advanced research accreditation?
The essential requirement for eligibility for a contract as Tenured assistant professor and full professor is an accredited minimum of three years activity in teaching and research or preferably post-doctoral research (article 47 of Law 1/2003 on the Universities in Catalonia). One must therefore be able to demonstrate this post-doctoral teaching and research activity as a preliminary requirement for the issue of accreditation. Pursuant to resolutions UNI/2693/2004 and UNI/2694/2004, applications from candidates with less than three years postdoctoral research are not accepted.
If accreditation is denied, when can one reapply for accreditation?
An application for research accreditation is incompatible with an application for advanced research accreditation (and vice versa). A new application for research accreditation or advanced research accreditation can be made at least year after.
Is an applicant with an accreditation of advanced research eligible to apply for a senior academic staff position (associate professor or professor)?
Yes, AQU's Research Assessment Committee recognises that the award of research accreditation is included in the award of advanced research accreditation.