Associate professor (# of pos: 3)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Feb 2021


announces a competition for the employment of prominent researchers for the position

of associate professor in a group of research employees,

as part of the Excellence Initiative - Research University

Job description:

  • application for the employment can be submitted by candidates who:
    • have a doctoral degree,
    • have not been employees of the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in the last two years,
    • conduct research in at least one of the below mentioned scientific disciplines and have a Hirsch index equal or higher – according to Scopus database:

    a) architecture and urban planning – Hirsch index 5;

    b) automation, electronic and electrical engineering – Hirsch index 15;

    c) information and communication technology – Hirsch index 15;

    d) biomedical engineering – Hirsch index – 18;

    e) chemical engineering – Hirsch index – 23;

    f) civil engineering and transport – Hirsch index 12;

    g) materials engineering- Hirsch index 15;

    h) mechanical engineering – Hirsch index 15;

    i) environmental engineering, mining and energy – Hirsch index 15;

    j) chemical sciences – Hirsch index 20;

    k) Earth and related environmental sciences – Hirsch index 20;

    l) management and quality studies – Hirsch index 8.

  • estimated work commencement date: April/June2021,
  • workplace and type of contract: Silesian University of Technology, fixed-term contract, full-time contract,
  • period of employment: 12 months, with the possibility of extension for another 12 months, and also for the next period, in the case of obtaining financing of employment costs from external sources.
  • number of vacancies: 3
  • Tasks:

  • scientific activity in one of the priority research areas established at the University described in detail on the University's website at:
  • computational oncology and personalized medicine,
  • artificial intelligence and data processing,
  • materials of the future,
  • smart cities and future mobility,
  • process automation and Industry 4.0,
  • climate and environmental protection, modern energy;
  • development of cooperation with internationally renowned scientific institutions,
  • publishing scientific articles in the top journals from the TOP1 and TOP 10[1]
  • obtaining research projects in national programmes and in European Commission funded Horizon programmes.
  • Requirements:

  • doctoral degree,
  • publishing in the last 5 years at least 5 articles in the TOP14 scientific journals (in exchange for each missing TOP1 publication, a candidate may submit at least two TOP10 publications),
  • managing in the last 5 years at least two National Science Centre (NCN)/Foundation for the Polish Science (FNP)/ National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)/ European Commission funded Horizon projects or projects in prestigious international programmes,
  • performing the function of a member of the Scientific Committee in at least 3 international conferences in the last 5 years,
  • membership in a recognized association, international scientific organization or academy.
  • Additional requirements:

  • declaration of submitting, within 12 months from the date of employment, an application for a project sponsored by National Science Centre (NCN), or by Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), or by National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), as the head (manager), and an application for the implementation of the European Commission funded Horizon project as the coordinator or leader of an SUT team,
  • declaration of submitting, within 12 months of the date of employment, at least one publication in TOP1 journals and at least one publication in TOP104 journals (in exchange for the missing TOP1 publication, a candidate may submit at least two TOP10 publications,
  • declaration that during the employment period under the Excellence Initiative-Research University programme the SUT will be the primary place of work,
  • affiliating all scientific achievements to the SUT (in justified cases a second affiliation to a foreign or Polish institution is also allowed), and granting consent for the SUT to indicate all achievements obtained/published or submitted during the employment period for the purpose of evaluating scientific activities,
  • providing work directly at the university campus for at least 1/3 of the employment period, with at least one month per semester.
  • Required documents:

  • motivation letter
  • curriculum vitae.
  • documents and statements confirming the fulfilment of general and additional requirements,
  • a detailed record of scientific achievements, including managed projects from external resources, for the last 5 years,
  • itemized summary of the overall scientific achievements,
  • reference letter from the researcher(s) from abroad,
  • list of achievements as a supervisor in the doctoral dissertation,
  • an individual development plan for a period of 24 months with a schedule of its implementation, taking into account description of the research area and a way of its implementation at the SUT, as well as planned (select appropriate): scientific publications (articles, monographs), patents, collaborative projects, competitive projects, applications for intellectual property rights, practical applications, establishing a spin-off or spin-out company, acting as editor-in-chief, managing editor, technical or section editor of a scientific journal, internships at prestigious foreign universities or research institutes, activities in prestigious scientific associations and managing organising or scientific committees of prestigious international conferences, seminars or contests.
  • The University offers

  • the opportunity to create and lead one’s own research group in one of the University's priority research areas - in case of recruiting appropriate staff,
  • conducting scientific research and professional development at one of 10 research universities in Poland,
  • the possibility of significantly increasing remuneration under many pro-quality programmes,
  • the possibility of obtaining financing for internships, conferences, purchases of scientific equipment as part of many implemented pro-quality programmes.
  • Expected amount of remuneration:

    Monthly basic salary: 15,500.00 PLN gross + “thirteenth salary” bonus + social package

    The possibility of a significant increase in remuneration due to the participation in numerous pro-quality programmes, i.e.:

    • by PLN 10,000[2] gross per month for 12 months, for each publication in the main series (flagship) of Nature or Science journal,
    • by PLN 3,5005 gross per month for 12 months, for each publication in a journal from the TOP1 list,
    • by PLN 1,5005 gross per month for 12 months, for each publication in a journal from the TOP10 list,
    • by PLN 80006 gross in the form of scholarship, for a publication published in cooperation with an author representing a foreign research centre or a non-academic partner,
    • by PLN 10,000[3] in the form of scholarship in the case of commencing the implementation of a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europa project as the coordinator, for the duration of the project + remuneration from the project,
    • by PLN 4,0006 in the form of scholarship in the case of commencing the implementation of a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europa project as a partner, for the duration of the project + remuneration from the project,
    • by PLN 1,500 a month in the case of employing a foreign employee for a project managed by the candidate, for the duration of the project,
    • PLN 10,000 as a grant for obtaining a PhD student from abroad as part of a joint doctorate programme.

    Salary with bonuses may exceed 60,000 PLN gross monthly

    The application must be submitted:

    • by clicking on the “apply” button below, complete the questionnaire and attach the required documents,
    • until the day 15 February 2021,
    • the expected date of the competition results: within 90 days of its announcement.

    Candidates will be notified of the results of the competition within 7 days of its settlement.

    Planned starting date of employment: April/June 2021.

    The final decision on employment depends on the recognition of the academic degree obtained abroad, in particular on the basis of the nostrification procedure applied for by the candidate.

    Candidates negatively evaluated by the selection committee or not selected for employment have the right to appeal against the results of the competition. The appeal shall be submitted to the Rector within

    7 days from the date of notification.

    Incomplete or late offers will not be considered.

    Please be informed that we will contact only with the candidates that meet formal requirements.

    Informative clause

    According to art. 13 of the Regulation on Personal Data Protection of 27 April 2016, please be informed:

  • The controller of your personal data is the Silesian University of Technology with its registered office at Akademicka 2A St, 44-100 Gliwice,
  • The Silesian University of Technology has appointed the Data Protection Officer who can be contacted via the email address: ,
  • Your personal data will be processed in order to carry out the recruitment process for work at the Silesian University of Technology,
  • The basis for the processing of your personal data is art. 221 of the Labour Code and, if you agree to use your CV in future recruitments at the Silesian University of Technology, art. 6 clause 1 point a of the GDPR Regulation shall apply,
  • Only employees authorized to process personal data to the necessary extent will have access to your personal data within the organizational structure of the Silesian University of Technology,
  • Your personal data shall not be disclosed to other entities, except in cases provided for by law,
  • Your personal data shall be stored for the period necessary to carry out the recruitment process or for the next 9 months from the end of the recruitment process, if you authorize the processing of personal data in future recruitment processes,
  • You have the right to request the access to the content of your data and, to the extent provided for by applicable regulations, the right to: rectify, delete, limit processing, raise objections; if you consent to the processing of data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time,
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