Habilitation and professor degree

Habilitation is a procedure related to awarding the title of Associate Professor to a university lecturer. Associated Professors are appointed by the Rector of Palacký University. There are a few prerequisites for granting the status of an Associate Professor, i.e. a successful defense of the habilitation thesis before a committee, presenting a habilitation lecture, and other requirements, such as quotes and articles in professional journals and scientific experience.

Professor is the highest academic degree at a university. The title of a university professor is awarded to an associate professor who is a recognized scientific or artistic person in his/her respective field and who successfully meets the conditions for the appointment of a professor. A proposal for appointing a professor is assessed by the Scientific Council of the faculty, followed by the Palacký University Scientific Council. Professors, upon the proposal of the Rector, are appointed by the President of the Republic.

Accredited study fields

Fields of habilitation procedure and procedure for appointing professors accredited for the Faculty of Science are given in the following table.

Study fieldAccreditation of habilitation valid throughAccreditation of professorship valid through
Algebra and GeometryNovember, 1 2023November 1, 2023
Mathematical AnalysisNovember 1, 2023November 1, 2023
BiochemistryJune 1, 2023June 1, 2023
Analytical ChemistryNovember 1, 2023November 1, 2023
Inorganic ChemistryDecember 31, 2023December 31, 2023
Physical ChemistryDecember 31, 2019December 31, 2019
Organic ChemistryApril 30, 2021July 31, 2020
BotanyDecember 31, 2019December 31, 2019
ZoologyDecember 31, 2019December 31, 2019
Molecular and Cell BiologyJuly 31, 2023July 31, 2023
EcologyDecember 31, 2019December 31, 2019
Applied PhysicsNovember 1, 2023November 1, 2023
BiophysicsDecember 31, 2019December 31, 2019
Optics and OptoelectronicsNovember 1, 2023November 1, 2023
Geoinformatics and CartographyJuly 31, 2020July 31, 2020