College Dean or RIC Director
The research professor is a world-reputed scholar with a high research impact. He is selected based on the criteria set by the University based on the number of citations (total and annual) and the h-index. The research professor must have a full-professor rank. Exceptions can be made for associate professors based on their records.
Having in mind that the purpose of recruiting Research Professors at PSU is to improve the ranking of the University and promote its research productivity and its research impact, then it is crucially important to look at the following performance metrics of the candidates, for having a short-list of selection. In 2020, the metrics for the recruitment of new research professors are:
This criterion will help to make a pre-selection of candidates.
The Research Professor should have a Full Professor position, with the criteria mentioned above. However, it is possible to consider Associate Professor candidates if they have outstanding achievements.
If the candidate satisfies the criteria above, he will be interviewed by the college dean and the lab leader to further investigate his contributions to PSU if he joins. The respective college assesses his application and if accepted, the college sends an approval request to the rector office for final approval. The request must include clear arguments that justify the need for the recruitment of the research professor.
Teaches one to two courses per semester.
The vacation of the research professor is the same as the faculty member.