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RESEARCH PROFESSOR PROGRAM

RESEARCH PROFESSOR PROGRAM

  • TITLE

    Research Professor
  • REPORT TO

    College Dean or RIC Director

DEFINITION

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.

SELECTION CRITERIA

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:

  • He must have a full professor rank (or associate professors, as an exception).

  • H-index greater than 40.

  • Number of Google citations is greater than 4500.

  • Number of Google citations in 2019 is greater than 400.

  • Number of Scopus citations in 2019 is greater than 300.

This criterion will help to make a pre-selection of candidates.

RANK

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.

INTERVIEW & RECRUITMENT

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.

TEACHING LOAD

Teaches one to two courses per semester.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Mentor young faculty members.

  • Advise graduate students.

  • Apply for/Attract research grants.

  • Supervise Master, Ph.D., and Post-Doc.

  • Conduct national, regional and international research cooperation.

  • Manage research projects.

  • Publish in top-ranked journals and patents.

  • Research leadership activities (editorials, conference organization, training, …).

VACATION

The vacation of the research professor is the same as the faculty member.

OUTCOMES & EVALUATION

  • Number of ISI/Scopus papers.

  • At least five Q1/Q2 journals every year.

  • Keeping a number of citations per year no lower than 300 citations in Google Scholars and 200 citations in Scopus.

  • Number of research events/training organized.

  • Number of students supervised.

  • Number/Amount of research grants attracted.

  • Industrial contracts established.

  • Teaching effectiveness.

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