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          University of Iceland Rules, No. 458/2000, Chapter III.
          Approved by the University Council, 15 February 2007


                                         CHAPTER III
                          University instructors and specialists

                                            Article 28
                            University instructors and specialists
       The University of Iceland’s instructors are professors, associate professors
(dósentar) and assistant professors (lektorar), including foreign lecturers, adjunct
lecturers (aðjúnktar) and sessional instructors (stundakennarar). The University or its
Institutes may engage staff for scientific or research work without teaching duties. These
shall be given the title of research scientist (vísindamaður), research scholar
(fræðimaður) or research specialist (sérfræðingur).
       Where reference is made to an instructor in this chapter, without further
explanation, the term also includes research specialists, research scholars and research
scientists, unless specifically stated to the contrary. Reference to Faculties and Deans of
Faculty in this chapter also covers Institutes and Directors of Institutes under the auspices
of the University Council.

                                            Article 29
                                   Decision on appointments
      The Rector shall engage professors, associate professors and assistant professors,
including foreign professors, research scientists, research scholars and research
specialists. The Dean of Faculty shall engage adjunct lecturers and sessional instructors.
No one may be engaged for a position as professor, associate professor, assistant
professor, research scientist, research scholar or research specialist without being judged
as qualified to fulfil the position by the majority of an Evaluation Committee.
      The same rules apply to permanent and temporary appointments to these positions,
unless the Legislation or Rules state differently.

                                            Article 30
                                      Part-time positions
      Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, research scientists, research
scholars and research specialists may be engaged in part-time positions (i.e. 20-74%) at
the University’s Faculties or Institutes.
      The Rector may link a teaching position contractually to a specific position outside
the University or to a position at one of its Institutes. This shall apply irrespective of the
instructor’s position.
      Part-time positions should be advertised in accordance with Articles 35 and 36 of
these Rules.
      The salaries of staff in part-time positions shall be as decided by the rulings of the
Salary Council (kjararáð) and collective agreements between the Union of University
Teachers and the Minister of Finance or other wage agreements, as applicable. Staff shall


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be paid in accordance with the proportion of a full position they hold. Arrangements for
wages paid for teaching positions linked to specific enterprises or institutes are to be
negotiated between the enterprise or institute concerned and the Rector and Dean of
Faculty.
      Such an agreement shall provide for the duties and rights of the staff member as far
as the University is concerned, where he or she shall have work facilities, and the
termination of the position, including arrangements for his or her position at the
University if he or she ceases to work for the enterprise or institute concerned before the
term of the agreement is complete.
      The same rules as apply to appointments to full-time positions shall apply to
appointments to part-time positions, unless otherwise provided for by law or in these
Rules.

                                           Article 31
                                        Appointments
       Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, research scientists, research
scholars or research specialists shall as a rule be initially engaged by the University on a
short-term contract for a period of four years, irrespective of whether the position is full-
time or part-time.
       The Rector may, however, decide that the initial appointment to the position of
instructor or specialist should become permanent, if the Faculty provides grounds for
deviating from Paragraph One of the general rule.
       A staff member shall not automatically receive the right to a permanent contract at
the conclusion of his or her short-term contract. The Faculty Selection Committee shall
report to the Rector on whether the staff member’s performance in research, teaching and
other work is consistent with the requirements of his or her position. The staff member
shall be given 14 days to respond to the Committee’s report. The Rector shall decide,
after receipt of the Selection Committee’s recommendation, whether the appointment is
to be made permanent. The Boards of the Institutes and Study Boards shall undertake the
role of Faculty Selection Committee where appointments are to be made to positions at
Institutes or in multidisciplinary study programmes.
       The University Council shall adopt procedural rules on how Selection Committees
should assess the work of staff members on short-term contracts.
       In exceptional circumstances, the Rector may extend the contract of employment
by one year, according to Paragraph One, to a term of five years.

                                        Article 32
                                         Duties
      The duties of instructors at the University are divided into three main areas:
research, teaching and administration. The duties of staff engaged solely for scientific or
research work shall be divided between research and administration. The University
Council shall adopt detailed rules on the duties of instructors and specialists at the
University of Iceland1. These rules may make provision for a staff member, who is
engaged for scientific or research work, to perform specific teaching tasks as well. The
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Dean of Faculty shall decide how the duties of individual instructors, or persons
appointed exclusively for scientific or research tasks, are to be allocated, within the limits
set by the general rules. The Dean shall also decide which teaching or administrative
tasks an instructor shall be directed to perform.

                                           Article 33
                                         Sabbaticals
       The Rector may, after receiving the Dean of Faculty’s recommendation, grant an
instructor exemption from teaching and administrative duties for one to two semesters at
a time, to enable him or her to devote this portion of his or her working time to research,
in accordance with rules adopted by the University Council on the duties of instructors
and specialists at the University of Iceland*. Teaching and administrative duties during
the instructor’s working time, including the time when he or she is exempt from teaching
and administrative duties, must not, however, comprise less than 50% of his or her total
working time. The above-mentioned exemption shall not, however, be granted if the
instructor has not submitted all reports on teaching and research as required.
       By delegation of the Rector, the Dean may grant instructors leave from their duties
during the teaching session for up to three weeks, to enable the instructor to travel abroad
to attend conferences or for other tasks, provided it is clear that granting of permission
will not be detrimental to his or her teaching. If longer leave is desired, the Dean must
forward the request to the Rector, together with a recommendation as to whether
permission should be granted.

                                            Article 34
                                    Definition of positions
        The Faculty or Institute concerned must define the position in accordance with
Faculty and University policy. This task shall be undertaken by the Faculty Council or,
by delegation, the Faculty Selection Committee, the Board of the Institute or the Study
Board of a multidisciplinary study programme, cf. Article 44. The definition shall be
based on a single, specific position, in accordance with Article 28. The advertisement
shall make clear what requirements the applicant for the position should fulfil, for
example with respect to academic field and qualifications, as well as indicating the
specialised field the position is in. Applicants shall be required to hold a doctoral degree
in the relevant field, unless the Faculty or Institute consider this condition impossible to
fulfil.
        When the Faculty’s definition of the position is completed, the Faculty Office shall
send a written request to the Rector’s Office for confirmation that sufficient funding is
available for an appointment to be made, together with the proposed wording of the
advertisement. The Rector’s Office shall send the Faculty Office confirmation within 14
days that the position may be advertised, thereby initiating the process of appointment.
        A staff member shall be appointed to a specific Faculty or Institute. A Faculty may
change the definition of the position, according to its administrative authorisation.

                                          Article 35
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      The Rector shall advertise vacant positions of university instructors and persons
who are appointed for scientific or research tasks on the public appointments website
(starfatorg.is). The Dean shall advertise vacant positions of adjunct lecturers and
sessional instructors, as applicable.
      In general, a position must be advertised with an application deadline of at least
four weeks from publication of the advertisement.
      To ensure that the University is able to select from the most talented candidates,
Faculties shall advertise in international forums and in Icelandic newspapers, as
applicable. The Personnel Division shall take responsibility for all advertisements,
whether in Icelandic or overseas forums.
       All information about vacant positions at the University must be accessible on the
University website.
      Advertisements for vacant positions of instructors and persons appointed
exclusively for scientific or scholarly work must be in accordance with the Rector’s
instructions which shall be published on the University website.

                                          Article 36
                       Exemptions from the advertising requirement
      A position need not be advertised if it concerns a temporary replacement for 12
months or less, or a part-time position which would not be considered principal
employment, as defined by the Act on the Rights and Obligations of Public Employees. If
a person is appointed as a replacement for 12 months or less, the position may not be
extended without an advertisement in accordance with these Rules.
      A position shall not be advertised where transfer to another position is concerned,
as provided for in the University of Iceland Act or these Rules, cf. Articles 38-41.
      A position shall not be advertised when the Rector invites a research scholar to
accept a teaching position at the University in accordance with Paragraph 8 of Article 12
of the University of Iceland Act, No. 41/1999.
      Further exemptions from the advertising requirement include positions linked to
special temporary grants, positions linked to special temporary projects, tasks undertaken
by students at the University alongside research-based postgraduate study, and positions
linked to a specific position outside the University on the basis of a joint contract, cf.
Paragraph 2 of Article 30 of these Rules. The University Council shall adopt detailed
rules on exemptions from the advertising requirement with respect to appointments to the
University of Iceland.1)
     1)
          Rules, No. 478/2006.

                                          Article 37
                            Applications and their processing
      Applications for a position shall be sent to the Research Division of the University.
Applications and accompanying documentation should preferably be submitted in
electronic form. Applications and accompanying documentation that are not submitted in
electronic form must be sent in duplicate. Once the deadline for application has expired,
the Research Division is to confirm receipt of the application.
      Applicants shall include with their applications certificates attesting to their
education and work experience, a list of their written works, a report on their scholarly


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work and other work they have carried out, and a report on their plans if they are offered
the position.
      Applications must make clear which of their written works, numbering no more
than eight, the applicants regard as most relevant to the position concerned. Applicants
must send only these written works with their application, or indications as to where they
are accessible in electronic form. When more than one author has produced a publication,
the applicant must account for his or her own contribution to the work. Applicants are
also expected to include references for their teaching and administrative work, as
appropriate.

                                            Article 38
                           Promotion of instructors and specialists
      The Rector may, without advertisement of the position, transfer an assistant
professor to the position of associate professor, an associate professor to the position of
professor, a research specialist to the position of research scholar and a research scholar
to the position of research scientist, provided an assessment by an Evaluation Committee
is available stating that the applicant is qualified for the position.
      Application shall be made to the relevant Faculty, which shall forward it to the
Rector together with a report from the Faculty as to whether an Evaluation Committee
should be appointed to assess the applicant’s eligibility. The Faculty assessment shall
take account of research activity, teaching contribution, administrative work and other
work experience.
      Applications for promotion must fulfil the same requirements as applications for
vacant positions, in accordance with these Rules, cf. Article 37. However, an Evaluation
Committee may limit its discussion to the documentation relating to the applicant’s work
since he or she was last assessed by an Evaluation Committee.
      If the Rector is of the opinion that an applicant has not performed his or her duties
in such a manner that the requested promotion should conceivably be awarded, he or she
may reject the application without appointing an Evaluation Committee to assess the
applicant’s eligibility. Otherwise the matter is to be placed before an Evaluation
Committee, in accordance with Article 40.
      Once the Evaluation Committee’s opinion is available, it shall be sent to the
Selection Committee. The Selection Committee shall forward a reasoned opinion to the
Rector as to whether the requested promotion should be awarded. A Selection Committee
may seek the recommendation of specialists in the relevant academic field.
      If the applicant has, within the last five years, been assessed as qualified for an
equivalent position to the one which he or she is requesting transfer to, the Rector may
award the promotion. Before the Rector makes a decision, however, he or she shall seek
the opinion of the Faculty. This authorisation shall also apply to appointments in cases
where there is only one applicant, in accordance with Paragraph One of Article 29 of
these Rules.
      The University Council shall adopt rules on promotion, including provisions for
minimum research activity and achievement in every position and aspect of professional
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                                              Article 39
  Transfer of research specialists, research scholars and research scientists to teaching
                                             positions
       The Rector may, following an agreement between the relevant Faculty and
Institute, transfer research specialists, research scholars and research scientists to the
position of assistant professor, associate professor or professor, in which case they shall
assume teaching and administrative duties in the relevant Faculty. If a staff member has
not been assessed by an Evaluation Committee in connection with a previous position, an
Evaluation Committee shall assess in accordance with Article 42 whether the staff
member is qualified for transfer between positions.
       If a research specialist is transferred to the position of assistant professor, a research
scholar to the position of associate professor or an research scientist to the position of
professor, without an opinion from an Evaluation Committee concerning the teaching
work of the staff member in question, the standing Evaluation Committee of the relevant
academic field shall provide the Rector with a report on the teaching competence of the
employee concerned.

                                            Article 40
                  Appointment and procedures of Evaluation Committees
      The Rector shall appoint standing Evaluation Committees to assess whether
applicants for vacant positions or promotion are qualified for the position in question.
One Evaluation Committee shall be appointed for each of the University’s main academic
fields in order to discuss all appointments and promotions in the relevant field, where
judgement of competence is required. The main academic fields are the social science
field (the Faculties of Social Sciences, Law, and Business Administration and
Economics), the health science field (the Faculties of Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine and
Odontology), the humanities field (the Faculties of Theology and Humanities), and the
engineering and science field (the Faculties of Science and Engineering). Standing
Evaluation Committees shall be appointed for three years at a time.
      Despite the provision in Paragraph One, the Rector may consent to a request for the
appointment of a special Evaluation Committee for the assessment of applicants for a
specific teaching or specialist position, in exceptional circumstances.
      Evaluation Committees shall consist of three people, appointed on the basis of
nomination, and care shall be taken to ensure that members of the Committee include
both males and females, as far as is practicable. To this end, the nominating parties shall
be required to nominate both a male and a female in every case to serve on the Evaluation
Committee.
      In the case of standing Evaluation Committees, the University Council shall
nominate one member of the standing Committee and the Minister of Education, Science
and Culture a second member. The University Council’s nominee shall chair the
Committee and the Minister of Education, Science and Culture’s nominee shall be deputy
chair. Their substitutes shall be appointed in the same manner. The third Committee
member shall be a specialist in the relevant field, nominated by the Faculty or Institute
concerned, and appointed especially in order to handle each appointment.




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       In the case of special Evaluation Committees, the University Council shall
nominate one member, the Minister of Education, Science and Culture a second and the
Faculty or Institute in which the position is available the third, who shall furthermore
serve as Chair of the Committee.
       At least one of the members appointed to the Committee must work outside the
University of Iceland.
       The Rector shall send the applicants notification giving the names of those
appointed to the Evaluation Committee.
       Only persons who have completed a Master’s or equivalent degree from a
university may be appointed to serve on an Evaluation Committee. The Chair of the
standing Committee must have been assessed as competent to fulfil a professorial
position. The Chair of a specially appointed Committee must have been assessed as
competent to fulfil a position equivalent to the one being dealt with by the Evaluation
Committee. The Rector may nonetheless make exemptions from this requirement for the
Chair of a specially appointed Committee, if the person to be appointed enjoys
recognition in his or her field, has completed a doctoral degree and is evidently qualified
in other respects to be a University instructor.
       The provisions in Chapter II of the Administrative Act, No. 37/1993, shall apply
concerning the special eligibility of Committee members. Further provisions on the work
of Committees shall be included in the procedural rules approved by the University
Council, including the time limit for the processing of appointments.
       The Rector shall appoint a secretary for Evaluation Committees. The secretary’s
role is to assist the Evaluation Committees and ensure that their work is in accordance
with the Administrative Act, University of Iceland Act, these Rules and other laws and
regulations which may apply. The secretary shall be especially responsible for ensuring
that the Evaluation Committees abide by the time limits provided for in these Rules and
the procedural rules approved by the University Council.
       The secretary of an Evaluation Committee shall prepare the discussion of the
applications and ensure that all appropriate documentation and, as applicable,
confirmations and certificates are available when the Committee first convenes to discuss
the appointment. The Chair of the Evaluation Committee shall direct its work and
allocate its tasks among the Committee members.
       The Evaluation Committee may collect further data on applicants should it deem
this necessary in order to assess their eligibility. Care should be taken to avoid
discrimination between applicants. The Evaluation Committee may seek written
assessments from research scientists concerning specific works or the applicant’s general
performance. Should information in any data collected by the Evaluation Committee be
deemed by its members to be disadvantageous to the applicant, the substance of this shall
be made known to the applicant, together with its source, and he or she shall be given the
opportunity to respond.
       Once the Evaluation Committee has started assessing applications, it may not
accept further documentation connected to the application, unless such is to certify
documentation which accompanied the application. The Evaluation Committee shall
carry out its work as speedily as possible, and must submit a draft opinion to the Rector
within 30 days of receipt of all application documentation. If it is foreseeable that the


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work of an Evaluation Committee will extend beyond the above-mentioned limit, it
should send the applicants notification of the fact, stating the reasons for the delay and
when the Committee can be expected to have concluded its work. If this schedule is not
adhered to, a further notification should be sent. The Evaluation Committee shall send the
Rector copies of the above-mentioned letters. The secretary of the Evaluation Committee
shall ensure that the Committee sends the above-mentioned notification.




                                           Article 41
                          The committee’s assessment of applicants
      The Evaluation Committee should submit a reasoned opinion as to whether it can
be concluded, based on an applicant’s publications and research, as well as on his or her
academic record and positions held, that the applicant is qualified to fulfil the advertised
position in the academic field concerned, cf. Point 3, Paragraph One of Article 40. An
applicant who fulfils the above-mentioned minimum requirements shall be deemed
competent to fulfil the position as defined by Paragraph 3 of Article 12 of the University
of Iceland Act, No. 41/1999.
      An Evaluation Committee may take into consideration previous opinions of the
applicant by evaluating committees, provided that these are no more than five years old.
If opinions of earlier evaluation committees are quoted, such quotes should be included in
the opinion of the Evaluation Committee and the Committee shall give grounds for its
own position on the statements referred to.
      With due regard to educational qualifications, the assessment shall be based on the
following aspects of professional work: research, teaching and administration.
      The Evaluation Committee shall base its assessment of the applicant on the
assessment rules adopted by the Salary Council (kjararáð) concerning professorial
positions and the University of Iceland and Union of University Teachers’ standardised
assessment rules, as applicable. The Evaluation Committee shall also take account of the
Faculty Council’s or, as appropriate, the Faculty Selection Committee’s definition of the
position that has been advertised or to which the applicant has requested transfer.
      If an applicant is obviously qualified to fulfil the advertised position, e.g. if the
opinion of a previous evaluation committee or other assessment is available that the
Committee regards as satisfactory, the Evaluation Committee need not assess his or her
case further. In other respects, the assessment shall be based on the following viewpoints:
     1. In assessing research, the main emphasis shall be on its scientific value. Such
         assessment shall include the originality of the research project, its independence
         of other research and publications, knowledge of the status of research in the
         relevant academic field, treatment of sources and scholarly methodology,
         scholarly innovation and, as appropriate, the practical value of the research.
         Teaching materials and other original work can be of scientific value insofar as
         they fulfil these requirements. Assessment shall be concerned firstly with written
         works, books and articles that have been published or accepted for publication in
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         evaluated. Secondly, consideration shall be given to opinions and progress
         reports which the applicant has submitted as complete. Thirdly, work in progress
         may be considered.
    2.   In assessing teaching contribution, the main focus should be on how much care
         an applicant has devoted to his or her teaching work, for instance in compiling
         teaching materials and instructions, and to the variety and originality of his or
         her teaching methods. In addition, consideration shall be given to initiative in
         developing and improving the organisation of teaching, together with efforts to
         encourage students to acquire independent and scholarly working practices.
    3.   With regard to promotion, Rules No. 863/2001 apply to the promotion of
         instructors, specialists and scholars at the University of Iceland. The rules on
         promotion should also be borne in mind during assessment of applicants for
         advertised positions, although for new appointments the minimum requirement
         for teaching points, cf. Article 4 of the above-mentioned rules on promotion,
         does not apply. The Evaluation Committee may take into account any data that
         may exist within the University on applicants concerning their professional
         competence and work contribution.
    4.   Administrative experience, both within and outside the University, shall be
         assessed.
    5.   The Evaluation Committee may also consider other work experience of
         applicants that may be of value in the position they are applying for.


                                           Article 42
                           Opinion of the Evaluation Committee
      The Evaluation Committee shall begin its opinion by explaining the criteria and
data on which it has based its assessment of the applicants and the methodology used in
evaluating them. The opinion shall state what data the Committee has collected on the
applicants.
      The Evaluation Committee must state only its reasoned opinion as to whether an
applicant is qualified, on the basis of the previously mentioned viewpoints, to fulfil the
advertised position or position to which he or she is requesting transfer. The Evaluation
Committee may not rank the applicants for the advertised position in order of preference.
The opinion of the Evaluation Committee, or the majority of its members, shall be
conclusive as to whether it considers the applicants qualified or not. Should disagreement
arise within an Evaluation Committee, votes must be cast individually for each applicant,
where each of the Committee members must be either for or against. A minority may
explain the reasons for its position in a separate opinion. If the Evaluation Committee is
in agreement, it shall submit a single opinion.
      An Evaluation Committee’s opinion that the applicant is qualified means no more
than that he or she should be considered for the position.


                                       Article 43
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       The Evaluation Committee shall send the Rector its opinion, dated and signed by
all Committee members, together with the applicant’s record and a list of publications.
As soon as the Evaluation Committee has sent the Rector a draft opinion, all
documentation relating to the application should be forwarded to the Selection
Committee.
       If the Rector deems that the Evaluation Committee’s draft opinion is not in
accordance with the law, or that the procedures of the Evaluation Committee are not in
accordance with the law, he or she shall return the opinion to the Evaluation Committee
which shall rectify the defects. A letter from the Rector to the Evaluation Committee
shall indicate in what respects the work of the Committee is considered unsatisfactory. If
the Rector returns an opinion to the Committee, he or she shall notify the applicants of
the fact.
         The Rector shall send each applicant the entire opinion of the Evaluation
Committee. The Rector shall provide applicants with the opportunity to reply in writing
to the opinion before forwarding it to the Faculty Selection Committee for further
processing. Applicants shall have 14 days to submit their comments. Should the Rector
deem that such comments give reason to do so, he or she may refer them, in whole or in
part, to the Evaluation Committee and also request that it provide further explanations of
certain points. Comments from applicants and, as the case may be, an enquiry from the
Rector and reply by the Evaluation Committee shall accompany the Committee’s opinion
when this is forwarded to the Faculty Selection Committee.
       Should an applicant withdraw his or her application before the Evaluation
Committee’s opinion has been forwarded to the Selection Committee, he or she has a
right to request that he or she should not be discussed in the Committee’s opinion,
provided such a request is made in writing. After the above-mentioned deadline has
passed, an Evaluation Committee’s opinion shall not be altered for this reason. Once the
Rector has sent the Evaluation Committee’s opinion to the Selection Committee, it shall
be regarded as final and complete.



                                            Article 44
 The composition of a Selection Committee and procedures for selecting from applicants
                                  qualified for the position
      Each Faculty is to have a Selection Committee. Its role is to present the Rector with
proposals for appointments to the Faculty and to Institutes under the auspices of the
Faculty. In the case of positions at Institutes under the auspices of the University Council,
the role of Selection Committee shall be undertaken by the Board of the Institute
concerned. Study Boards shall undertake the role of Selection Committee in relation to
positions in multidisciplinary study programmes.
      The Faculty Selection Committee shall comprise five members. Only persons who
have completed a Master’s or equivalent degree from a university may be appointed to
the Selection Committee.
      For Faculties divided into Departments, the composition of the Selection
Committee shall be as follows:


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          a) The Dean, who shall also be Chair of the Selection Committee.
          b) The Head of Department.
          c) One departmental representative, appointed by the relevant department in
              each case, who must be a specialist in the relevant field.
          d) One Faculty representative, appointed in each case by the relevant Faculty
              Council or Dean, who must be a specialist in the relevant field.
          e) One representative of the Rector, appointed for a term of three years.
      For Faculties not divided into departments the composition shall be:
          a) The Dean, who shall also be Chair of the Selection Committee.
          b) One representative elected by the Faculty for a term of three years.
          c) Two representatives appointed in each case by the Faculty Council or
              Dean, who must be specialists in the relevant field.
          d) One representative of the Rector, appointed for a term of three years.
      When the position is at an Institute under the auspices of a Faculty or where the
position is subject to a joint agreement with an Institute outside the University the
composition shall be:
          a) The Dean, who shall also be Chair of the Selection Committee.
          b) One representative appointed in each case by the Director of the Institute,
              who must be a specialist in the relevant field.
          c) A head of laboratory or head of section or other representative of the
              Institute.
          d) One Faculty representative, appointed in each case by the Faculty Council
              or Dean, who must be a specialist in the relevant field.
          e) One representative of the Rector, appointed for a term of three years.

      The majority of the Selection Committee should preferably be eligible for a
professorial position and the Committee members should be both male and female. The
Deputy Dean of Faculty shall be the Dean’s substitute on the Selection Committee.
Faculty, Department, Institute and Rector shall choose substitutes for their
representatives.
      A Selection Committee may seek the recommendation of specialists in the relevant
academic field. A Selection Committee may summon the relevant department or, as the
case may be, subject or laboratory, to attend a meeting with them.
      The Selection Committee and Board of the Institute may decide to limit the
selection to those applicants who are considered to best fulfil the viewpoints on which the
awarding of the position is to be based. Applicants must be informed of this decision and
reasons are to be provided for the decision should this be requested.
      The Selection Committee shall usually summon those applicants to interview who
are on the short-list for selection. The Selection Committee may also invite applicants
who are under consideration to give a lecture.
      The Dean shall send the Rector the Selection Committee’s reasoned proposal as to
who should be appointed to the position. The proposal must be sent within 30 days of the
Selection Committee’s having received the documentation from the Evaluation
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eligible applicant. The Selection Committee may recommend that no appointment should
be made to the position.
      The Rector shall provide Selection Committees with the services of a secretary. A
Selection Committee may collect further data on applicants.
      The University Council may adopt further procedural rules for Selection
Committees.

                                           Article 45
                  Viewpoints on the selection of the most eligible applicant
      Selection of the most eligible applicant must take account of Faculty policy and
developments connected with the position in question. In addition, it must be based on
the viewpoints listed in Articles 34 and 41.
      During its assessment the Selection Committee may take into consideration how
likely the applicant is, depending on his or her record, to help realise the Faculty’s
objectives.
      Selection shall also be based on an applicant’s performance in the interview and
lecture, if the decision has been taken to use this method of data collection.




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