Appendix III. Further regulations ius promovendi AP
When awarding the ius promovendi to an Associate Professor, the following principles, the following procedure and the following criteria for award apply:
When awarding the ius promovendi to an Associate Professor, the following principles apply:
i. In principle, the Doctorate Board confers the ius promovendi to the Associate Professor for an undefined period.
ii. An Associate Professor’s ius promovendi lapses upon termination of employment.
iii. Wearing a toga is still only permitted for professors.
When awarding the ius promovendi to an Associate Professor, the following procedure is followed:
i. The dean will propose an Associate Professor as candidate PhD supervisor to the Doctorate Board via the secretary of the Doctorate Board. The nomination is (where possible) submitted prior to the commencement or at least within the first three months of the PhD track. The nomination from the dean must at least contain:
- a (substantiated) positive recommendation from the professor in the relevant field to Radboud University (max. 1 A4);
- a (substantiated) assessment of the competences of the candidate PhD supervisor (see the ‘criteria’ section below) (max. 2 A4)
ii. The Doctorate Board determines whether the candidate PhD supervisor is eligible for the ius promovendi using the proposal submitted.
iii. The Doctorate Board makes a decision about granting the ius promovendi and informs the relevant parties about that decision
3 Criteria for granting the ius promovendi
The dean will support the nomination using competence criteria. These demonstrate that the candidate (I) is a good researcher and (II) a good supervisor. The following traits are examples of these:
i. Characteristics of a good researcher in the field may be:
- The candidate PhD supervisor is currently in the promotion process to become a professor, is in a tenure track, or meets the applicable (domain-specific) criteria for these. For example, this criterion can be satisfied by means of career agreements within the tenure track.
- The candidate PhD supervisor is the principal investigator/coordinator of an important grant/project, such as an ERC Consolidator Grant, ERC Advanced Grant, Vici, or something comparable.
- The candidate PhD supervisor has published appealing and well-cited publications in the field.
ii. Characteristics of a good supervisor in the field may be:
- The candidate PhD supervisor has already been a successful PhD co-supervisor several times. The number of times may vary by discipline, faculty, and university.
- The PhD graduations where the candidate PhD supervisor was involved as co-supervisor were completed according to schedule.
- P&D interviews indicate that supervisors have assessed the completed supervision by the candidate supervisor in the co-supervisor role as good.