Access to the top of the career in higher education no longer depends on a competition – ZAP


José Sena Goulão / Lusa

The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES), led by Manuel Heitor, will change the sector’s career statutes until the end of 2022, starting with the activities of scientific researchers, later this year.

Second advanced this Monday the Public, the revision of career statutes in public higher education will “occur until the end of the legislature”.

This review includes the career progression processes related to the recruitment of new teachers. Entry into the career will continue to be made through an international public competition, but the changes should allow access to the intermediate and higher categories of those who obtain the best. performance evaluation.

The Government also wants to ensure that recruitment favors the entry of doctorates with experience in other institutions; clarify the exceptional situations that allow teachers to give classes for free, reserving them for retired and retired teachers; and “explain the rules for the effective hiring of guest professors”.

Before the career statutes of public sector teachers, the Scientific Research Career Statute will be revised, guaranteeing the integration in the careers of doctorates currently hired for a fixed term under the Foundation for Science and Technology, with separate entry mechanisms. and career advancement.

The revision also encompasses the creation of a legal regime for teaching and research staff in private higher education establishments.

Institutions will have 18 months of dating after the entry into force of the new diploma, but the Government admits “longer deadlines for smaller establishments”.

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