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ISHIK UNIVERSITY PROMOTION CRITERIA GUIDELINES
Objective:

The objective of the guideline is to specify the promotion criteria.

Scope:

The guideline covers promotions to the following positions:

Assistant Lecturer

Lecturer

Assistant Professor

Professor

Important Note: The following terms are used interchangeably in this document

  1. University means Ishik University
  2. President means Ishik University President
  3. Faculty Council means Ishik University Faculty Council
  4. University Council or Senate means Ishik University Senate
  5. Promotion Committee means Ishik University Promotion Committee
  6. Dean means Ishik University Deans
  7. Head of Departments mean Ishik University Head of Departments

 

Article 1:

PROMOTION TO ‘LECTURER and ASSISTANT LECTURER’ POSITION

  1. Assistant Lecturer

The applicant for “Assistant Lecturer” position must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree
  • The applicant must be an “Assistant Lecturer” at a university.
  • The applicant must show performance to a satisfactory level in all aspects in classroom observations (or the applicant’s performance can be monitored by the committee). The observers provide a report about the performance of the applicant.
  • The applicant must have a pedagogical formation certificate (a certificate taken from an institution other than Kurdistan Regional Institutions is not accepted).
  • The applicant must get a minimum IELTS score of 5 and its equivalents (TOEFL IBT 56 and Pearson 47).
  • For the applicants who graduated after 2012, the bachelor degree average must be a minimum of 60.
  • The applicant must accumulate a minimum of 50 Research Points.
  • The applicant must equalize all his/her diplomas taken from universities other than Kurdistan Regional universities.
  • The applicant must provide his/her bachelor and master diplomas along with transcripts.
  • The applicant must provide an application letter for promotion
  • The applicant must provide department head’s letter for promotion
  • The applicant must provide dean’s letter for promotion

 

  1. Lecturer

The applicant for “lecturer” position must fulfill one of the following requirements:

  • The applicant must be a Ph.D. holder or its equivalent or must have the highest scientific, technical, or professional certificate in disciplines that does not give a PhD which can be obtained after a-three-year study.
  • The applicant must hold an assistant lecturer position at a university.
  • The applicant must show performance to a satisfactory level in all aspects in classroom observations. The observers provide a report about the performance of the applicant.
  • The applicant must have a pedagogical formation certificate (a certificate taken from an institution other than Kurdistan Regional Institutions is not accepted).
  • The applicant must accumulate a minimum of 50 Research Points.
  • The applicant must equalize all his/her diplomas taken from universities other than Kurdistan Regional universities.
  • The applicant must provide his/her bachelor and master diplomas along with transcripts.
  • The applicant must provide an application letter for promotion
  • The applicant must provide department head’s letter for promotion
  • The applicant must provide dean’s letter for promotion

 

 

Article 2:

PROMOTION TO ‘ASSISTANT PROFESSOR’ POSITION

The applicant for “Assistant Professor” position must fulfill the following requirements:

 

  1. The applicant must be a “Lecturer” at a university for four years.
  2. The applicant must be Ph.D. holder.
  3. The applicant must accumulate a minimum of 70 Research Points in all these years.
  4. The applicant must produce at least three articles, in one of which the applicant must be the sole author.
  5. One of the articles produced by the applicant must be published in a journal indexed by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier, Springer etc. (SSCI and/or SCI).
  6. One of the tree articles required for promotion can be a conference proceeding provided that it is not the first cycle of the conference.
  7. The applicant cannot perform an application for promotion if he/she has a disciplinary action.
  8. The applicant must show performance to a satisfactory level in all aspects in classroom observations. The observers provide a report about the performance of the applicant.
  9. The applicant must have a pedagogical formation certificate (a certificate taken from an institution other than Kurdistan Regional Institutions is not accepted).
  10. The applicant must get a minimum IELTS score of 5 and its equivalents (TOEFL IBT 56 and Pearson 47).
  11. The applicant must equalize all his/her diplomas taken from universities other than Kurdistan Regional universities.
  12. The applicant must provide his/her bachelor, master, and PhD diplomas along with transcripts.
  13. All the publications of the applicant must be related to his/her academic field of study.
  14. Only the first three authors of an article or a book will be taken into consideration.
  15. The applicant cannot quote from his/her master and/or Ph.D. theses in his/her publications
  16. The publishing process of the articles/books must be completed.
  17. The applicant must provide an application letter for promotion

 

Article 3:

PROMOTION TO ‘PROFESSOR’ POSITION

The applicant for “Professor” position must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a Ph.D. holder.
  2. The applicant must be working as an “Assistant Professor” at a university for six years.
  3. The applicant must accumulate a minimum of 70 Research Points in all these years.
  4. The applicant must produce at least six articles, one of which the applicant must be the sole author.
  5. One of the articles produced by the applicant must be published in a journal indexed by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier, Springer etc. (SSCI and/or SCI).
  6. One of the tree articles required for promotion can be a conference proceeding provided that it is not the first cycle of the conference.
  7. All other articles must be published in indexed articles.
  8. A conference proceeding is acceptable provided that it is not the first cycle of the conference.
  9. The applicant cannot perform an application for promotion if he/she has a disciplinary action.
  10. The applicant must supervise at least 2 master theses and one Ph.D. thesis.
  11. All the publications of the applicant must be related to his/her academic field of study.
  12. Only the first three authors of an article or a book will be taken into consideration.
  13. The applicant cannot quote from his/her master and/or Ph.D. theses in his/her publications
  14. The publishing process of the articles/books must be completed.

 

Article 4:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE APPLICANTS

  • The applicant presents a written request for academic promotion to the head of the related department three months before the required period, and attaches four copies of his/her articles and books.
  • The head of department will send the request with the same attachments to the vice-presidency within one week after the request is received.

 

Promotion Booklet at Ishik University: CLICK HERE  Word Document.