Revised ABC criteria to be submitted for consultation
The criteria for the permanent appointment of academic staff at Nat, also known as the 'ABC criteria', have been revised based on recommendations from a working group representing relevant committees and councils at Nat.
During the spring, a working group consisting of representatives from the Academic Council, the Faculty Liaison Committee, the Committee for Diversity and Equality, the administration (HR), the AU Junior Researcher Association, and the faculty management team have prepared recommendations for a new version of the ABC criteria (the criteria for the permanent appointment of academic staff at the Faculty of Natural Sciences).
The efforts of the working group resulted in a number of suggestions and input, which have been reviewed and discussed with great interest by the faculty management team.
The team has since prepared a new version of the criteria, which are now ready to be submitted for consultation.
A good process
The ABC criteria have been used at ST, and later Nat, since 2013. The purpose of the revised version of the criteria is to:
- add criteria that reflect the focus on teaching experience inherent in the new job structure.
- revise the requirement for stays abroad, and
- focus on the job categories relevant to Nat – and in general simplify the document.
Dean Kristian Pedersen appreciates the many good discussions and input during the process and is pleased to be able to now send the new version of the criteria for consultation.
"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the working group from the Academic Council, the Faculty Liaison Committee, the Committees for Diversity and Equality, the Administration (HR), the AU Junior Researcher Association and the faculty management team for their hard work and recommendations to the faculty management team. It’s been a good process, and the working group’s efforts have resulted in some extremely relevant and useful input for our discussions,” he says.
Read the revised version of the ABC criteria here.
The deadline for submitting a consultation response is Monday 12 September 2022. Consultation responses should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org