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Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

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Overview Slovakia

Contents

Slovakia:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Slovakia:Historical Development

Slovakia:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Slovakia:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Slovakia:Political and Economic Situation

Slovakia:Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Slovakia:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Slovakia:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Slovakia:Organisation of Private Education

Slovakia:National Qualifications Framework

Slovakia:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Slovakia:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Slovakia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Funding in Education

Slovakia:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Slovakia:Higher Education Funding

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training Funding

Slovakia:Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Slovakia:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Higher Education

Slovakia:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Slovakia:First Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Bachelor

Slovakia:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Slovakia:Second Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Slovakia:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Distribution of Responsibilities

Slovakia:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Slovakia:Main Providers

Slovakia:Main Types of Provision

Slovakia:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Slovakia:Teachers and Education Staff

Slovakia:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Management and Other Education Staff

Slovakia:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Slovakia:Management Staff for Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Quality Assurance

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Educational Support and Guidance

Slovakia:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Slovakia:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Slovakia:Mobility and Internationalisation

Slovakia:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Higher Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Slovakia:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Slovakia:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:National Reforms in School Education

Slovakia:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Slovakia:National Reforms in Higher Education

Slovakia:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Slovakia:European Perspective

Slovakia:Legislation

Slovakia:Institutions

Slovakia:Glossary

During his work at a higher education institution in the status of a university teacher or scientific worker  the above mentioned workers are expected professional development which is manifested in acquisition of academic degrees  (scientific-pedagogical degrees) of  docent  and “profesor“. According to the Act No. 131/2002 of the Law Code on higher education and on the change and supplement to some acts; the specialist who is active as a researcher and teacher at a university and meets certain criteria, may apply at the university which has been assigned the corresponding rights, for scientific-pedagogical degree or artistic-pedagogical degree of “docent“ or “profesor“ in the given field of study. These rights are vested to the higher education institutions by the Accreditation Commission at the Ministry of  Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR which is an advisory body of the Government of the SR.



Planning Policy

The planning policy indicating filling the posts of university teachers has not been worked out. Staff management is performed by each university and vocational higher education institution itself.



Entry to the Profession

The way of filling the posts of university teachers is set by the Act No.131 on higher education and on the change and supplement to some acts. The filling of posts of university teachers and filling the posts of profesors and docents is performed by selection procedure. Each higher education institution or university has prepared ´Principles of selection procedure for filling posts of university teachers, posts of research workers, posts of profesors and docents and posts of head workers´, which it follows.

The selection procedure for filling the post of profesor and the post of docent is, at the same time, a selection procedure for filling post of a university teacher.

The announcement of selection procedure must be publicised on an official board of the university or faculty, in case that it is concerned with an employment or post to be filled at a faculty, and provided to the ministry for publication on its special website. The announcement of the selection procedure for filling a post of profesor must be also publicised in periodical daily press with nation-wide competence.



Professional Status

Higher education institutions are legal entities. The labour-legal relations of employees of the public higher education institutions and the State higher education institutions with an employer are regulated by a special provision, unless set up otherwise.

The academic community is composed of university teachers and research workers who are employed in the higher education institution for a set-up weekly working time, the other university staff, if stipulated by the university statute (employee part of the academic community of the higher education institution), and students of the higher education institution (student part of the academic community of the higher education institutions).



Salaries

University teachers are remunerated according to a special scale of salary brackets. The employees of higher education institutions are remunerated by a special scale of salary brackets of university teachers, research and development workers. The tariff salary is made up of two parts, it consists of salary brackets of educational employee, the increase of salary brackets depending on the length of included experience. 

The latest legislative changes (Regulation of the Governement no. 393/2014, establishing the increased scales of salary brackets of employees performing work in public interest as of the 1st January 2015) govern the salaries of higher education teachers and research staff.  Salaries of higher education teachers are divided into 12 salary brackets based on the number of the years of practice; and into 14 salary grades based on the education achieved and difficulty of the work performed.



Working Time and Holidays

Higher education institutions represent scientific and educational institutions, providing teaching and research in a certain proportion. This proportion is regulated by the higher education institutions themselves.

The very tasks concerning content of the work are a part of the working load, creating an annex to the labour contract.

The length of a university teacher leave is nine weeks.



Promotion, Advancement

By acquisition of scientific-pedagogical degrees of “docent” and “professor” the university teacher also secures an advancement in employment. The posts of “docents” and “profesors” are, however, declared selection procedures by higher education institutions to be applied by the university teachers who had achieved one of the above academic degrees. The post of “docent” or “profesor” is given to the applicant after successful completing of the selection procedure only.

In higher education institutions, the prerequisite of acquisition of the scientific-pedagogical or artistic-pedagogical degree of Associate Professor is a successful habilitation on the basis of a habilitation thesis. The prerequisite of acquisition of the scientific-pedagogical or artistic-pedagogical degree of Professor is the preceding acquisition of the degree of Associate Professor. The scientific-pedagogical or artistic-pedagogical degree of Visiting Professor is awarded by the Chancellor following a proposal of the Scientific Council of the higher education institution to such an external worker who is outwardly a distinguished scientific (artistic) personality in an appropriate branch of science (art). The scientific-pedagogical or artistic-pedagogical degree of Visiting Associate Professor is awarded by the Dean following a proposal of the Scientific Council of the faculty to such an external worker who has manifestly achieved significant scientific results or created artistic masterpieces. The strict and taxative procedures on acquisition of scientific-pedagogical degrees or artistic-pedagogical degrees of "docent" and "profesor" are laid down in decree of Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic No. 6/2005 of the Law Code as amendment by subsequent provision.



Retirement and Pensions

The employment of university teachers, research workers and artistic workers finishes at the end of the academic year in which they have reached the age of 70 years, unless their employment was terminated earlier on a substantial reason. With the approval of the Academic Senate of the faculty (university) the Dean (Chancellor) can extend the employment also upon having reached the above age.


Legislation References

Act No. 317/2009 on Professional and Pedagogical Employees and Professional Employees and on the change and supplement to some acts (Act of the National Council of the SR).
Act No. 553/2003 on remuneration of some employees at the work performance in public interest and on the change and supplement to some acts as amended by subsequent provision (Act of the National Council of the SR).
Act No. 131/2002 on higher education and on the change and supplement to some acts as amended by subsequent provision (fully wording in the Act No. 175/2008) (Act of the National Council of SR).
Decree No. 6/2005 on the procedure of acquisition of scientific-pedagogical and artisticpedagogical degrees of "docent" and "professor" as amendment by subsequent provision (Decree of the Ministry of Education of the SR).
Regulation of the Governement of the Slovak Republic no. 393/2014 establishing the increased scales of salary brackets of employees performing work in public interest (Regulation of the Governement of the Slovak Republic).