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  • Sabbaticals for research unit directors of Paris University 13 (Science Committee meeting of May 26, 2009 and changes to procedures of August 2010)

    In order to enable teaching researchers and the directors and assistant directors of research units (or LabEx) of the university to pursue effective research in the best conditions in parallel with their management responsibilities, the university provides them with the possibility of a sabbatical from teaching. This measure is obviously not intended to be a substitute for the pursuit by the university of a policy for the opening of administrative and technical positions in laboratories, many of which are notorious for having a lack of research support staff.

    Conditions

    • You must be the official director or assistance director of a research unit recognized by the ministry and the university (or be the coordinator of a LabEx).

    • You are not doing any additional hours of teaching during the years concerned.

    • Sabbaticals are valid for a number of years for the entire duration of the directorship appointment but cannot be accumulated. It must be renewed whenever the researcher is newly appointed or re-appointed, which is the case for the majority of research unit directors for 2014.

    Length of sabbatical

    The standard sabbatical is 1/3 of statutory obligations (equivalent to 64 hours of tutorials). It can, upon the decision of the Research Committee, be reduced to 1/6 or increased to 2/3 depending on the specific situation of each laboratory.

    Procedures

    The director’s request must include a covering letter specifying the conditions of the directorship role in full detail (staff required, volume of administrative activity, all the responsibilities external to the laboratory, etc.), a CV and a list of recent publications as well as a brief description of current and future research.

    Any sabbaticals requested must not interfere with the proper running of the teaching departments, which must have time to prepare substitute teachers.

    In order to be compensated, the institute or department concerned must make the additional hours corresponding to the period of relief from teaching service the object of the following:

    • A declaration including records of service and, if necessary, a reference document specifying the number of hours and nature of the work

    • Negotiations between the institute or department concerned and the senior management of the university during their budget discussions in the autumn

    Key dates

    Please contact the Office for Research and Doctoral Studies at 01 49 40 32 41 to submit an application in electronic format (.doc or .pdf) no later than the beginning of September 2015. The opinion of the research committee of the parent institute of the researcher’s original laboratory (LLSHS, SMBH, DSPS or Galilée) as well as the opinion of the institute or department where the researcher will be working must be submitted to the Office for Research and Doctoral Studies before the date the Academic Committee meets to deliberate.

    Directors who are only nominated or whose position is only renewed in the autumn can still submit an application afterwards.

  • Sabbaticals from teaching for teaching researchers who are the heads of research projects require a large amount of administrative processing
    (Science Committee meeting of May 22, 2007 and changes to procedures of August 2010).

    Sabbaticals from teaching are approved subject to the following conditions:

    • The researcher is leading an ANR project, a European project or other research project that is particularly complex.

    • The amount of funding allotted and managed must be declared in advance and must amount to more than €100,000 (or €50,000 for one year) for the component that concerns Paris University 13 and for the entirety of the project.

    • The researcher is not engaged in any additional teaching activities for remuneration in or outside of Paris University 13.

    • The sabbatical is annual, cannot be accumulated, and is valid for the entire duration of the project expect for « young researchers » projects, in which case it is only valid once for one year only.

    Length of sabbatical from teaching

    • 1/3 of statutory obligations (equivalent to 64 hours of tutorials) in the case of teaching researchers who are the coordinators of ANR projects or European projects or networks managed by Paris University 13.

    • 1/4 of obligations (equivalent to 48 hours of tutorials) in the case of the local heads of projects managed by another institution, in accordance with the conditions described above.

    Procedures

    Applications must contain a description of the project (three pages maximum), including the reasons that justify the required administrative workload, a CV, a supporting letter from the director of the laboratory and a copy of the research agreement specifying the amount and duration of funding. The application must be approved by the Academic Committee and confirmed by the Board of Directors and its date of submission must be compatible with the schedules of the teaching departments, which must have time to prepare a substitute teacher.

    In order to be compensated, the institute or department concerned must make the additional hours corresponding to the period of relief from teaching service the object of the following:

    • A declaration including records of service and, if necessary, a reference document specifying the number of hours and nature of the work

    • Negotiations between the institute or department concerned and the senior management of the university during their budget discussions in the autumn

    Key dates

    Please contact the Office for Research and Doctoral Studies at 01 49 40 32 41 to submit an application in electronic format (.doc or .pdf) no later than the beginning of September 2015. The opinion of the research committee of the parent institute of the researcher’s original laboratory (LLSHS, SMBH, DSPS or Galilée) as well as the opinion of the institute or department where the researcher will be working must be submitted to the Office for Research and Doctoral Studies before the date the Academic Committee meets to deliberate.

    Applications can still be submitted for agreements that are only finalized in the autumn following their finalization.

    Additional recommendation of the Research Committee

    The Committee encourages project coordinators to provide in their agreements, whenever possible, for the funding of all or part of the cost of the change in their responsibilities.

  • Procedure to facilitate integration into the laboratories of Paris University 13 (Science Committee meeting of June 22, 2004 and amendments of the Science Committee of June 25, 2013)

    Procedure for a sabbatical from teaching for senior lecturers whose position is the first they have held in a higher-education institution in order to facilitate their integration into the research laboratories of Paris University 13.

    Key dates

    The present call for proposals was launched in order to collect applications from recently appointed associate professors. This year, the Academic Committee will process applications. Please contact the Office for Research and Doctoral Studies at 01 49 40 32 41 to submit an application in electronic format (.doc or .pdf) by the beginning of September 2015. The opinion of the research committee of the parent institute of the researcher’s original laboratory (LLSHS, SMBH, DSPS or Galilée) as well as the opinion of the institute or department where the researcher will be working must be submitted to the Office for Research and Doctoral Studies before the date the Academic Committee meets to deliberate.

    Applications

    Applications must contain a plan describing how the applicant will be integrated in the host laboratory (three pages maximum), a CV, a list of works and a supporting letter from the director. The application must then be approved by the Academic Committee and confirmed by the Board of Directors.

    Conditions

    A sabbatical equal to one third of the contractual obligations (equivalent to 64 hours of tutorials) for the first year, and equal to one sixth of the contractual obligations (equivalent to 32 hours of tutorials) for the second year, will be granted to the selected candidates in exchange for their promise not to engage in any additional remunerated teaching activity, whether in or outside of Paris University 13. An activity report must also be produced and submitted at the end of the period.

    Compensation of costs

    To receive compensation, the institute or department concerned must make the additional hours corresponding to the period of sabbaticals the object of the following:

    • A declaration including records of service and, if necessary, a reference document specifying the number of hours and nature of the work

    • Negotiations between the institute or department concerned and the senior management of the university during their budget discussions in the autumn