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Job promotion

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In Belgian academic life,  job promotions are rare. In short, tenured academics can move along the following scale:

  1. Chargé de cours
  2. Professeur
  3. Professeur ordinaire

The dream of all academics is to move to grade 3. Means a little more money but more importantly, peer recognition.

Promotions typically happen every two years. Tenured academics can apply for promotion. Applications are reviewed, and ranked by ad hoc committees which scrutinize in particular (i) teaching skills; (ii) research record; and (iii) contribution to University affairs (with a strong emphasis on (ii)).

Yesterday, I moved from 1 to 2. I am now officially a (happy) Professor. This blog, and your visits, have likely contributed to this. Again, thanks for your trust and support.

Written by Nicolas Petit

16 December 2010 at 9:48 am

Posted in Life at University

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  1. congrats!


    16 December 2010 at 9:54 am

    • Well deserved!

      Laura Zadunayski

      16 December 2010 at 10:40 am

  2. Congratulations, Professor!

    Sonia Jozwiak

    16 December 2010 at 12:45 pm

  3. Congrats, Mr. Professor!


    16 December 2010 at 2:51 pm

  4. Congratulations!


    17 December 2010 at 11:33 am

  5. Congratulations Nicolas!


    17 December 2010 at 12:06 pm

  6. […] column: Nico was  undeservedly   promoted to the category of Professor. Also,  it was known yesterday that Damien Geradin, a longtime co-author of his, is leaving […]

  7. Thanks to all of you for the kind words.

    Nicolas Petit

    19 December 2010 at 3:36 pm

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