UAA adopts new HEC criteria for hiring faculty
RAWALPINDI, June 29(Dawn): The University of Arid Agriculture (UAA) has adopted
a new criteria for the up-gradation of teaching posts, in line with the
directives of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to the
The university syndicate has also approved the new HEC
criterion for up-gradation of teaching posts, with effect from May 30,
According to a news release issued by the university, the policy
was announced by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on the 'World Teachers Day' for
public universities' faculty members.
With the adoption of new criteria
the post of lecturer has been up-graded to BPS-18, that of assistant professor
to BPS-19, associate professor to BPS-20 and professor to
According to new eligibility criteria for recruitment of
university teachers, the pre-requisite qualification for the post of lecturer
will be a Master's degree with first division and no third division in the whole
academic career of the applicant.
However, the university may forward the
case of a candidate for selection to HEC if nobody meets this criterion till
Sept 30, 2008.
For the post of assistant professor, the candidate should
have a PhD or a Master's degree with four years' experience. For associate
professor, the candidate will be required to have 10 years' teaching and/or
research experience and must have eight research publications, with at least two
publications in last five years, till Sept 30, 2008, besides a PhD in the
The condition for research papers will be raised to 10
publications, including four published in the last five years, after the
deadline in 2008.
Similarly, for the post of professor, a candidate must
have a PhD degree with 15 years' teaching and/or research experience and have 12
research publications, including three published in the last five years, till
Sept 30, 2008.
After the 2008 deadline, a professor would be required to
produce 15 research publications, including five in the last five
All research publications must be published in HEC-recognized