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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONS APPLYING FOR THE POSITION OF A RESEARCHER AT THE LITHUANIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH CENTRE THROUGH A PUBLIC COMPETITION PROCESS

1. Researchers are eligible to apply for research positions at the Lithuanian Social Research Centre if they:
1.1. Conduct research and publish:
1.1.1. research monographs or studies;
1.1.2. scientific articles in refereed (hereinafter - scholarly publications refereed in international databases) or peer-reviewed (hereinafter – peer-reviewed periodical, serial or one-off publications using an international board of academic editors and assigned ISSN or ISBN numbers) Lithuanian and foreign scholarly publications;
1.1.3. scientific articles in cultural or professional publications (periodical, serial or one-off);
1.1.4. articles written on the basis of scientific conference reports or analytical reviews of research works in periodical, serial or one-off scholarly publications (both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed);
1.1.5. reports or plenary lectures in international and national scientific conferences and seminars.

1.2. Conduct applied research:
1.2.1. prepare (and compile) periodic and non-period scientific publications, prepare publications of scientific sources, translations of scientific texts;
1.2.2. draft the most important legislation (of the President, the Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania), opinions and comments regarding draft legislation, etc.; prepare publications of scientific sources (scientific facsimiles, typological and thematic maps, lexicographic sources, scientific systematic catalogues of sources, practical works on terminology and use of language), scientific bibliographic publications;
1.2.3. are engaged in social and cultural development, participate in scientific expert organisations (are their members), engage in expert and other applied scientific activities (lead the organisational committee for an international or national event or programme, or are members thereof; lead the editorial board of a national, international or interstate periodical or serial scholarly publication, are editors-in-chief of such publications or members of their editorial board; lead a doctoral studies commission, dissertation defence council, or are members of such commission or council, or act as dissertation opponents);
1.2.4. participate in international or national research programme projects (as principal coordinators, coordinator partners or developers);
1.2.5. participate in academic/scholarly traineeships and research exchange programmes.

1.3. Are engaged in training, educational and scientific dissemination activities:
1.3.1. have prepared study guides for higher education institutions, course books or methodical material;
1.3.2. act as supervisors for doctoral students, develop and teach subjects included in doctoral study programmes, supervise post-doctoral traineeships;
1.3.3. have prepared reviews of scientific publications and publications for the dissemination of science, including reviews of research works intended both for professional and general public and published in cultural or professional publications;
1.3.4. have given public lectures and cycles of public lectures;
1.3.5. have been engaged in regular dissemination of scientific knowledge by means of mass media, have created and monitored online science dissemination sources, etc.

Activities in paragraphs 1.1 through 1.3 are listed in the order of importance. Internationally acknowledged research works are considered to be the most valuable.

2. The minimum requirements established for applicants seeking to take part in the COMPETITION for the position of a researcher of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre:
2.1. A scientist applying to the position of the Chief Research Officer is required to have been published, since the time of being granted the PhD degree, at least 18 scientific articles in refereed or peer-reviewed Lithuanian or foreign scholarly publications, or a scientific monograph or study (or a part thereof which cannot be less than 4 quires (1 quire equals 40,000 computer characters)) prepared otherwise than on the basis of the doctoral thesis and at least 10 articles in refereed or peer-reviewed Lithuanian or foreign scholarly publications. In addition, the scientist should have (1) led a research or social/cultural development programme/project within the past 10 years; (2) participated in the education/training of scientists; (3) undertaken at least four activities in paragraph 1.1 and at least five activities in paragraphs 1.2 and 1.3 within the past 5 years.
2.2. A scientist applying to the position of a Senior Research Officer is required to have been published, since the time of being granted the PhD degree, at least 12 scientific articles in refereed or peer-reviewed Lithuanian or foreign scholarly publications, or a scientific monograph or study (or a part thereof which cannot be less than 3 quires (1 quire equals 40,000 computer characters)) and at least 6 articles in refereed or peer-reviewed Lithuanian or foreign scholarly publications. In addition, after being granted the PhD degree, the scientist should have (1) led a research or social/cultural development programme/project within the past 10 years; (2) undertaken at least three activities in paragraph 1.1 and at least four activities in paragraphs 1.2 and 1.3 within the past 5 years.
2.3. A scientist applying to the position of a Researcher is required to have been published, whether before or after being granted the PhD degree, at least 2 scientific articles in refereed or peer-reviewed scholarly publications. In addition, the scientist should have undertaken at least two activities in paragraph 1.1 and at least three activities in paragraphs 1.2 and 1.3 within the past 5 years.
2.4. A person applying to the position of a Junior Researcher is required to have at least a Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification degree of higher education and to have published at least one scientific article. Such applicant should [be getting ready to] study for a PhD degree.
2.5. The applicant’s research contribution into the relevant field of science shall be assessed by the Competition and Attestation Commission of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre. The Commission shall decide whether the applicant’s scientific contribution is in compliance with the requirements described above and shall evaluate the results. Taking into account the specifics of scientific fields, themes and applicant’s expertise in the areas of LSRC’s research, in exceptional cases the Commission may apply different requirements for the number of scientific articles, monographs or book chapters, provided they do not contradict the Minimum Qualification Requirements for the Positions in State Research and Study Institutions approved by Resolution No VII-71 of the Lithuanian Research Council of 16 May 2011.



 
     
 
  
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