Public call for an analysis of the norms and practices of promotion to a position at universities

The Network of Academic Solidarity and Engagement (MASA) refers public call for an analysis of the norms and practices of promotion in the universities of the Republic of Serbia. It is necessary for the analysis to include the regulations related to the standards and the procedure of selection for a title at the three largest universities in Serbia: the University of Belgrade, the University of Novi Sad and the University of Niš. The analysis should be carried out at the university level, focusing on one faculty of choice from 4 scientific fields at each university (natural-mathematical, medical, technical-technological and social-humanistic). The analysis should also include informative interviews with the representatives of the faculties involved in the analysis, in order to gain a complete insight into the shortcomings of the selection process.

The aforementioned analysis should serve as a basis for understanding the problems in the process of advancement at faculties in the Republic of Serbia, first of all pointing out more concretely the norms and practices that enable discrimination, nepotism and the lack of clear evaluation criteria of applied candidates or their violation.

The call is intended first young researchers and doctoral students who can help us in formulating recommendations for the adequate arrangement of the selection process for the position, but other researchers can also answer the invitation. The total budget for this activity is 70,000 RSD gross.

Send applications  exclusively electronically, until May 5, 2020, to the email address:

The application should contain:

  1. Outline of the content of the study with a proposal of stages in the work and a proposal of methodology
  2. A short biography with relevant information for the execution of this job

All additional information can be obtained through the address The scope of the analysis should not exceed 10,000 words.

The deadline for creating the final version of the analysis is June 30, 2020.