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Didactic workload

The JU employee who is an academic teacher and takes part in the implementation of the project may apply for a reduction of the didactic workload based on the relevant JU Senate Resolution on teaching workload for the given academic year (binding Resolution for 2018/2019).

According to the Resolution, it is possible to lower the teaching workload:

  • if the academic teacher participates in the implementation of a project of significant importance for the Jagiellonian University or
  • if the program guidelines require more workload.

The reduction cannot be greater than specified in the program guidelines, if the guidelines indicate such a limit.

In order to reduce the teaching workload, a written request should be addressed to the Vice-Rector for Research (proposed letter template - in Polish). 

The letter, after the Dean's signature, should be delivered to the Project Support Centre. If the Rector agrees to lower the didactic workload, the Human Resources Department prepares relevant documents and contacts the employee.

In some types of calls The National Science Center introduced the possibility of funds for reducing the teaching workload. Currently, these are the SONATA and SONATA BIS calls.

According to the guidelines:

  • Jagiellonian University may receive funds to reduce the amount by 50%,
  • these funds may be granted only to the project manager employed on a full-time employment contract as a researcher with didactic duties, who receives funds from the additional remuneration pool in the project,
  • the amount to reduce the teaching workload is 100 PLN for each hour of reduction and is calculated automatically by the OSF system after entering the value of the person's workload.

In some types of calls The Foundation for Polish Science introduced the recommended level of didactic workload for the team members of a project. This number is usually: for the project manager, deputy manager, representative of the consortium and young doctors - 60 hours per year, and for PhD students - 45 hours per year. 

Therefore, in all such cases, the Jagiellonian University advice to reduce the number of hours to the level indicated by the Foundation. The details of the reduction of the workload are given each time in the Vice-Rector’s Announcement regarding a given call.