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What does it mean to be a Serra Húnter professor?


Belonging to the Serra Húnter Programme (SHP) means having demonstrated an excellent, international teaching and research record, and being committed to strengthening research at the contracting university, and promoting its visibility and that of the Catalan higher education and research system.


A Serra Húnter professor is also a leader who is able to cooperate and innovate, who may develop new lines of research complementary to the existing ones. Serra Húnter professors are selected through a rigorous and transparent selection process, and should be able to face periodic teaching and research quality assessments.


In short, being a Serra Húnter professor means believing in talent, cooperation, innovation, internationalization and pursuing excellence.


Successful candidates, unless otherwise specified for the category, will have a permanent contract with a Catalan university, and are expected to cooperate with existing research groups and to develop new lines of research, complementary to those already in place. Salaries will be set according to Catalan university regulations. However, subject to negotiation, additional monies may be considered for those candidates with outstanding scientific experience, or grants as an aid to settling at the universities, in cases where it is deemed appropriate.


Successful candidates will be assessed after an initial period of three years, and thereafter every six years. A positive assessment may lead to the consolidation of any additional salaries, if appropriate.