The Procedure for Academic Staff Appointment in Higher Education Institutions


AMME IDARESI DERGISI, vol.49, no.1, pp.57-117, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-117
  • Keywords: Academic staff, appointment, institution of higher education, Code of Higher Education, academic title
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Receiving an academic title and being appointed to an academic position are subject to different procedures. This study addresses the issue of academic staff appointment in the framework of relevant legislation and particularly in the context of the decisions of Council of State. According to the provisions of Law no. 2547 on Higher Education, which is a special law according to Law No. 657 on Civil Servants, academic staff are recruited for positions in higher education institutions and are subject to status law like other civil servants. In accordance with Law No. 2547, they are subject to a number of criteria required by their position. However, the provisions of Law No. 2547 do not contain a detailed regulation on the appointment of academic staff. We argue that this contradicts with Articles No. 128 and 130 of the Constitution. In this respect, it is evident that all provisions of Law No. 2547, including those related to the appointment of academic personnel, should be revised and systematically reenacted.