USI key figures: staff


Academic staff includes faculty, researchers, and assistants.

According to the USI Statute, faculty includes:

  • Professors (full, associate);
  • Assistant professors;
  • Lecturers (with annual or semiannual contract);
  • Lecturer-researchers (with multi-year contract).

Lecturers and lecturer-researchers may obtain the title of “Adjunct professor”. For the purpose of statistics, the category "Professors" refers to all tenured faculty – full, associate, assistant, and adjunct professors.  

According to the USI Statute, the category “Assistants” includes the following:

  • assistants (see below);
  • clinical practice medical faculty;
  • atelier assistant architects;
  • research and scientific assistants;
  • teaching assistants;
  • language lecturers.

There are three categories of assistants: doctoral assistants, post-doctoral assistants, and “Maître-assistant” (assistant lecturer); there are three categories of atelier assistant architects: junior; senior; maître.

Administrative staff refers to services personnel; it includes members in:

  • administration offices;
  • the university library;
  • logistics.