HAFA’s Academic Faculty staff comprises (a) Teaching and Research Personnel, (b) Special and Laboratory Teaching Personnel, (c) Teaching Personnel under Contract Status, (d) Military Teaching Staff and Military Instructors.
Teaching and Research Personnel
The TRP comprises Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers who provide teaching, research, scientific and administrative work.
TRP teaching work mainly involves teaching under- and postgraduate courses; planning and supervising labs and lab exercises and tasks; participating in tutorials and seminars; authoring student handbooks; collaborating with under- and postgraduate students; conducting examinations and assessing students; and supervising examination procedures.
TRP academic work mainly involves conducting basic or applied research, dissertation and thesis supervision, and also participation in conferences and seminars.
TRP administrative duties mainly include membership in HAFA administrative bodies, HAFA committees, HAFA councils, staff selection committees, and the direction of academic Divisions and the Dean’s office.
Special and Laboratory Teaching Personnel
The SLTP perform special teaching or laboratory work at the HAFA and support the Teaching and Research Personnel in their educational duties. Besides classroom and/or lab teaching, they also carry out tasks such as participating in examination procedures and marking test papers, authoring student handbooks invigilating examinations, carring out administrative work related to education and research, and generally assistign the Teaching and Research Personnel in their educational duties. They also participate as members of HAFA’s education and research committees.
Teaching Personnel under contract status
Teaching and academic work may be provided by Teaching Personnel under Contract Status invited or hired whenever members of HAFA’s tenured teaching staff is insufficient or absent, or when such positions are vacant.
Teaching Personnel under Contract Status falls under these categories: (a) Visiting Professors on an annual contract; these may be Professors, Associate Professors or Assistant Professors of either military academies or other academic or research institutions, domestic or foreign; (b) teaching staff employed for a fixed time period according to the law in force at the time of their appointment; (c) lecturers on an annual contract; these are PhD holders.
The Academic Council is the body responsible for the shortlisting and appointing of the Teaching Personnel under Contract Status. The two latter categories are hired either on a full- or part- time basis and must conduct their work in a manner decided by the Educational Council.
Military Teaching Staff and Military Instructors
HAFA’s educational programme is also fulfilled by Military Teaching Personnel (MTP) and Military Instructors (MI).
The MTS comprises Officers on active service in the Armed Forces, the Security Forces, or the Coast Guard, as well as military judges. They are appointed as Lecturers by the Ministry of Defence on a fixed-term contract to teach academic courses. Their qualifications are outlined in Hellenic Law 3187/2003. Their primary task is teaching, specifically: (a) teaching under- and postgraduate courses; (b) carrying out tutorials; (c) conducting examinations and student assessment, and supervising examination procedures; (d) assigning and supervising dissertations under the Head of the relevant Division, and conducting exercises in the laboratory under the Director of the relevant laboratory; (f) supervising dissertations; (g) authoring books or student handbooks as determined by the Educational Council; (h) MTSs who are PhD holders conduct basic or applied research.
MTS posts at the HAFA are determined by the Educational Council following proposals by Heads of Divisions and the Academic Council on the subjects of academic education. Candidates for a MTS position must be Master’s or PhD holders and possess research experience relevant to the subject they will be assigned to teach. They are posted to academic Divisions depending to the subject they will be assigned to teach. The Academic Council is the body responsible for the shortlisting of MTS.
MIs are officers on active service in the Armed Forces, the Security Forces, or the Coast Guard and are holders of a Higher Military Education Institution or University degree, or higher. They carry out educational work on subjects of military education and are paid on an hourly basis. They are appointed by the Educational Council according to Academic Council’s shortlist and their educational tasks are assigned by the Chief of Staff following an Educational Council proposal.