The rank of faculty members in libyan universities.

In Libyan University, faculty members are required to hold a Master or Ph.D. degree from institutions recognized by Higher Education Minister. The following ranks are used for faculty members:

  1. Instructor: the first rank for faculty members holding a Master degree.
  2. Lecturer: the first rank for faculty members holding a Ph.D. degree and the second for Master degree holders after four years of teaching as an instructor and at least one publication.
  3.  Assistant professor: faculty members with Ph.D. degree, three years of experience as lecturer and at least three publications. Or faculty members with Master degree, four years of experience as lecturer and at least three publications.
  4.  Associate professor: faculty members with Ph.D. degree, four years of experience as assistant professor and at least four publications. Or faculty members with Master degree, six years of experience as assistant professor and at least five publications.
  5.  Professor: faculty members with Ph.D. degree, four years of experience as associate professor and at least five publications.

Faculty members are appointed by the university chancellor based on the recommendations by the concerned department.