Other activities during the thesis: teaching

According to the doctoral contract, the doctoral student's activity may be exclusively devoted to research or be divided into 5/6 research + 1/6 other activities. These other activities may include teaching, expertise (in companies or with local authorities), the dissemination of scientific culture, and the promotion of the results of scientific and technological research.

It is at the time of the establishment of the doctoral contract that the decision is taken on the distribution of the doctoral student's activity - including a possible teaching mission - by agreement between the two parties (doctoral student and employer).

It should be noted, however, that amendments may be signed at a later date to amend the initial contract and add or remove non-research assignments. These amendments to the initial contract will also be co-signed by the employer and the employee.

These missions (when authorized by your institution) can be carried out in a company, an administration, a local authority, a public institution, an association or a foundation, in parallel with the research work.

You will be required to carry out one or more assignments for a total annual duration of 32 days (i.e. 1/6 of the annual working time that can be devoted to an activity outside research).

The theme of the mission is in the field of the skills you have acquired throughout your career; it does not necessarily have a direct link with your thesis subject.

These missions are also an opportunity to build a network of professional contacts to pursue subsequent partnerships, which are beyond the scope of the mission.

Attention! You are in charge of the mission's research, in partnership with your laboratory, your Doctoral School and possibly the Doctoral College.

Doctoral student with a doctoral contract

The teaching mission entrusted to the doctoral candidate under doctoral contract is 64 hours TD.

In parallel with this introduction through practice, the doctoral teacher must receive general training in teaching and communication methods, as well as information on the functioning of French or foreign universities and administrations.

Doctoral student without a doctoral contract

  • Interviews
  • Tutoring
  • ATER
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