In order to be eligible to apply for accreditation to the body of University Professors, applicants must meet the following requirement at the time of application: Belong to the Corps of University Senior Lecturers or that of the University School Professors and hold a doctorate.
Exemption from the requirement to belong to the Corps of University Senior Lecturers referred to in art. 60.1 of Organic Law 6/2001, of 21 December, will be granted to those who can prove that they hold a doctorate with at least eight years' seniority, and who have obtained a positive report in the accreditation for university senior lecturer with the qualification of "Exceptional" (A) in the evaluation of their research activity.
You may apply for accreditation as a professor without having to apply for accreditation as a Senior Lecturer or belong to the body of Senior Lecturers, provided that you have been a doctor for at least eight years:
Civil servants belonging to bodies or scales of research personnel for whose entry it is required to hold the title of Doctor.
Teaching staff from universities of the Member States of the European Union who have reached a position at least equivalent to that of Senior University Lecturer.
Development of criteria by field/commission/committees