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Un doctorant contractuel peut exercer, en complément de son activité de recherche, une activité complémentaire pour un maximum de 64 h d'enseignement réparties sur l'année universitaire.

Additional tasks for doctorate students under contract

This notice applies to all doctorate students who signed a doctoral contract with the University of Orléans, the CNRS, or another research organisation.

In accordance with the provisions of the Decree n°2009-464 of 23 April 2009, amended by the Decree n°2016-1173 of 29 August 2016 regarding doctorate students under contract with higher education or research institutions, a doctorate student under contract may engage in one or more additional activities other than research provided that said activities do not exceed one sixth of the annual working hours.

     Additional task: teaching

The teaching task amounts to a maximum of 64 ETD (equivalent to tutorials) hours. It is therefore possible for a doctorate student under contract to teach between 1 and 64 ETD hours.

"The doctorate student under contract to whom a teaching task has been assigned is subject to the various obligations entailed by this activity. Among other things, the doctorate student takes part in assessments and examinations within his or her field of competence in proportion to his or her hours of service.

     Other additional tasks:

The other activities that may be carried on under the doctoral contract are:
- Promoting research results
- Disseminating scientific and technical information
- Acting as an expert for a public or private company, an association, local or regional authorities, an administration, a public institution, or a foundation

Just like teaching, the amount of time dedicated to said tasks cannot exceed one sixth of annual working hours and is capped at 32 days.

     Combination of additional tasks::

A doctorate student can carry on one of the aforementioned additional tasks, whether only one or a combination thereof, provided that the combination of said activities does not exceed one sixth of annual working hours.

e.g. a doctorate student may teach for 32 ETD hours and spend 16 days as an expert.

     Pay scale:

"The additional tasks carried out within the framework of the contract lead to an additional annual remuneration calculated in proportion to the number of working hours or days."


To carry out an additional teaching task during the 2019-2020 academic year, the doctorate student is to contact his or her thesis supervisor (and if applicable the co-director) to discuss if the additional work load would be compatible with working on his or her thesis on one hand, and teaching opportunities in different departments and schools within our institution on the other hand.



The commission in charge of assigning teaching tasks will be meeting to review application forms according to the following schedule:
- Renewing task: July commission (task renewal application form was transmitted by e-mail during June for the doctorate students concerned). A reply is expected by 4 July 2019.
- 1st application: September commission (the form will be sent to new doctorate students under contract in July)


Contact: etudes.doctorales@univ-orleans.fr