The requirements for the teaching and research staff positions at the Academy are based on the Republic of Estonia’s Universities Act, the Standard of Higher Education, the Organization of Research and Development Act and are specified in Regulations for Recruitment for Academic Positions at EAMT, approved by the Council on 22 December 2010. The requirements for teaching and research positions are stated in the Annex to the same document. These include requirements for speciality competence, qualification (requirement of academic degrees), creative and research and past teaching work, as well as other criteria to be taken into account in assessment.
As a rule, regular members of the teaching and research staff shall be appointed through a public recruitment procedure and elected by the EAMT Council for an unlimited period. The heads of academic departments are elected by the Council amongst the members of the academic staff for up to five years or appointed by the Rector for up to three years. Visiting teaching staff shall be appointed by the Rector for up to five years.