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CD-CTTI-57-ARH/2017 (prazo de candidaturas: de 25-07-2017 a 16-08-2017)
One position as Adjunct Professor in the subject area of Design, subarea of Industrial Design
For a period of fifteen business days starting on the first business day following after which this notice is published in the “jornal Público”, an international public competition is opened, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as Adjunct Professor in the subject area of Design, subarea of Industrial Design.

Publicitação: Jornal Público, edição de 28 de agosto de 2017

CD-CTTI-57-ARH/2017- Doctor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção, Full Professor and Rector at the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of fifteen business days starting on the first business day following after which this notice is published in the “jornal Público”, an international public competition is opened, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as Adjunct Professor in the subject area of Design, subarea of Industrial Design, under an employment contract for an indefinite period under the Portuguese Labour Code and the regulation on the careers of teaching staff in private law at the University of Aveiro and related hiring (regulation 384/2014, of 26 August).

 

1 — Admission requirements:

1.1 — A requisite for admission to the competition in accordance with Article 17 of the Career Statute of Teachers of the Polytechnic Schools of Higher Learning, hereinafter CSTPSHL, determines that the applicant must have a PhD or the title of expert in the field that the competition is opened in.

1.2 — Applicants with qualifications obtained abroad must provide proof of recognition, equivalence or registration of a PhD degree by Portuguese higher education institution, in accordance with the provisions of article 4 of Decree-Law No. 341/2007, published in Diário da República, 1st series, no. 197, 12 October. This formality has to be carried out until the expiry of the deadline for the nomination.

 

2 — Formalizing the applications:

2.1 — The application should include, among others, the following elements:

a) Application for competition addressed to the Rector of the University of Aveiro;

b) Detailed curriculum vitae containing all of the pertinent information for the assessment of the applicant considering the selection and ranking criteria of point 5 of the present notice, recommending that it be organized according to the assessment sub-factors detailed below;

c) Copies of papers selected by the applicant as being most representative of their curriculum vitae, no more than three;

d) Report on the performance in scientific, professional and technical, educational and other activities considered relevant to the mission of the higher education institutions, focusing in particular on the papers that  he has selected as being more representative.

e) Scientific-pedagogical project: Document which makes it possible to sustain a future charter of mission and that must include a proposal of activities that the candidate intends to develop during the first five years of your activity as an Adjunct Professor, explaining how you can contribute to the progress and development of the subject area to it's open the competition in the technical-scientific, pedagogical and cooperation with the society aspects;

f) Document that objectively highlights the number of citations of publications listed in the curriculum and explanation of the method used to count the citations with enough detail so that the jury is able to reproduce the procedure in accordance with section 5;

g) Any other elements that the applicant deems relevant.

2.2 — The application should include, among others, the following elements:

a) Competition identification;

b) Applicant’s identification: full name, birth date, nationality, mailing address and email;

c) Identification of the position and institution where the applicant is presently working, when applicable;

d) Identification of degrees held by the applicant;

e) Statement that the applicant declares the elements or facts contained in the application to be true.

2.3 — The curriculum vitae should contain:

a) Full identification;

b) Contacts: address, telephone number and email;

c) Position, group or subject, service time as staff member and the name of the University or Polytechnic Institution to which the applicant belongs, whenever applicable;

d) Specialization pertaining to the area in which the Competition was opened;

e) Copy of the certificate with the respective classification or other document that is legally recognized for the same effect;

f) Documents proving all of the elements mentioned in subsections c), d) and e) of point 2.3.

2.4 — The applicants from the University of Aveiro are not required to present proof of their individual process.

2.5 — How to present application:

2.5.1 — The application may be presented in Portuguese or in English and handed in via email to the Human Resource Department of the University of Aveiro (sgrhf-concursos@ua.pt) by the deadline stipulated in this Notice.

2.5.2 — In submitting the application electronically, applicants are required to present a “message sent” confirmation.

2.5.3 — Instructions for the submission of applications, in digital format, are available in the area of Recruitment and Job area Human Resources at https://www.ua.pt/sgrhf/PageText.aspx?id=15031.

2.6 — The failure to comply with the deadline set, as well as the failure or the late entry of documents referred to in subsections a) to f) of No. 2.1, will result in the exclusion of the application.

2.7 —The jury may, whenever they see fit, request that the applicants hand in additional documents with regards to the curriculum vitae and set a deadline for the effect.

2.8 — The jury may, whenever it deems it necessary, hold public hearings of the admitted candidates.

2.8.1 — The jury will deliberate at the first meeting on the need to hold public hearings of all candidates approved in absolute merit and are intended, exclusively, to better clarify what appears in the application under paragraph b) of n. º 4 of article 23.º of the CSTPSHL.

2.8.2 — If there is a need for public hearings, they will be held before the second meeting of the jury, with all candidates being informed, at least five days in advance, of the date and place of these public hearings.

2.8.3 — The public hearings referred to in the previous point may be held by teleconference.

 

3 — Competition Jury:

3.1 — The competition jury consist of the following:

President: Doctor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção, Rector of the University of Aveiro.

Jury members:

Doctor Fernando José Carneiro Moreira da Silva, Full Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon;

Doctor José Manuel da Silva Bártolo, Coordinating Professor, School of Arts and Design;

Doctor Ricardo João Ferreira Simões, Coordinating Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave;

Doctor José Martinho Marques de Oliveira, Coordinating Professor, School of Design, Management and Production Technologies Northern Aveiro, University of Aveiro;

Doctor Francisco Maria Mendes de Seiça da Providência Santarém, Invited Associate Professor, University of Aveiro.

 

 

3.2 — The deliberations are held by roll call voting requiring the absolute majority of votes of the members of the jury present at the meeting, not permitting abstentions.

4 — Criteria and methods for selecting and evaluating candidates:

4.1 – Approval on absolute merit:

The admission of the candidates is conditioned to their approval in absolute merit, which will depend on being holders of the degree of Doctor or the title of expert in the disciplinary area of Design and possess a curriculum whose merit the jury considers to be compatible with the subject area and subarea and competition category and taking into account, cumulatively, compliance with at least one of the following requirements:

4.1.1 - The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 5 articles in the subject area that the competition is open, indexed in the ISI Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science where document type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics;

or

4.1.2 — Have professional experience in industrial environment in the subject area for which the competition is open of at least 5 years;

or

4.1.3 — Have participated in at least 2 projects of research and technological development (R&D) and innovation in the subject area for which the competition is open funded on a competitive basis by public funds, through national or international agencies or financed by companies.

 

4.2 — Candidates must prove that they meet the above requirements, indicating the key to be used in the search for ISI Web of Science or SCI Verse of Scopus, that proves it, or including in their CV listing of the same database that confirms it.

 

4.3 – Methods and criteria for assessment:

4.3.1 — The method of selection is the assessment of the curriculum which aims to assess the applicant’s scientific, professional and technical, pedagogic skills and performance in other educational activities relevant to the mission of higher education institutions.

4.3.2 — In the assessment of the curriculum the following criteria are automatically considered and pondered in accordance with the requirements of the functions corresponding to the position to be filled with the present competition:

a) The scientific, professional and technical performance of the applicant in the subject area that the Competition is open;

b) The pedagogic capacity of the applicant in the subject area that the Competition is open;

c) Other relevant activities.

 

5 — Assessment parameters

In applying the criteria mentioned in the previous subsection the following parameters are assessed, which are assigned the weighting factors mentioned.

5.1 — Criteria for evaluation of Scientific, Professional and Technical Performance.

5.1.1 — Professional experience. Duration and level of responsibility of functions performed in industrial environment in the area of Industrial Design, from design to launch in production.

5.1.2 — Scientific and technical production. Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area that the competition is open (books, magazine articles, communications in congresses) expressed by the number and type of publications, and the recognition given by the scientific community (the quality of the location where it has been published and the references made by other authors).

5.1.3 — Participation in research and technological development (R&D) and innovation projects. Quality and quantity of projects in which the applicant has participated in the area for which the competition is open, funded on a competitive basis by public funds, through national or international agencies or financed by companies.

5.1.4 — Intervention in the scientific and/or professional communities. Assessing the capacity to intervene in scientific and/or professional community, particularly by organizing events, being (co-)editor of magazines, participation in the assessment of projects and articles, being invited to give speeches, as well as participation in academic juries and consulting activities and the recognition obtained through the awarding of prizes or other distinctions and their impact.

5.2 — Criteria for evaluation of Pedagogical Capacity.

5.2.1 — Coordination of pedagogic projects. Coordination and promotion of new educational projects (e.g. development of new programmes and curricular units, creation and coordination of new courses or study programmes, etc.) or reform and improvement of existing projects (e.g. redesigning existing curricular programmes and curricular units, participating in the reorganisation of courses or programmes of existing studies) as well as implementing projects with an impact on the teaching/learning process.

5.2.2 — Teaching activity. Quantity, in terms of the number of curricular units taught, in the subject area that the competition is open, giving greater weight to those in which the applicant was regent or responsible, and quality of teaching activity performed by the applicant using, whenever possible, objective methods based on extensive collections of opinion (educational surveys).

5.2.3 — Orientation of students of 1st cycle in curricular units of Project and Professional Practice.

5.3 — Criteria for evaluation of the Other Relevant Activities.

5.3.1 — Participation as a teacher in technical-professional higher education courses.

5.3.2 — Participation in scientific, pedagogical or institutional management activities.

5.3.3 — Participation in outreach activities, transfer of knowledge or technology, contributing to the Mission of the University.

5.3.4 — Analysis of the report on the scientific, professional and technical, educational and other activities considered relevant to the mission of higher education institutions.

5.3.5 — Analysis of Scientific-pedagogical project: The clarity and quality of exposure, the relevance of the content and other complementary elements considered relevant will be considered, with special attention to the contribution to the activities of the University.

 

5.4 — The weight of each aspect and criteria are indicated in the following table:

Table – Weight of each aspect and assessment criteria

Items

Weight

Criteria

Weight

Scientific, Professional and Technical Performance

P1=0,5

Professional experience (C11)

P11=0,3

Scientific and technical production (C12)

P12=0,3

Participation in research and technological development (R&D) and innovation projects (C13)

P13=0,3

Intervention in the scientific and professional communities (C14)

P14=0,1

Pedagogical Capacity

P2=0,2

Coordination of pedagogic projects (C21)

P21=0,2

Teaching activity (C22)

P22=0,5

Orientation of students (C23)

P23=0,3

Other Relevant Activities

P3=0,3

Participation as a teacher in technical-professional higher education courses (C31)

P31=0,1

Participation in scientific, pedagogical or institutional management activities (C32)

P32=0,1

Participation in outreach activities, transfer of knowledge or technology (C33)

P33=0,1

Report on the scientific, professional and technical, educational and other activities considered relevant to the mission of higher education institutions (C34)

P34=0,2

Scientific-pedagogical project (C35)

P35=0,5

 

6 — Assessment and selection:

6.1 — After the admission of the application to the Competition, the jury will begin the processes of analysis of the applications, taking into account the criteria and parameters set out in this notice.

6.2 — In the first meeting, which may take place by teleconference as decided by the jury president and after examination and admission of applications, the jury begins to decide which applicants pass to the next phase on absolute merit. To this purpose, each member of the jury proposes, which applications do not meet the requirements at both a scientific and pedagogic level as established by the Notice for the present Competition.

After all jury members have submitted their proposals to the President of the jury, the jury votes on each application, for which rejection is proposed, and no abstentions are allowed; an application is rejected on absolute merit if obtains a majority of votes favourable to the rejection among the members of the jury present at the meeting. Each application will be voted only once. Other proposals, which eliminate the same application will not be voted on. The final decision on each proposal, as well as the number of votes collected by each of them, and their bases, are an integral part of the minutes.

6.3 — In the case of an application not receiving absolute merit approval, the jury proceeds to holding a hearing the excluded applicants, who may contest within 10 days.

6.4 — The jury then assesses those candidates approved according to absolute merit, considering the criteria and parameters of assessment as well as the ranking factors in this notice.

6.4.1 — Each member of the jury applies a value, on the scale of 0-100, for each criteria or aspects regarding each applicant.

6.4.2 — The final result is expressed on a numerical scale of 0-100 and it is calculated by weighing each criteria with the corresponding weight which provides a score to each aspect. Each aspect score has its own weight which is used to calculate the final score.

Expressed as a formula, the final result (FR) is calculated as follows:

FR=P1*(C11*P11+C12*P12+C13*P13+C14*P14)+P2*(C21*P21+C22*P22+C23*P23)+P3*(C31*P31+C32*P32+C33*P33+C34*P34+C35*P35)

 

7 — Voting methodology and ordering:

7.1 — The ordering of candidates should be founded on the assessment made based on the criteria and parameters of assessment and corresponding weighing factors listed in this notice.

7.2 — Before voting, each member of the jury presents a written document, that will be attached to the minutes of the meeting, with the order of the applicants, duly founded, taking into consideration the previous paragraph.

7.3 — On the various votes, each jury member should respect the order presented, no abstentions allowed.

7.4 — The jury will use the following voting method in order to obtain an absolute majority in the final ranking of candidates:

The first vote is intended to determine the applicant to be put in first place. If an applicant receives more than half the votes of the members of the jury present at the meeting he will be placed in first place. If the applicant in first place is not determined, the voting will be repeated, but only among the candidates who received votes to be considered for first place after removal of the applicant least voted in the first round. If there is more than one applicant in the position of least voted there will be another vote with only these applicants in order to determine who is to be eliminated. For this vote, the jury members vote for the applicant who has the lowest ranking, the applicant with the most votes is eliminated. If at this point there continues to be a tie among two or more applicants, the president of the jury will decide which of them is to be eliminated. Once this elimination is made, the jury returns to the first vote, but only with the remaining candidates. The process is repeated until one applicant receives more than half the votes for first place. The process is repeated for second place and so on until an ordered list of all candidates is complete.

 

8 — Participation of interested parties and the decision:

8.1 — The applicants are notified of the final ranking in order to start the hearings of the interested parties conducted under the terms of the Administrative Procedure Code.

8.2 — Once the interested parties have had their hearings, the jury assesses their allegations and approves the final ranking of the applicants.

 

9 — Deadline for final decision:

9.1 — Notwithstanding the following paragraph, the deadline for delivering the jury’s final decision cannot surpass ninety consecutive days, starting from the deadline for submission of applications.

9.2 — The deadline mentioned in the previous subsection may be extended when there is an high number of applicants and or when the particular complexity of the Competition justifies it.

 

10 — The teacher will be hired for an indefinite period with an experimental period of five years to carry out the functions described in the letter of mission and inherent in the category of Adjunct Professor.

 

11 — The present competition is exclusively destined to fill the position indicated and can be finished until the homologation of the final ranking list of candidates and expiring with the respective occupation of the job on offer.

 

12 — Publication of Competition notice

In addition to being publish in “jornal Público”, the present notice is also published in:

a) The website of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., in Portuguese and English;

b) The website of the University of Aveiro, in Portuguese and English.

 

13 — In compliance with paragraph h) of Article 9 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, the Government, as the employing entity, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to employment and professional advancement, scrupulously taking measures to avoid any form of discrimination.

 

July 20, 2017 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção.

 

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