Job Opportunities
CD-CTFP-68-ARH/2017 (prazo de candidaturas: de 06/09/2017 a 19/10/2017)
One position as Full Professor in the subject area of Cultural Studies
One position as Full Professor in the subject area of Cultural Studies, sub-areas of Portuguese Studies or French Studies, or in the subject area of Literary Studies, sub-area of Portuguese Studies.

Publicação: Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 172 — 06 de setembro de 2017

                 Jornal Público, edição de 08 de setembro de 2017

Public notice No. 645/2017 - Doctor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção, Professor and Rector at the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of thirty business days starting on the first business day following after which this notice is published in the Diário da República, a public Competition is opened, internationally, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as Full Professor in the subject area of Cultural Studies, sub-areas of Portuguese Studies or French Studies, or in the subject area of Literary Studies, sub-area of Portuguese Studies.

The present Competition, opened on 26th July, 2017, as ordered by the Rector of the University of Aveiro, governed by the provisions of Article 37 and following in the Statute of the University Teaching Career, hereinafter SUTC, approved by Decree-Law No. 448/79 of 13 November, with the new wording introduced by Decree-Law No. 205/2009 of 31 August, amended by Law No. 8/2010 of 13 May and by the applicable legislation and norms, namely the Competition Rules for the Employment of Teaching Staff Under Contract to Exercise Public Functions, hereinafter referred to as Statues, published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, No. 222, on 16 November, 2010.


1 — Admission requirements:

1.1 — Applicants to the Competition must be holders of a PhD degree for over five years and also and the habilitation degree “Título de Agregado”.

1.2 — Applicants with qualifications obtained abroad must provide proof of recognition, equivalence or registration of a PhD degree under the applicable law.


2— Formalising the applications

The applications are formalised by addressing them to the Rector of the University of Aveiro, under the following conditions:

2.1 — 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.

2.2 — The application includes the following documentation:

a) Copy of the applicant’s 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 set forth below in Section 6;

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

c) Scientific-academic project that the applicant proposes to develop in the subject area that the Competition is open, and your relevance to the position put up for tender, which should be in the basis on a future mission letter;

d) Declaration by the applicant under oath ensuring that he/she is not inhibited from exercising public functions or forbidden from performing the duties for which he/she is applying, and have the physical strength and psychological profile required to carry out these functions and has complied with the mandatory vaccination laws;

e) Any other elements that the applicant deems relevant.

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) Specialisation 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 recognised for the same effect;

f) Documents proving all of the elements demanded in c), d) and e).

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 ( 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

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 e) of No. 2.2, will result in the exclusion of the application.

2.7 — Under the terms of subsection a) of No. 4 of article 50 of the SUTC, 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 can understand whenever necessary, the holding of public hearings of the candidates admitted.

2.8.1 — At the first meeting, the jury will deliberate on the need to hold public hearings for all the candidates who obtain absolute merit approval, with the exclusive aim of clarifying the information contained in the candidates’ application in accordance with point b) of paragraph 4 of article 50 of the ECDU.

2.8.2 — If it is necessary to hold these public hearings, they will take place before the second meeting of the jury, and all the candidates will be informed, at least 5 days in advance, of when and where these public hearings will take place.

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:

Professora Doutora Cristina Maria da Silva Robalo Cordeiro, Full Professor of the Faculty or Arts of the University of Coimbra;

Professor Doutor José Augusto Cardoso Bernardes, Full Professor of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra;

Professor Doutor António Joaquim Coelho de Sousa Ribeiro, Full Professor of the Faculty or Arts of the University of Coimbra;

Professor Doutor Vítor Manuel Guimarães Veríssimo Serrão, Full Professor of the Faculty or Arts of the University of Lisbon;

Professor Doutor Luís Machado de Abreu, Retired Full Professor of the University of Aveiro;

Professor Doutor João Manuel Nunes Torrão, Full Professor of the University of Aveiro;

Professora Doutora Maria Hermínia Deulonder Correia Amado Laurel, Full Professor of the 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 — Admission and exclusion of applications:

The admission and exclusion of applications and the notification of the exclusion of candidates, under the terms and for the effects foreseen in the Administrative Procedure Code, are processed in conformity with that which is stipulated in article 20 of the Statutes.


5 — Methods and criteria for assessment:

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

5.2 — 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 performance of the applicant in the subject area that the Competition is open;

b) The pedagogic skills of the applicant in the subject area of the Competition;

c) Knowledge transfer;

d) University management.


6 — Assessment parameters

In applying the criteria mentioned in the previous subsection the following parameters are assessed and are attributed the points mentioned:

6.1 — Criteria for assessing Scientific Performance

6.1.1 — Scientific production. Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area that the Competition is open (books, articles in scientific journals, papers presented in conferences) 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).

6.1.2 — Coordination and participation in scientific projects. The quality and quantity of scientific projects in which the applicant has participated within the subject area of the Competition, whether financed through public funds of national or international agencies or by enterprises. The assessment of the quality must take into account the funding obtained, the degree of difficulty of the funding competition, the expert assessment of the projects and the resulting prototypes, particularly if they led to the development of products or services.

6.1.3 — Intervention in scientific community. Assessing the capacity to intervene in scientific 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 being recognised through awards or other distinctions and respective impact.

6.1.4 — Coordination of research teams. Supervision of academic work of post-doctoral and doctoral students.

6.1.5 — Scientific-academic project - report presenting the academic plan that the applicant proposes to develop in the Competition subject area, with particular regard to the activities of the department, demonstrating the added value and how it fits in the existing activities in the areas of research and teaching, the resources needed and how to obtain them.

6.2 – Criteria for assessing Pedagogic Capacity

6.2.1 — 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.

6.2.2 — Production of pedagogic material. Quality and quantity of pedagogic material produced by the applicant as well as pedagogical publications in journals or prestigious international conferences.

6.2.3 — Teaching activity. Quality of teaching activity performed by the applicant using, whenever possible, objective methods based on extensive collections of opinion (educational surveys).


6.3 — Criteria for assessing the knowledge transfer.

6.3.1 — Dissemination of science and technology. Participation in initiatives to disseminate scientific and technological knowledge under the auspices of the scientific community (for example organisation of congresses and conferences) and to various audiences. Publications to disseminate science and technology.

6.4 — Criteria for evaluation of University Management

6.4.1 — Applicant’s participation in management of scientific, pedagogical or institutional activities and participation in academic juries outside the institution itself.

6.5 – The weight of each aspect and criteria are indicated in the following table:



Table – weight of each aspect and assessment criteria





Scientific Performance


Scientific Production (C11)


Coordination and participation in scientific projects (C12)


Intervention in scientific community (C13)


Coordination of research teams (C14)


Scientific-academic project (C15)


Pedagogic capacity


Coordination of pedagogic projects (C21)


Production of pedagogic material (C22)


Teaching activity (C23)


Knowledge Transfer


Science and Technology diffusion (C31)


University Management


University Management Activities (C41)



7 — Assessment and selection:

7.1 — After the admission of the applicant’s application to the Competition, the jury will begin the process of appraisal of applications, taking into account the criteria and parameters set out in this notice.

7.2 — The jury deliberates approval on absolute merit, based on the merit of the overall curriculum of candidates in the framework of the subject area of the Competition and also taking into account, cumulatively, compliance with at least one of the following requisites:

7.2.1 — Whether the applicant is the author or co-author of at least 20 articles, in the scientific area that the call is open with scientific peer review;


7.2.2 — Whether the applicant is the author or co-author of at least 10 books or journals in scientific the area for which the call is open;


7.2.3 — Whether the applicant has successfully completed the supervision or the co-supervision of at least 8 PhD students.

7.3 — 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.

7.4 — In the case of an application not receiving absolute approval, the jury proceeds to holding a hearing with the applicants excluded, who may contest within 10 days under article 20 of the Statues.

7.5 — 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.

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

7.5.2 — 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 each aspect with a score. Each aspect 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+C15*P15)+P2*(C21*P21+C22*P22+C23*P23)+P3*(C31*P31)



8 — Voting methodology and ordering:

8.1 — 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.

8.2 — 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.

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

8.4 — 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, they 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 enough votes to be considered for first place, once the applicant least voted in the first round is removed. 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 jurors 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 their attention 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.


9 — Participation of interested parties and the decision:

9.1 — The applicants are notified of the final ranking in order to commence the hearings of the interested parties conducted under the terms of the Administrative Procedure Code, applying the adaptations outlined in article 25 of the Statutes.

9.2 — Once the interested parties have had their hearings, the jury assesses what they have heard and approves the final ranking of the applicants.


10 — Deadline for final decision:

10.1 — 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.

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


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 Series 2 of the Diário da República the present notice is also published in:

a) The public employment pool;

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

c) The website of the University of Aveiro, in Portuguese and English;

d) In a national newspaper.


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.

26th July, 2017. — The Rector, Professor Doutor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção.