Job Opportunities
CD-CTFP-78-ARH/2017 (prazo de candidaturas: de 18/10/2017 a 30/11/2017)
One position as Associate Professor in the subject areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering.
An international public Competition is opened for the appointment to one position as Associate Professor in the subject areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Publication: Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 201 — 18 de outubro de 2017

Publication: Jornal “Público”, edition of 20-10-2017

Public notice No. 829/2017 - Doctor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção, Full Professor and Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of thirty business days starting on the first business day immediately after the publication of the present notice in the Diário da República, an international public Competition is opened for the appointment to 1 (one) position as Associate Professor in the subject areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering.

The present Competition, opened on 19 September, 2017 by dispatch of the Rector of the University of Aveiro, is governed by the provisions of Article 37 and following articles in the Statute of the University Teaching Career, hereinafter referred to as SUTC, approved by Decree-Law No. 448/79 of 13th of November, with the new wording introduced by Decree-Law No. 205/2009 of 31st of August, amended by Law No. 8/2010 of 13th of 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 Regulation, published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, No. 222, on 16th of November of 2010.


1 – Admission requirements:

1.1 — Applicants to the Competition must be holders of a PhD degree for over five years according to the article 41 of the SUTC.

1.2 — Applicants with qualifications obtained abroad must provide proof that they are recognized, equivalent or registered as a PhD degree under the applicable law.


2 — Formalisation of 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, it is suggested that it be organized according to the sub-factors for assessment set forth in Section 6 below;

b) Copies of papers, no more than five, selected by the applicant as the most representative of his/her curriculum vitae;

c) Content report, teaching methods and bibliography of a course unit in the subject area that the Competition is open;

d) Scientific-pedagogical project: document enabling 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 Associate Professor, explaining how he can contribute to the progress and development of the disciplinary area in the scientific, pedagogical and cooperation with society aspects;

e) 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 6.1.1.;

f) 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;

g) 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 adequate to the area in which the Competition was opened;

e) Copy of the certificate with the respective mark or grade or other document that is legally recognised for the same purpose;

f) Documents supporting all of the elements referred to in subsections a), 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 – Submission of the application:

2.5.1 — The application may be submitted in Portuguese or in English, via email, to the Human Resources Department of the University of Aveiro ( by the deadline stipulated in this Notice.

2.5.2 — The applicants are required to present a “message sent” confirmation as proof of the application submission.

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 f) 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, within a predetermined time period, hand in additional documents in support of the curriculum vitae.

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 has the following composition:

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

Jury members:

- Doctor Victor Armando Pereira de Freitas, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto;

- Doctor Baltazar Manuel Romão de Castro, Full Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto;

- Doctor Fernando Jorge da Silva Pina, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon;

- Doctor Margarida Sofia Pereira Duarte Amaral, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon;

- Doctor João Paulo Serejo Goulão Crespo, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon;

- Doctor Armando da Costa Duarte, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro;

- Doctor João Carlos Matias Celestino Gomes da Rocha, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro;

- Doctor Artur Manuel Soares da Silva, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro;

- Doctor João Manuel da Costa e Araújo Pereira Coutinho, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro.

3.2 — The deliberations are held by roll-call vote requiring the absolute majority of the votes of the members of the jury present at the meeting; abstentions are not allowed.

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 the content stipulated in article 20 of the Regulation.


5 – Methods and criteria for assessment:

5.1 — The method of selection is the evaluation 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 weighed 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 that the Competition is open;

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 to the points above-mentioned.

6.1 – Criteria for the assessment of the 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 at conferences) expressed by the number and type of publications, and the recognition given by the scientific community (the quality of the publication sites/journals and the references made by other authors). Particular attention will be given to the works selected by the candidate as most representative and to their contribution to the development of a discipline area in which this competition was opened.

6.1.2 — Participation in and coordination of scientific projects. Quality and quantity of scientific projects in which the applicant has participated in the subject area of the Competition, financed by public funds of national or international agencies or by companies. The assessment of the quality should consider the amount of funding obtained, the degree approval rate of the funding competition, the expert evaluation of the finished projects, particularly if the projects have led to the development of products or services.

6.1.3 — Intervention in the scientific community and creation of scientific teams. The capacity to intervene in the scientific community will be assessed, particularly the organisation of events, being (co-)editor of magazines, participating in the evaluation of projects and articles, invitations to deliver lectures, participation in academic juries and advisory activities, as well as being recognised through awards or other distinctions and respective impact. Mentoring of post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral students, will also be considered.

6.1.4 — Analysis of the scientific-pedagogic project: The clarity and quality of the document will be assessed, as well as present relevance of the document’s content and of the other relevant elements provided, giving with special attention to the potential contribution to the development of the area in which the contest is opened.

6.2 — Criteria for the assessment of 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 pedagogic 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).

6.2.4 - Supervision of students in master's and Bachelor's degree, considering their number, quality and scientific or technological impact of the publications, these and other course works, considering the works awarded with prizes and their international recognition.

6.2.5 — Course report. In the evaluation of scientific and pedagogical value of the report, the following aspects will be considered: the clarity of its structure and the quality of presentation; the timeliness of the content and suitability of the program, including comparison with similar subjects in other national and international universities; the framework presented on the subject and the proposed working method; the recommended bibliography and the quality of comments produced about it, and other complementary elements considered relevant.

6.3 — Criteria for the assessment of Knowledge Transfer

6.3.1 — Patents, registration and ownership of rights, elaboration of technical regulation and legislation. Patent authorship and co-authorship, records of ownership of intellectual property rights regarding software, mathematical methods and rules of mental activity. Participation in standardization committees and in the drafting of legislative projects and technical regulation. The evaluation of this criterion should also take into account the resulting economic added-value of patents and intellectual property rights.

6.3.2 — Consulting services, tests and measurements. Participation in consulting activities, tests and measurements involving private and/or public sector. Participation as a teacher in vocational training courses or technological expertise directed at companies or the public sector. The evaluation of this criterion should also take into account the economic added-value of research results achieved, measured by the contracts of technology transfer and development that have resulted and contribution to the creation of spin-off companies.

6.3.3 — 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 addressed to diverse audiences. Publications to disseminate science and technology.

6.4 — Criteria for evaluation of University Management

6.4.1 — Applicant’s participation in scientific, pedagogical or institutional management activities and participation in academic juries outside his/her own institution.

6.5 — The weighing for the above-mentioned criteria are presented in the following table:





Scientific Performance


Scientific production (C11)


Participation in and coordination of scientific projects (C12))


Intervention in scientific community and in scientific team’s creation (C13)


Scientific-pedagogic project (C14)


Pedagogic Capacity


Coordination of pedagogic projects (C21)


Production of pedagogic material (C22)


Teaching activity (C23)


Supervision of master's and Bachelor's students (C24)


Course report (C25)


Knowledge Transfer


Patents, registration and ownership of rights, elaboration of technical regulation and legislation (C31)


Consulting services, tests and measurements (C32)


Dissemination of science and technology (C33)


University Management


Activities of University Management (C41)


Table – Weights for the assessment criteria


7 – Assessment and selection:

7.1 — After the admission phase of the applications to the Competition, the jury will begin the appraisal of the 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 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 100 articles in the scientific area in which the call 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;


7.2.2 — The applicant has a total of, at least, 1500 citations (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the area in which the call is open;


7.2.3 — The applicant has an average of, at least, 20 citations per article (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the area in which the call is open;

7.3 — The candidates must prove that they have satisfied the above requisite by indicating the key to be used in the search of ISI Web of Science, or by including in their curriculum vitae a list of the citations confirmed by the above mentioned database.

7.4 — 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.

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

7.6 — 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.

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

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

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


8 — Voting methodology and ranking:

8.1 — The ranking 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 are allowed.

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 Regulation.

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 the delivery of 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 a large number of applications 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 published 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.


19 September, 2017 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção.