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CD-CTTI-07-ARH/2018 (prazo de candidaturas: até 22-02-2018)
One position as Adjunct Professor in the subject area of Retail Management
An international public competition is opened, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as Adjunct Professor in the subject area of Retail Management.

Publicitação: Jornal Público, edição de 31 de janeiro de 2018

CD-CTTI-07-ARH/2018- 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 Retail Management 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).

The opening of the present procedure is carried out under the provisions of article 23 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016, of August 29, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of July 19.


1 — Admission requirements:

1.1 — A requisite for admission to the tender 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, or in a related field that the tender 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 must be fulfilled by the date of expiry of the application deadline.


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, 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 scientific and pedagogical aspects of cooperation with the society;

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 ( 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 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 the point b) of paragraph 4 of article 23 of the ECPDESP.

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 — Tender Jury:

3.1 — The tender jury consist of the following:

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

Jury members:

Doctor Anabela Botelho Veloso, Full Professor, University of Aveiro;

Doctor Carlos Henrique Figueiredo e Melo de Brito, Associate Professor with Aggregation, School of Economics and Management, University of Porto;

Doctor Elisabete Fátima Simões Vieira, Coordinating Professor, University of Aveiro;

Doctor José Luís Mendes Loureiro Abrantes, Coordinating Professor, School of Technology and Management of Viseu, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu;

Doctor Pedro Manuel Miranda Nunes, Coordinating Professor with Aggregation, Management School from Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.

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 candidates is subject to your approval on merit, based on the merits of the overall curriculum candidates in the disciplinary area of competition, taking into account, cumulatively, and compliance with at least one of the following requirements:

4.1.1 - The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 10 articles in the disciplinary area that the competition is open, indexed in Scopus;


4.1.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 50 citations (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the disciplinary area for which the competition is open;


4.1.3 — Have professional experience in business environment in the disciplinary area for which the competition is open for at least 10 years;

4.2 — Candidates must prove that they meet the above requirements, indicating the key to be used in the search for SCIVerse 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 and are attributed the points mentioned:

5.1 — Criteria for assessing scientific, professional and technical Performance

5.1.1 — 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).

5.1.2 — Participation in scientific projects. Quality and quantity of scientific 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.

5.1.3 — Intervention in the scientific and/or professional communities. Assessing the capacity to intervene in scientific and/or professional, 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.

5.1.4 — Coordination of research teams: supervision of academic work of post-doctoral and doctoral students.

5.1.5 — Professional experience: duration and functions performed in business environment in the area of Retail Management.

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. 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 in master's and bachelor's degrees.

5.3 — Criteria for evaluation of the Other Relevant Activities

5.3.1 — Training and or professional activity (courses, workshops, seminars);

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 scientific performance report, educational and other activities considered relevant to the Mission of higher education institutions.

5.3.5. — Analysis of Scientific-academic project: Consider the clarity and quality of the exhibition, the actuality of the content and other complementary elements considered, with special attention to the potential 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





Scientific, professional and technical Performance


Scientific and technical Production (C11)


Participation in scientific projects (C12)


Intervention in the scientific and/or professional communities (C13)


Coordination of research teams (C14)


Professional experience (C15)


Pedagogic capacity


Coordination of pedagogic projects (C21)


Teaching activity (C22)


Orientation of students in master's and bachelor's degrees (C23)


Other relevant activities


Training and or professional activity (C31)


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


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


Scientific performance report, educational and other activities considered relevant to the Mission of higher education institutions (C34)


Scientific-academic project (C35)



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:



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.


November 29th, 2017 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção.


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