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CD-CTTI-67-ARH/2018 (candidaturas de 25/05/2018 a 18/06/2018)
One position as Assistant Professor in the subject area of Physical Engineering
An international public competition is opened, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as Assistant Professor in the subject area of Physical Engineering, to develop activity in the area of expertise of Medical Physics.

Publicação: Jornal Público, edição de 25-05-2018

CD-CTTI-67-ARH/2018 - Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, 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 Assistant Professor in the subject area of Physical Engineering, 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.

 

 It intends to hire a lecturer to develop activity in the area of expertise of Medical Physics.

 

1 – Admission requirements:

1.1 — Applicants to the Competition must be holders of a PhD degree in the area or area related to it for which the competition is open.

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 activity as an Assistant Professor, explaining how he can contribute to the progress and development in the disciplinary area of Physical Engineering (with special emphasis in the area of “Medical Physics”) in the scientific, pedagogical and cooperation aspects with 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 (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 50.º of the ECDU.

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 consists of the following:

President: Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Rector of the University of Aveiro.

Jury members: 

Doctor Aurélio Joaquim de Castro Campilho, Full Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto;

Doctor Joaquim Marques Ferreira dos Santos, Full Professor of the Department of Physics of the University of Coimbra;

Doctor Maria Luísa Dias de Carvalho de Sousa Leonardo, Full Professor of the Department of Physics of Faculty of Sciences and Technology of New University of Lisbon;

Doctor Vítor Brás de Sequeira Amaral, Full Professor of the Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro;

Doctor João Miguel Sequeira Silva Dias, Associate Professor with Habilitation of the Department of Physics 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 — Criteria and methods for selecting and evaluating candidates:

4.1 - Approval on absolute merit:

The admission of candidates is subject to their approval on merit, based on being holders of a Doctorate Degree in the area of Physical Engineering or in a Related Area and possess the merits of the overall curriculum in the disciplinary area of competition and the required position, 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 18 articles in the subject area that the competition is open, indexed in the ISI Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science as document type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics;

or

4.1.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 500 citations (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the disciplinary area for which the contest is open considering the databases indicated in section 4.1.1;

or

4.1.3 — Have obtained an average of more than 15 citations per article (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the disciplinary area for which the competition is open, considering the databases indicated in section 4.1.1.

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 performance, 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 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

On the application of the criteria referred to in the preceding article are evaluated the following parameters, which are assigned the weighting factors:

5.1 — Criteria for evaluation of the Scientific Performance:

5.1.1 — Scientific production. Quality and quantity of the scientific production in the area for which the competition is open (books, magazine articles, and congress communications), expressed by the number and type of publications, and by the recognition given to it by the scientific community (translated into the quality of Publication and in the references made to them by other authors). Only publications indexed in the ISI Web of Science Citation Index Expanded (CSI) as "document type = article" and "document type = review" will be considered. Candidates are required to provide proof of compliance of the above bibliometric requirements, including in their curriculum vitae the list of publications produced at the same database and their Researcher ID. The publications should be referenced together with the number of citations, impact factor of the last 5 years of each journal and the DOI of the articles. The scientific production associated to the area of “Medical Physics” will be attributed an additional valorization of the score.

5.1.2 — Coordination and realization of scientific projects. Quality and quantity of scientific projects in which it participated, in the area for which the competition is open, financed on a competitive basis by public funds, through national or international agencies, or financed by companies. In the evaluation of quality, the funding obtained must be taken into account, the number of projects involved as principal investigator and as the local coordinator of at least one project task, the degree of competition requirement, the evaluations of the projects carried out and prototypes accomplished, in particular if they have been sequenced in products or services. An additional valorization of the score will be attributed to coordination and participation in scientific projects associated to the area of “Medical Physics”.

5.1.3 — Experience in supervising academic work of doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers and participation in doctoral juries.

5.2 — Criteria for evaluation of Pedagogical Capacity.

5.2.1 — Coordination of pedagogic projects. Conception, development, teaching, and direction of curricular units, proved by the institutions where the pedagogical activity took place.

5.2.2 — Teaching activity. Evaluated by the number of total teaching hours and the quality of the teaching activity carried out by the applicant’s, proven by the institutions where this activity took place, assessed, whenever possible, by objective methods based on extensive collections of opinion (educational surveys).

5.2.3 — Experience in supervising academic work of students in master's and bachelor's degrees, and participation in master’s juries.

5.3 — Criteria for evaluation of the Other Relevant Activities

5.3.1 — Scientific-pedagogical report. Analysis of the report about scientific and pedagogical performance, including other activities considered relevant to the Mission of the University;

5.3.2 — Scientific-pedagogical project: Potential contribution of the document submitted for the scientific and pedagogical development of the area for which the competition is open. Consider the clarity and quality of the exhibition, the actuality of the content and other complementary elements considered relevant. An additional valorization of the score will be attributed to the document associated with the area of “Medical Physics”.

 

 

 

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

Weights

Criteria

Weights

Scientific Performance

P1= 60

Scientific production (C11)

P11= 0,50

Coordination and realization of scientific projects (C12)

P12=0,30

Orientation of doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers and participation in doctoral juries (C13)

P13=0,20

Pedagogical Capacity

P2= 20

Coordination of pedagogic projects (C21)

P21=0,15

Teaching activity (C22)

P22=0,60

Orientation of master and bachelor students and participation in master’s juries (C23)

P23=0.25

Other Relevant Activities

P3= 20

Scientific-pedagogical report (C31)

P31=0,30

Scientific-pedagogical project (C32)

P32=0,50

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

P33=0,20

 

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)+P2*(C21*P21+C22*P22+C23*P23)+P3*(C31*P31+C32*P32+C33*P33)

 

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 Assistant 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.

 

May 21th, 2018 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.

 

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