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One Postdoctoral Scholarship in Philosophy

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
5 Dec 2022

Job Information

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Research Field
Philosophy » Other
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
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Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

1. By decision of the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, Professor Miguel Tamen, a tender is open for the award of one Scholarship for Postdoc (Bolsa de Investigação Pós-Doutoral).

This grant is funded by Portuguese national funds through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, under project UIDP/00310/2020 of the Center of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon, from the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon.


2. The scholarship will be awarded for 10 months, and may be renewed up to a maximum of 36 months and during the eligibility of the project.


3. The scholarship will be supervised by Professor Ricardo Santos.


4. The scholarship holder is expected to develop with diligence all the activities necessary for the completion of the scientific project submitted and approved, and to participate actively and committedly in the activities of the research group of the Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon in which he/she will be integrated.


5. Application submission

Please send an email to: with the following documents:

- application form (see template at FLUL website);

- a motivation letter;

- detailed curriculum vitae;

- degree certificate (if you do not have this document, you must send a statement of compliance - see template at FLUL website);

- doctoral thesis or equivalent document that determined the granting of this academic degree;

- research project (max. 3000 words);

- copy of two papers that the candidate considers most relevant.


The application and all documents associated with must be written in either Portuguese or English.


No required application document may be submitted after the deadline.


For application purposes, diplomas, certificates and transcripts need not be submitted. In lieu, a statement of compliance is required. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to the signing of the contract.


Research Field
Philosophy » Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Upon completion of the grant period, the scholarship holder has up to 60 weekdays to submit to (a) final report on the activities and results (in electronic format); and (b) the supervisor(s)'s evaluation of the final report.


The final report will be evaluated by the supervisor(s) according to the following criteria:

- Quality of the work developed - 60%

- Achieved results achieved (publications, conference presentations) - 30%

- Integration and adaptation skills - 10%

Each criterion will be graded 0-20. The final evaluation will be 0-20.

Specific Requirements

Applicants must hold a PhD degree (Bolsa de Investigação Pós-Doutoral) in Philosophy.


Applicants must permanently and habitually reside in Portugal at the start date of the fellowship.


Applicants must have obtained the doctorate degree in the three years prior to the date of submission of the application for the grant.


Applicants cannot have carried out their doctoral research at Center of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon, unless the majority of the doctoral research work have not been carried out in the unit.

Additional Information


Stipend in accordance to the Portuguese Science Foundation salary scale, 1686,00€ per month (see, paid by bank transfer.


Insurance costs (Seguro de Acidentes Pessoais and Seguro Social Voluntário) are supported by the employer.


Acceptance of the fellowship is exclusive of any other professional or research activity (Art. 5 of the Research Fellowship Holder Statute).

Eligibility criteria

The following applicants are eligible:

a) Portuguese citizens or citizens of other Member States of the European Union;

b) Citizens of other countries;

c) Stateless persons;

d) Political refugees.

Selection process

The selection criteria, expressed on a scale from 0 to 20 points, will be as follows:

1. Final Evaluation (FE):

1.1. Merit of the scientific publications of a philosophical nature, judged from the quantity, quality and academic prestige of the respective journals or publishers (40%);

1.2 Merit of the candidate's academic and scientific track record, judged on the basis of the curriculum vitae presented (30%);

1.3 Merit of the scientific project (30%)

Final evaluation = SP (40%) + CV (30%) + RP (30%)


Applicants who, at the end of the entire evaluation process, have been evaluated with less than 15 points will not be considered eligible for the grant.


Applicants with diplomas issued by foreign higher education institutions may apply and will be evaluated using the same criteria as applicants with diplomas issued by Portuguese institutions, as long as they make proof, in their application, of the academic degree recognition and the conversion of the final classification for the Portuguese scale under the terms of the applicable legislation.


Search Committee

Chair: Professor António Pedro Sangreman Proença de Marcelino Mesquita

Panel: Professor David Yates, Professor Filipa de Almeida Afonso and Doctor Tamara Caraus

Alternates: Doctor Lidia Lanza

Additional comments

Preliminary decisions will be posted at the FLUL website.


Selected applicant(s) will be notified by email.


Applicants may submit queries or complaints about the decisions within a ten weekday working days period at the prior hearing of interested parties by email to the address for sending applications (see section “Offer Description”).


Final decisions must be announced within 90 weekdays of the application deadline and up to 60 weekdays after the end of the query and complaint deadline.


A complaint may be lodged against the final decision within 15 working days, or, alternatively, an appeal may be lodged with the Dean of FLUL within 30 working days, both after the respective notification.


In case of non-acceptance by the selected applicant(s), the grant may be offered to any of the other ranked applicants within 18 months of the final announcement.


Job offer in Portuguese, Statement of Compliance, Final Report andContract templates available at FLUL website.


This grant is regulated by:

 - Portuguese Research Fellow Charter/Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica (Lei n.º 40/2004, de 18 de agosto, Decreto-Lei n.º 123/2019, de 28 de agosto, Decreto-Lei n.º 89/2013, de 9 de julho, Decreto-Lei n.º 233/2012, de 29 de outubro and Lei n.º 12/2013, de 29 de janeiro);

- Universidade de Lisboa Fellowship Bylaws / Regulamento de Bolsas da Universidade de Lisboa (Despacho n.º 6238/2020, de 12 de Junho and Despacho n.º 8061/2022, de 1 de julho);

- Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Fellowship Bylaws / Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Regulamento n.º 950/2019, de 16 de dezembro).

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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
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Alameda da Universidade

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