ORGANISATION/COMPANYCIS-IUL / ISCTE-IUL
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE22/04/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONPortugal › Lisbon
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
The Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention (CIS) of Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon is accepting applications for 01 Postdoctoral Fellowship, in the scope of R&D exploratory project “JUSTFUTURES - Climate Futures and Just Transformations: Young People’s Narratives and Political Imaginaries” (project reference PTDC/COM-OUT/7669/2020) funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P./MCTES, through national funds (OE), according to the Call for Project Grants in all Scientific Domains 2021 and under the following conditions:
1. Scientific Area: Social sciences and humanities (e.g., psychology; sociology, communication sciences, human geography).
2. Admission Requirements
2.1 Applicants are eligible if they comply with the following requirements cumulatively:
- to hold a PhD in an area of social sciences and humanities relevant to the project, obtained no more than 03 years ago;
If the PhD qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no. 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.
- Only the candidates that comply with paragraph b) of nos.1 and 2 of article 2, of the Research Fellow Statute as amended by Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of August 28th, as well as in article 7 of the Research Grant Regulations of the Foundation for Science and Technology are eligible.
a) The doctorate has been obtained within the three years prior to the date of submission of the application for the grant;
b) The postdoctoral research is carried out in a host entity different from the entity where the research work leading to the doctoral degree was carried out (CIS-Iscte);
c) the research activities do not require postdoctoral experience;
d) the research activities have a time frame for development and implementation of three years or less;
e) The fellow does not exceed, with the conclusion of the grant contract in question, including possible renewals, an accumulated period of three years in that type of grant, consecutive or interpolated.
- Fluency in Portuguese and English.
3. Work plan
The candidate will provide support to the project team in all the tasks detailed in the project application, as well as contributing to any other activities falling within the overall project objectives, including:
- Preparation and running of discussion groups with young people on political imaginaries, climate change and the future;
- Ethnographic research on youth activist groups and movements;
- Organising and conducting workshops on political agency with young people;
- Qualitative analysis of empirical data (e.g., transcripts, field notes, etc.);
- (Co-)authorship of scientific articles and other academic publications;
- (Co-)authorship and presentation of papers in academic events.
4. Applicable legislation and regulations
Statute of Scientific Research Grant Holder, as amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of August 28th; Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Regulation No. 950/2019, of November 29th; Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16th (Legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of higher education awarded by foreign higher education institutions) and other applicable legislation.
The work will be carried out at the Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention (CIS-Iscte) of Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon, under the scientific supervision of Doctor Maria Fernandes-Jesus.
6. Duration of the grant
The grant duration will be 22 months, starting in June of 2022, and renewable, for equal or different periods, until the end date of the project or in accordance with the provisions of point 4 of Article 6 of the FCT Regulation for Research Fellowships into force.
7. Amount of monthly maintenance allowance
The amount of the grant, on an exclusive full-time basis, corresponds to a monthly maintenance allowance under the FCT grants (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2021.pdf), with a value of €1,686.00 and subject to any updates that may occur and are applicable. A monthly payment will be made by bank transfer to the account identified by the beneficiary. The fellow will benefit from personal accident insurance related to research activities and may also be reimbursed for the amount corresponding to the Voluntary Social Security, in case of adherence to this plan.
8. Selection and evaluation criteria
8.1 The selection process will be developed based on the curriculum evaluation, according to the merit of the candidate. The evaluation and ranking criteria are as follows:
a) Scientific production, including scientific publications (articles in scientific journals, books, chapters in books and conference proceedings) (30%);
b) Research activities, including the participation in or coordination of research projects related to the theme of the project (30%);
c) Knowledge dissemination activities for promoting scientific contents (e.g., conferences) (10%);
d) Fluency in Portuguese and English (10%);
e) Evaluation of the motivation letter, where candidates should indicate their motivation and interest regarding the area of the project, as well as any relevant previous experience in that area (written in English and maximum of 1000 words) (10%);
f) Research experience in qualitative and participative methodologies, namely discussion groups and/or ethnography and/or participative workshops (10%).
8.2. Candidates will be scored from 0 to 100, following the above evaluation criteria.
8.3. Completed the curriculum evaluation, the jury reserves the right to call the three candidates ranked first, for an interview.
8.4. During the interview, the topics related to the work plan, previous experience, motivation and CV will be discussed.
8.5. The final grade will have a weighting of 70% curriculum evaluation + 30% interview.
8.6. In the case of a tie, the chairperson of the jury has the casting vote.
8.7. The jury reserves the right to not award the grant if none of the candidates matches the desired profile.
8.8. The current call might be closed until the homologation of the final ranked list of the candidates, and is valid for a 22 months period starting from the homologation date of the final ranked list of the current procedure.
9. Composition of the Selection Jury:
Chairperson: Doctor Maria Fernandes-Jesus (CIS-Iscte);
Full Member: Doctor Anabela Carvalho (University of Minho);
Full Member: Doctor Carla Malafaia (FPCE – University of Porto);
Alternate Member: Doutor Mehmet Ali Uzelgun (FCSH – NOVA University of Lisbon);
Alternate Member: Doctor Francisco Simões (CIS-Iscte).
10. Form of publication/notification of results
- The results of the evaluation shall be made public no later than 90 working days after the closing date for submission of applications and shall be notified to the applicants.
- The candidates are informed, in a prior hearing, under the terms established in the Code of Administrative Procedure, of the probable meaning of the final decision, and may, within 10 working days of this notification, express their opinion on this decision.
11. Deadline for applications
The call is open from 15 March, 2022 to 15 April, 2022, with the interview date expected to be the first week of May.
12. Application submission
12.1 It is mandatory to submit the applications to email@example.com with the following reference “Application to the Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Project JUSTFUTURES” and the following documents:
a) In the case of foreign citizens, a document that proves the country of residence, residence title or any other similar legal document, valid by the date of the beginning of the research grant.
b) Document confirming the title of the required academic degree to the present call, with the final grade and with the grades of the curricular units listed.
If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no. 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act. If the candidates don’t have, during the application period, the documents confirming the title of the required academic degree and diplomas, or the recognition by a Portuguese higher education institution, they can attach a declaration of honor. The verification of these specific conditions will be made by the time to sign the contract.
c) Declaration of honor confirming the fluency in Portuguese and in English.
d) Motivation letter.
e) Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
f) Other documents relevant to the scientific merit of the candidate.
g) One recommendation letter.
12.2. All the documents must be attached in PDF format.
12.3. Candidates that don´t submit the documents listed from paragraph a) to g) of no. 12.1. will be excluded.
EURAXESS offer ID: 757330
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