1. The Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP)
approved, on July 1, 2021, the opening of an international recruitment competition for one PhD
holder to carry out scientific research activities, in the scientific area of Educational Sciences, under
the project “ClimActiveCitizen: Connecting Citizenship and Science for Climate Adaptation”
(ClimActiC), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through NORTE 2020
– Norte Regional Operational Programme (grant No. NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000071), by means
of an individual fixed-term employment contract (“contrato individual de termo resolutivo incerto”)
under the Portuguese Labour Code. The project consortium is led by the Centre for Research and
Intervention in Education of FPCEUP, and is coordinated by Isabel Menezes and co-coordinated by
Ana Cristina Torres.
ClimActic project aims at promoting bridges between the laboratories where scientific and
technological knowledge is produced, the formal education contexts where such knowledge is
“consumed” and the individuals who “consume” it, and the public sphere where such knowledge is
used in vindication for public policies and economic and social changes.
The successful candidate will be closely involved and monitor the progress of the activities,
supporting the communication and the overall coordination of project partners. Specific duties of
this post include: data processing and analysis; writing scientific articles and other documents for
publication (in both Portuguese and English); preparing and presenting conference papers; assisting
in organising meetings and events; providing assistance to project management and administrative
tasks, carrying out necessary activity to achieve the planned objectives. The postholder must be
available to travel throughout the North region of Portugal over the duration of the project.
Termination of the project or termination of the financing shall determine the expiration of the
contract.2. Applicable law:
Decree-Law No. 57/2016, of August 29, the regulations for hiring PhD holders to stimulate scientific
and technological employment in all areas of knowledge (RJEC), with the amendments introduced
by Law No. 57/2017, dated July 19, also taking into account the provisions of Regulatory Decree No.
11-A/2017, of December 29; “Regulamento do Pessoal de Investigação, de Ciência e Tecnologia da
Universidade do Porto – Regulamento n.º 487/2020”; Portuguese Labour Code, approved by Law
No. 7/2009, of February 12, in its current wording.
3. Under the terms of Article 18 of RJEC, the present competition is exempt of: i) authorization from
the Government officials in charge of the areas of Finance and Public Administration, as specified in
point 3 of Article 7 of the Public Service Labour Law (“Lei de Trabalho em Funções Públicas –
LTFP”); ii) prior favourable opinion from the Government officials in charge of the areas of Finance
and Public Administration (as specified in point 5 of Article 30 of the LTFP); and iii) the legal
procedure for the recruitment of workers in the process of requalification, as specified in Article 265
of the LTFP.
4. In compliance with Article 13 of RJEC, the selection panel of this competition is composed as
Isabel Menezes, Full Professor, FPCEUP;
Ana Cristina Torres, Researcher, CIIE/FPCEUP;
Carla Malafaia, Researcher, CIIE/FPCEUP;
Amélia Lopes, Full Professor, FPCEUP.
5. The workplace shall be at CIIE facilities at FPCEUP, Rua Alfredo Allen, 4200-135 Porto, and at
other places where the project will be implemented.
6. The monthly remuneration to be paid is of €2.134,73, corresponding to level 33 of the Single Salary
Table, approved by Order no. 1553-C/2008 of December 31 and level 5, position 1 from
“Regulamento n.º 487/2020”.
7. The competition is open to national candidates, foreigners and stateless persons who hold a
doctoral degree in Educational Sciences or Education, or in a related area within the scope of social
and human sciences, provided that on topics relevant to the project, and a scientific and professional path that reveals an adequate profile to the activity to be developed.
If the candidate holds a doctoral degree awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must
be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, in accordance with the provisions of
article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of 16 August, which approves the legal regime for the
recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign higher
education institutions and Article 4 (2) (e) of Decree-Law no. 60/2018 of 3 August, and any
formalities established therein be fulfilled up to the date of the contracting act.
8. According to Article 5 of RJEC, the selection is made through the evaluation of the scientific and
curricular path of the candidates.
9. The evaluation of the scientific and curricular path of the candidates focuses on the relevance,
quality and up-to-dateness of:
a) The scientific production of the last five years considered to be more relevant by the
b) The applied or practice-based research activities developed over the last five years and
considered as having the greatest impact by the candidate;
c) The activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge developed during the last five
years, considered to be of greater relevance by the candidate.
10. The period of five years referred to in the previous number may be increased by the selection
panel, at the request of the candidate, when justified in suspending the scientific activity for socially
protected reasons, namely for reasons of parental leave, serious illness prolonged work, and other
situations of unavailability for work legally protected.
11. Special requirements, for which documentary evidence must be provided, are as follows:
a) Experience of participating in funded research projects, national and/or international, in
fields with a clear link to the themes of the project (e.g., environmental education, education
for climate change, citizenship education, education for sustainability, teacher education and
b) Extensive experience of undertaking both quantitative and qualitative methods;
c) Experience in participatory research methodologies and/or experience in educational, social
or community intervention with young people;
d) Willingness to travel frequently throughout the North of Portugal (to be declared in the
requirement);e) Fluency (oral and written) in English and in Portuguese.
12. The preferred requirements, for which documentary evidence must be provided, are:
a) Experience of undertaking research relevant to the project themes and motivation to pursue
research in these themes;
b) Authorship (as first author) of articles in scientific journals indexed in SCImago Journal
Rank/Scopus (SJR) and/or in Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
13. Evaluation methods are: curricular evaluation (AC) and, if the selection panel deems it necessary,
an interview (E), partially in English, to the highest ranked candidates (max. of three) in curricular
The evaluation criteria and weighing factors are as follows:
C1) Experience of participating in funded research projects, national and/or international, in fields
with clear link to the themes of the project – 10%;
C2) Suitability of the research area and of the training path to the project – 20%;
C3) Experience of undertaking both quantitative and qualitative methods – 15%;
C4) Experience in participatory research methodologies and/or experience in educational, social or
community intervention with young people – 15%;
C5) Experience in publishing in international journals, particularly if indexed in SCImago Journal
Rank/Scopus (SJR) and/or in Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with a clear link to the themes and
work plan of the project, in particular two publications selected by the candidate as representative of
their best work – 25%;
C6) Motivation, in which it will be evaluated how the candidates, in the motivation letter, connect
the project objectives and methodologies with their knowledge and skills – 15%.
The Interview (E), if necessary, intends exclusively to clarify aspects related to the results of the
candidate research, and will have a weight of 10% to the final score.
14. The final score to each of the candidates is expressed on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
CF without interview = 0,10*C1 + 0,20*C2 + 0,15*C3 + 0,15*C4 + 0,25*C5 + 0,15*C6
CF with interview = (0,10*C1 + 0,20*C2 + 0,15*C3 + 0,15*C4 + 0,25*C5 + 0,15*C6) * 0,90 + 0,10*E
15. The selection panel will make decisions based on the selection criteria above using nominal voting
(voting by roll call). Abstentions are not allowed.16. Minutes of the selection panel meetings will be drawn up containing a summary of what has taken
place in them, including the votes cast by each of the members and respective justification. Minutes
will be available to the applicants if requested.
17. When the selection procedure has been concluded, the selection panel will elaborate a sorted list
of successful candidates based on the obtained scores.
18. The final decision of the selection panel is approved by the maximum leader of the institution
that also decides on the hiring.
19. Submission of applications:
19.1. Candidates must submit their applications, addressed to the Chairperson of the selection panel,
identifying the competition they are applying to, full name, affiliation, number and date of issue of
identification card, citizen’s card, or passport, tax identification number, date and place of birth,
home and contact address, including e-mail address and telephone number.
19.2. Applications must include all supporting documents that prove that the conditions set out in
the requirements (points 7, 11 and 12) are fulfilled, in particular:
a) Copy of doctoral certificate or diploma and other supporting documents considered relevant
for assessing the eligibility of the application;
b) Detailed curriculum vitae, structured in accordance with points 9 and 13;
c) Short description of the scientific activities that the candidate considers as most relevant, in
accordance to No. 2 of the Article 5 of RJEC, and the items in point 10 of this notice;
d) Copies of published scientific article(s), with an indication of the two most representative
publications of the curriculum (theses or dissertations are not included here);
e) Motivation letter;
f) Recommendation letter(s) (máx. 2);
g) Copy of certificate of English and Portuguese languages competence or a sworn statement
declaring he/she meets the level of English-language and Portuguese-language requirement,
which may be assessed in the interview;
h) Other supporting documents that the candidate deems relevant to the analysis of his/her
application, including a sworn statement of the possession of requirements or conditions that
cannot otherwise be proven;19.3. Applicants submit their requirements and supporting documents in PDF format to the
electronic address firstname.lastname@example.org , and also to email@example.com and
firstname.lastname@example.org . In the subject of the message, please include the reference of the post
“FPCEUP | 1 Investigador/a Doutorado/a | CIIE - ClimActiC 2021”.
19.4. Applications must be submitted by 11.59 pm (local time) on the 10th working day following the
publication of this notice in the 2nd series of the Diário da República, on the Bolsa de Emprego
Público, on the Euraxess portal, on the University of Porto’s Recruitment page and FPCEUP website.
20. Candidates whose applications are not properly completed or who fail to fulfil the requirements
established in the call are excluded from admission. In case of doubt, the selection panel is entitled
to request further documentation to support the applicant’s declarations.
21. False statements provided by applicants are punishable by law.
22. The minutes regarding the evaluation phases will be sent by email to the address provided by the
candidates on their Curriculum Vitae.
23. Prior hearing and deadline for final decision: in compliance with the provisions of the Article 121
of the Code of Administrative Procedure (“Código do Procedimento Administrativo”), after being
notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit a formal rebuttal. Up to a maximum of 90 days
counted from the deadline for submitting applications, the selection panel will have passed the final
24. This selection is exclusively intended to fill this available position. It may be closed at any time
before the legally binding homologation of the final ranking lists, and will expire when the position
25. FPCEUP and CIIE actively promote a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no
candidate can be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exemption from
any duty owing, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status,
economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity,
disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion,
political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.
26. The selection panel approved this public notice at the meeting held on June 9, 2021.Porto, July 1, 2021
Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto, Professor Luísa
Maria Soares Faria
More information: https://sigarra.up.pt/spup/pt/noticias_geral.ver_noticia?p_nr=54108
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