NOTICE n.º 17480/2018
1 – The Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa – ICS-ULisboa – (Research and Development Unit 232 of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), by order of its Director, dated 15/11/2018, made under the authority delegated to it by the Rector of the University of Lisbon (by Order 10594/2018, of 26 October, published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, issue 220 of 15 November 2018), as part of the Strategic Funding Programme of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), reference UID/SOC/50013/2013, in accordance with the provisions of the Legal Framework governing Academic Employment (RJEC) - Decree-Law 57/2016 of 29 August – in the wording conferred on it by Law 57/2017, of 19 July, taking into account also the provisions of Regulatory Decree 11-A/2017, of 29 December 2017 and the General Law on Civil Service Employment (LTFP - Law 35/2014 of 20 June), hereby opens an international selection competition for the recruitment of a principal researcher, on the basis of a fixed-term civil service employment contract, in the field of History, framed in the thematic areas of History of Agriculture and Food Systems.
2 – In accordance with article 16 of the RJEC, this competition does not require the permission of officers of the Ministries of Finance or Public Administration, in particular that mentioned in paragraph 3 of article 7 of the LTFP; nor does it require the prior favourable opinion of officers of the Ministries of Finance or Public Administration mentioned in paragraph 5 of article 30 of the LTFP; nor is it subject to the procedure for recruiting workers undergoing retraining as mentioned in article 265 of the LTFP.
3 – Candidates for this post must meet the following requirements:
a) Hold a doctoral degree qualification in History, one of the research subject areas of the ICS-ULisboa, as outlined in the Rector of the University of Lisbon’s Order 8924/2015, published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, issue 155, of 11 August of 2015. If the doctorate has been conferred by a foreign academic institution, it must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 341/2007 of 12 October, as regulated by Government Order 227/2017 of 25 July 2017 or have been granted equivalence to, or recognition of, the degree of Doctor under the terms of Decree-Law 283/83 of 21 June.
Equivalence, recognition and registration of the degree of Doctor shall be obtained by the end of the time limit to sign the respective contract;
b) Have relevant post-doctoral experience and relevant academic career experience following the obtaining of a doctorate, for a minimum period of three years, in the scientific subdomains of History of Agriculture and Food Systems;
c) Meet other legal requirements, in particular those set out in the General Law on Civil Service Employment (LTFP) (article 17 of Law 35/2014 of 21 June).
4 – The researcher to be recruited will carry out his or her academic work in the Research Group: ‘Power, Society and Globalization.’
5 – As part of the work mentioned in the previous paragraph, the researcher shall:
a) Promote and undertake research activities which can be included in the Strategic Programme of the ICS-ULisboa;
b) Take part in ICS-ULisboa post-graduate activities;
c) Develop university extension and knowledge dissemination activities;
d) Fulfil the other functions of a principal researcher, namely those set out in article 9 of Decree-Law 57/2016 of 29 August, in paragraphs 2 and 4 of article 5 of Decree-Law 124/99 of 20 April, in the Legal Framework for Higher Education Institutions (RJIES - Law 62/2007 of 10 September) and in the Statutes of the University of Lisbon and the Instituto de Ciências Sociais.
6 – Type of work contract – As a rule, the responsibilities of this post will be discharged on the basis of exclusivity, in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 7 of the RJEC.
7 – Binding terms – The binding terms of this civil service employment contract are for a fixed term of three years, automatically renewable for periods of one year, up to a maximum total duration of six years, in accordance with the provisions of Decree-Law 57/2016 of 29 August.
8 – Remuneration – The remuneration is calculated in accordance with Annex 1 of the Decree-Law no. 124/99, 20 April, pursuant to the provisions of article 1 of the Decree-Regulation 11-A / 2017, 29 December, corresponding to level 1, index 220 of the principal investigator category, without aggregation or habilitation, between levels 61 and 62 of the Sole Remuneration Table (TRU) approved by Order 1553-C/2008 of 31 December. Currently this is set at the gross amount of de 3.601,03€ per month. Basic pay is supplemented by holiday, Christmas and lunch bonuses.
9 – Candidates must complete and submit their formal applications within 15 working days of publication of this Notice in the Diário da República and the Bolsa de Emprego Público. They may be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, by registered postal mail with acknowledgement of receipt, or delivered by hand, to the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Prof. Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9 – 1600-189 LISBOA, PORTUGAL. They should contain the following information:
a) Application Form (available at https://www.ics.ulisboa.pt/info/informacoes-legais), addressed to the Director of the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, showing full personal details (full name, parents’ names, place of birth and nationality, date of birth, number and date of issue of identity card, citizen’s card, passport or other equivalent identification document, department or authority of issue, tax number, address, postcode, e-mail address and telephone number);
b) Copy of doctoral diploma or certificate;
c) Detailed curriculum vitae, dated and signed;
d) Two representative publications during applicant’s academic career;
e) A research proposal, in Portuguese or English (containing a maximum of 2,000 words) for work suitable to being undertaken in the research themes and in the scientific subdomain above mention;
f) A presentation letter, in Portuguese or English, outlining current research interests and how they align with the ICS’ Strategic Programme.
10 – The list of applicants accepted or rejected and the final list of acceptances will be exhibited at the offices of ICS-ULisboa, published on the relevant web page and sent by electronic mail to all applicants, with a request for acknowledgment of receipt.
11 – Time limit for decision – The selection committee shall make its final deliberations within 90 days from the final date for submission of applications.
12 – Preliminary Hearing – Under the terms of article 121 of the Administrative Procedure Code, applicants once notified have 10 days to respond.
13 - Selection Committee – The selection committee for this competition, as approved by the Academic Council meeting on 24/09/2018, is made up of the following, in accordance with article 13 of the RJEC:
Chair: Dr. Karin Elizabeth Wall Gago, Research Professor and ICS-ULisboa Director.
Dr. José Luís Miranda Cardoso, Research Professor at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa;
Dr. José Pedro Cidade Lains e Silva, Research Professor at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa;
Dr. Álvaro Francisco Rodrigues Garrido, Associate Professor with Aggregation at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra.
14 - Assessment consists of appraisal of applicants’ curricula vitae and academic trajectories, which includes scope of research, post-graduate teaching, university extension and knowledge dissemination, and service to the University (management of academic activity).
14.1 - Research, which has a weighting of 70% in the overall assessment, incorporates the following:
a) Publications (articles, books, book chapters and other publications), with an assessment of the intrinsic quality of the corresponding academic content;
b) Research proposal, as mentioned in paragraph e) of item 9 in this Notice, with an assessment of originality and suitability for the ICS Strategic Programme;
c) Participation in academic meetings, with an assessment of presentations at national and international academic meetings, and conference organization;
d) Research projects, with an assessment of approved and unapproved national and international applications and execution of funded research projects;
e) Prizes and Grants;
f) Work as academic referee for journals and books, journal editing, etc.;
g) Networks and partnerships;
h) Academic reports.
14.2 - Post-Graduate Career, with a weighting of 15% in the overall assessment, includes the following:
a) Teaching, including lecturing in doctoral courses and other cycles as well as coordination of curricular units and study cycle organization, specialist and refresher courses, etc.;
b) Supervision, including supervision and joint supervision of third-cycle dissertations and supervision of second-cycle dissertations;
c) Networks, meaning participation in advanced training networks of national and international institutions;
d) Membership of selection panels, including doctoral degree and master’s degree panels;
e) Other activities, including membership of post-graduate study committees, course committees, scholarship and post-doctoral studies committees and supervision of research scholars.
14.3 - Service to the University (management of academic activities), which carries a weighting of 10% of the overall assessment, includes:
a) Opinions, studies, reports and other documents drawn up as part of collaboration schemes with public and private sector firms and organizations;
b) Dissemination of knowledge to wider audiences including, among other things, making databases available, presenting to the media the results of studies undertaken, creation of websites and web pages aimed at academic and non-academic audiences, etc.
14.4 - Service to the University (management of academic activities), which carries a weighting of 5% of the overall assessment, includes:
a) Participation in governing bodies of university and other educational institutions;
b) Co-ordination of technical and scientific services;
c) Membership of consultative institutional bodies involving academic research;
d) Membership of the boards of professional academic associations;
e) Participation in national and international academic assessment activities;
f) Other relevant services not set out above.
15 – The assessment procedure may involve interviews, in which applicants will be asked to present in public their draft research proposals as mentioned in paragraph e) of item 9 of this Notice, to a limited number of applicants to be chosen by the selection committee bearing in mind the provisional order emerging from the assessment procedures described in point 14. If the jury chooses to conduct an interview, it will carries a weighting of 10% of the overall assessment.
16 - Approval in absolute merit - The jury shall deliberate on the approval or rejection in absolute merit, by a justified nominal vote where no abstentions are admitted, in accordance with the provisions of the University of Lisbon’s General Rules for Tenders (Regulamento Geral de Concursos da ULisboa) published by Order nº. 2307/2015, 5 March, Diário da República, 2nd series, no. 45.
17 - Classification (marking) of candidates - Each examiner shall award a mark to each candidate for each evaluation criterion, on a scale of 0 to 5 points, and will proceed to rank candidates in accordance with the final marks obtained by adding up all the individual marks obtained for each evaluation criterion, and taking into account the weighting for each parameter.
18 - Minutes of the meetings of the examining board shall be drawn up, containing a summary of proceedings, as well as the number of votes awarded by each examiner and the grounds for those votes. These minutes will be made available to candidates on request.
19 -The final deliberation of the examining board shall be approved by the Director of the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, made under the authority delegated to it by the Rector of the University of Lisbon (by Order 10594/2018, of 26 October, published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, issue 220 of 15 November 2018). It will be also the responsibility of the Director of the Institute to sign the respective contract.
20 - False statements made by any candidate will be punishable in terms of the law.
21- The list of candidates accepted and those rejected, as well as the final ranking of all candidates, will be posted at the Institute’s premises, at the address mentioned above, and put up on the Institute’s webpage, candidates being notified by e-mail with notification of receipt, without prejudice to the provision of articles 110 to 114 of the Administrative Procedure Code (Código do Procedimento Administrativo.
22 - Policy of non-discrimination and equal access: the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the Universidade de Lisboa actively pursues a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, which means that no candidate may be given special privileges, be benefitted or prejudiced in any way, or deprived of any right by reason of ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, financial circumstances, educational attainment level, origin or social class, genetic inheritance, reduced ability to work, handicap, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, land of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions or union membership.
23 - Under the terms of Decree-Law 29/2001 of 3 February 2001, handicapped candidates take preference where scores are equal, and such preference prevails over any other legal right of preference. Candidates should state on the application form, on their word of honour, the extent to which they suffer from a handicap, its type and the means of communication or expression to be used in the selection process, in accordance with the terms of the above-mentioned legislation.
15 November 2018. — The Director, Research Professor Karin Elizabeth Wall Gago.
Published in Diário da República, 2.ª série, n.º 230, 29 November 2018