ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE OPENING OF AN INTERNATIONAL SELECTION TENDER PROCEDURE FOR DOCTORATE HIRING
PURSUANT TO DECREE-LAW NO. 57/ 2016 OF 29 AUGUST
Internal Reference: CUBE-PhD-30345-2
The Rector of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Prof. Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil, hereby announces an international selection tender for one vacancy of doctorate auxiliary researcher to perform duties of scientific research, on an exclusivity basis, in the scientific field of Marketing. The research activities are to be carried out at CUBE - Católica Lisbon Research Unit in Business and Economics - GES/00407 integrated at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Lisbon, within the framework of the Project PTDC/EGE-OGE/30345/2017 entitled “WELL-BEING & SUSTAINABILITY”, a project financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. ( FCT,IP) through national funds.
This project started on October 1st, 2018, it was initially predicted to last 30 months, and it is now expected that it will be extended for another year, until March 31st, 2022. The contract resulting from this selection tender should start between December 1st, 2020 and February 1st, 2021, with an expected duration of 11 months (duration of the activities) which will never, under any circumstances, exceed the duration of the project.
The aim of this project is to analyze the impact of socially responsible strategies undertaken by companies on consumers’ preferences towards their products, and on the potential spillover effect on consumers’ adoption of similar sustainable and social responsible behaviors. Despite all this apparent strong commitment by both retailers and manufacturing organizations on the development of socially responsible and sustainable practices, little is known regarding the extent to which the adoption of these strategies generates a (positive) impact on the likelihood of consumers choosing products which result from practices of a similar nature. Additionally, little is known regarding the extent to which the embracing of sustainable measures by companies actually contributes to the adoption of similar practices by consumers (e.g., if a manufacturer or retailer develops a campaign to stimulate in-store recycling behaviors, does that increase consumers’ overall recycling practices?).
The current project aims to contribute to this body of literature by highlighting effects of socially responsible and sustainable strategies at the level of consumers’ attitudes and perceptions towards the products (project 1), along with the identification of corporate socially responsible behaviors that generate a greater spillover effect regarding the consumers’ embracement of sustainable behaviors (project 2).
The successful candidate will work on a research program that is designed to advance our understanding of the ways in which corporate social responsibility practices have an impact on consumers´ options for ethical products as well as on consumer’s adoption of socially responsible behaviors. A better understanding of these phenomena will allow public authorities, regulators, and companies in general to better understand which social causes to support in order to enhance consumers’ adoption of socially sustainable behaviors.
The researcher will be responsible for performing multiple tasks that include, among others, data collection and processing, literature review and collaboration in writing and preparing academic papers for submission at peer-reviewed international conferences and academic journals. The candidate is, thus, required to be able to develop rigorous work both in qualitative and quantitative analysis of datasets. The researcher will work under the supervision of Professor Dr. Rita Coelho do Vale and Professor Dr. Pedro Verga Matos, respectively Associate Professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Associate Professor at ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa.
We aim to hire a doctorate auxiliary researcher with academic training in the area of consumer behavior, particularly in the field of marketing or psychology, who can help the research team accomplish all the established goals of the project. The researcher will work on the premises of the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, collaborating with faculty in developing research on the topics of sustainability, retailing, consumer behavior, and corporate social responsibility, in the context of the WELL-BEING & SUSTAINABILITY project. This position is ideal for a doctorate, who has some international peer-reviewed publication experience, who wishes to pursue an academic career and wants to gain experience, as well as develop his/her academic publication record. Candidates who have consolidated experience in the development of experimental studies, particularly in their design, data collection and processing, will be valued. During the period of the contract, the researcher is expected to be exclusively dedicated to the project, with no engagement in any other type of academic activities (e.g. teaching and students’ supervision), unless specifically approved by the coordination team. The candidate is expected to work full-time (40 hours a week) at the school premises, being available to meet regularly with the project coordinators.
2. Applicable Legislation
Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 29 August, amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 19 July, which approved the doctorate hiring regime destined to stimulate scientific and technological employment for all knowledge areas (RJEC), without prejudice to the specific regulations applicable to the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
The workplace is located at the Lisbon facilities of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Gross monthly remuneration to be paid is 3.191,82 euros, plus meal, vacation, and Christmas allowances.
5. Admission requirements
Any national, foreign, and stateless candidates who hold a doctoral degree in Management, Psychology, Marketing, Behavioral Economics or related scientific fields, and a scientific and professional curriculum whose profile is suited for the activities to be performed, can submit an application. In the event the doctoral degree was awarded by a foreign higher education institution, said degree must comply with the provisions of Portuguese law on the recognition of foreign degrees. For those purposes, the requirements described in point no. 11 of this notice must be considered.
Preferential requirements for this vacancy:
- PhD degree in Management, Psychology, Marketing, Behavioral Economics or other related quantitative fields;
- Relevant publication record in the field of consumer behavior;
- Prior research experience working with experimental research studies, econometric and structural equation modelling and meta-analysis methods;
- Strong quantitative and data analytics skills;
- Prior experience working with either SPSS, STATA or R;
- Ability to work in a team as well as autonomously;
- Good writing skills, including the writing of articles in English;
- Interest in the topics of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and consumer behavior.
6. Selection Process
Pursuant to article 5 of RJEC, selection is to be made based on the candidates’ scientific and curricular career evaluation.
7. Evaluation criteria
Assessment criteria: scientific production and its relevance, participation in scientific projects and congresses, student supervision, scientific dissemination actions, transfer of knowledge, other relevant activities and experiences.
The candidates’ final classification shall be presented on a scale of 0 to 100. The value is calculated by weighing in each factor as follows, always taking into account that for each item only the activity relevant to the scientific field of the present tender will be considered:
1. Scientific and curricular background (PC)
a) Scientific curriculum: 50%
b) Experience in working with experimental research studies, econometric and structural equation modelling and meta-analysis methods: 40%
c) Participation in research projects in related scientific fields: 10%
A minimum of 75 points is needed for a candidate to be considered eligible for the position.
Depending on the selection panel's appraisal, interviews (E) may take place.
Applicants who are interviewed will be assigned a new classification in addition to the initial one that will be based on the following formula:
Final classification = 90% PC+ 10% E
8. Tender Selection Panel
Pursuant to article 13 of RJEC, the tender selection panel shall be formed by:
President of the Jury: Professor Dr. Rita Coelho do Vale (PI);
Other members: Professor Dr. Pedro Verga Matos (co-PI); Professor Dr. Fernando Machado
The panel shall deliberate by means of a roll-call vote under the adopted and disclosed selection criteria, with no abstentions allowed. Minutes of panel meetings shall be drafted and shall include a summary of all occurrences of said meeting, as well as of all votes cast by the members and respective reasoning. After application of the selection criteria, the panel shall prepare a sorted list of approved candidates and respective classification. The panel’s final decision shall be approved by the Rector, who shall also approve the hiring of the selected candidate. The ranked list of approved candidates will be posted at the Lisbon facilities of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, located at Palma de Cima, Lisbon and will be announced on the CATÓLICA-LISBON website https://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/research-positions. Candidates will be notified by email once this list is made available.
10. Preliminary Hearing and Final Decision Deadline
After being notified, all candidates have 10 working days to respond. The panel´s final decisions are pronounced within the next 5 working days, after the 10 work-day response period.
11. Application formalization
Applications must be sent to email@example.com.
Applications are to be submitted in English.
Applications shall include the following documents:
a) Curriculum vitae, highlighting the scientific and curricular course of the last five years considered most relevant by the candidate;
b) Doctoral Certificate with date of admission to the degree;
c) Published articles in international peer-reviewed journals;
d) 2 recommendation letters.
If the Doctoral Degree has been awarded by a non-Portuguese higher education institution it must comply with the provisions of the Portuguese legislation on the recognition of foreign degrees, regulated by Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of August 16th. The signature of the contract is conditional on the presentation of the formal document.
Applicants are advised to check the website of the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES) for further information: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.
12. Application deadline
Candidates may submit their applications in the terms mentioned in the previous point, from November 17th until November 30th (until 5 pm Lisbon time).
Candidates who do not comply with the application’s prerequisites or who fail to prove the eligibility requirements imposed by this tender shall be excluded. In case of doubt, the panel is entitled to request that candidates present further documentation supporting their statements. Failure to submit clarifications, information or documents that are requested, within 5 working days, determines the dismissal of the application.
False statements provided by the candidates are punishable by law.
Universidade Católica Portuguesa is the controller responsible for the processing of Personal Data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – General Regulation on Data Protection.
The personal data submitted within the scope of this tender procedure is processed within the framework of said tender procedure only, and will be treated by Universidade Católica Portuguesa with the purpose of verifying the fulfillment, by the candidates, of the assumptions established in the applicable legislation for their contracting. Opposition to the processing of data by the candidates will make it impossible to accept the application and, therefore, to analyze and evaluate it.
The personal data of the Data Subject, if it be indispensable for the fulfillment of the obligations of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, may be conveyed to third parties, namely to the Financing Entities identified in this announcement.
The data retention period shall correspond to the legally defined period of five years.
The Data Subject is entitled to oppose to the collection and processing of data, has the right to verification, the right to rectification, the right to deletion, and the right to restriction of processing of the data collected. However, the exercise of such rights may be excluded when the personal data is used to protect public interest, namely in the detection and prevention of crimes or when subject to professional rules of confidentiality.
The Data Subject has the right of access and portability of the data.
Rights of Personal Data Subjects: https://www.ucp.pt/rights-data-subjects.
For purposes of exercising the respective rights, contact the University through the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the address found at the end of this announcement, through the means set out in "Contacts for clarification".
The Data Subject is always entitled to contact and file a complaint with the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Portuguese Supervisory Authority for Personal Data).
14. Non-discrimination and equal access policy:
Universidade Católica Portuguesa actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, family and economic conditions, instruction, 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 convictions, and union membership.
15. Final remarks:
This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specific vacancy and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy.
This invitation to tender and the contract concluded as a result of it will only take effect if FCT's financing conditions are fulfilled.
This tender procedure can be canceled when it is vacant; when any case of force majeure occurs; or when other reasons of a budgetary nature, occurring after the opening of the competition, determine it.
The selected candidate will be hired by Universidade Católica Portuguesa as an auxiliary researcher under an uncertain term contract (contrato a termo incerto), predicted to start between December 1st, 2020 and February 1st, 2021, with an expected duration of 11 months (duration of the activities) which will never, under any circumstances, exceed the duration of the project.
16. Contacts for clarification:
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Palma de Cima, 1649-023 Lisboa
Human Resources Department