Organisation/Company: Universidade de Aveiro
Research Field: Engineering › Materials engineering
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 22/11/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
Location: Portugal › Aveiro
Type Of Contract: Permanent
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 35
Offer Starting Date: 01/12/2021
Reference Number: CD-CTTI-164-SGRH/2021
CD-CTTI-164-SGRH/2021 - Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full
Professor and Rector at the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a
period of thirty business days starting on the first business day following
after which this notice is published in the “jornal Público”, an international
public competition is opened, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as
Assistant Professor in the subject area of Materials Science and Engineering,
aiming the development of the theme Materials and Sustainability, under an
employment contract for an indefinite period under the Portuguese Labour Code
and the regulation on the careers of teaching staff in private law at the
University of Aveiro and related hiring (regulation 384/2014, of 26 August).
1 – Admission requirements:
1.1 — Applicants to the Competition must be holders of a PhD degree in the
area or area related to it for which the competition is open.
1.2 — Applicants with qualifications obtained abroad must provide proof of
recognition, equivalence or registration of a PhD degree, under the applicable
law. This formality must be fulfilled by the date of expiry of the application
2 — Formalizing the applications:
2.1 — The application should include, among others, the following elements:
a) Application for competition addressed to the Rector of the University of
b) Detailed curriculum vitae containing all of the pertinent information for
the assessment of the applicant considering the items of evaluation of point 4
of the present notice, recommending that it be organized according to the
assessment criteria detailed in point 5;
c) Copies of papers selected by the applicant as being most representative of
their curriculum vitae, no more than five, including the justification of the
d) Report on the performance in scientific, educational and other activities
considered relevant to the mission of the higher education institutions,
focusing in particular on the papers that he has selected as being more
e) Scientific-pedagogical project: Document which makes it possible to
sustain a future charter of mission that must include a proposal of activities
that the candidate intends to develop during the first five years of your
activity as an Assistant Professor, explaining how you can contribute to the
progress and development of the subject area to it's open the competition in
the scientific and pedagogical aspects of cooperation with the society;
f) Document that objectively highlights the number of citations of
publications listed in the curriculum and explanation of the method used to
count the citations with enough detail so that the jury is able to reproduce
the procedure in accordance with section 5;
g) Any other elements that the applicant deems relevant.
2.2 — The application should include, among others, the following elements:
a) Competition identification;
b) Applicant's identification: full name, birth date, nationality, mailing
address and email;
c) Identification of the position and institution where the applicant is
presently working, when applicable;
d) Identification of degrees held by the applicant;
e) Statement that the applicant declares the elements or facts contained in
the application to be true.
2.3 — The curriculum vitae should contain:
a) Full identification;
b) Contacts: address, telephone number and email;
c) Position, group or subject, service time as staff member and the name of
the University or Polytechnic Institution to which the applicant belongs,
d) Specialization pertaining to the area in which the Competition was opened;
e) Copy of the certificate with the respective classification or other
document that is legally recognized for the same effect;
f) Documents proving all of the elements mentioned in subsections c), d)
and e) of point 2.3.
2.4 — The applicants from the University of Aveiro are not required to present
proof of their individual process.
2.5 — How to present application:
2.5.1 — The application may be presented in Portuguese or in English and
handed in via email to the Human Resource Department of the University of
Aveiro (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline stipulated in this Notice.
2.5.2 — In submitting the application electronically, applicants are required
to present a “message sent” confirmation.
2.5.3 — Instructions for the submission of applications, in digital format,
are available in the area of Recruitment and Job area Human Resources at
https: // www. ua.pt/pt/sgrh/pessoal-docente-novos-concursos-e-ofertas.
2.6 — The failure to comply with the deadline set, as well as the failure or
the late entry of documents referred to in subsections a) to f) of No. 2.1,
will result in the exclusion of the application.
2.7 —The jury may, whenever they see fit, request that the applicants hand in
additional documents with regards to the curriculum vitae and set a deadline
for the effect.
2.8 — The jury will hold public hearings of the admitted candidates.
2.8.1 — The jury will hold public hearings of all candidates approved in
absolute merit and are intended, exclusively, to better clarify what appears
in the application under paragraph b) of n. º 4 of article 50.º of the ECDU.
The public hearings will be held before the meeting of the jury aiming at the
ordering of candidates admitted on absolute merit, with all candidates being
informed, at least five days in advance, of the date and place of these public
2.8.2 — The public hearings referred to in the previous point may be held by
3 – Competition Jury:
3.1 — The Competition jury consists of the following:
President: Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Rector of the
University of Aveiro.
Professor Doctor Fernando António Portela Sousa Castro, Full Professor at
Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho;
Professor Doctor Maria Teresa da Cruz Carvalho, Associate Professor with
Habilitation, at Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa;
Professor Doctor Fernando Gonçalves Vieira, Associate Professor with
Habilitation, at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto;
Doctor Paula Celeste da Silva Ferreira, Coordinator Researcher at Universidade
Professor Doctor Rui Ramos Ferreira e Silva, Associate Professor at
Universidade de Aveiro.
3.2 — The deliberations are held by roll call voting requiring the absolute
majority of votes of the members of the jury present at the meeting, not
4 — Admission and exclusion of applications:
4.1 - Approval on absolute merit:
The admission of candidates is subject to your approval on merit, based on the
merits of the overall curriculum candidates in the disciplinary area of
competition, taking into account, cumulatively, and compliance with at least
one of the following requirements:
4.1.1 - The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 50 articles in
the subject area that the competition is open, indexed in the Science Citation
Index Expanded of the Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics where document
type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse of Scopus with
the same characteristics;
4.1.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 700 citations (excluding self-
citations) to the scientific works produced in the disciplinary area for
which the contest is open;
4.1.3 — Have an index h, according to SCOPUS or Web of Science from Clarivate
Analytics, of at least 20 relative to the scientific works produced in the
disciplinary area for which the competition is open.
4.2 — Candidates must prove that they meet the above requirements (4.1.1 to
4.1.3), indicating the key to be used in the search for Web of Science from
Clarivate Analytics or SCI Verse of Scopus that proves it, or including in
their CV listing of the same database that confirms it.
4.3— Methods and items for assessment:
4.3.1 — The method of selection is the assessment of the curriculum which aims
to assess the applicant's scientific performance, pedagogic skills and
performance in other activities relevant to the mission of higher education
4.3.2 — In the assessment of the curriculum the following items are
mandatorily considered and pondered in accordance with the requirements of the
functions corresponding to the position to be filled with the present
a) The scientific performance of the applicant in the subject area that the
Competition is open;
b) The pedagogic capacity of the applicant in the subject area that the
Competition is open;
c) Other relevant activities;
d) Scientific-pedagogical project.
4.3.3 —In assessing the items referred to in 4.3.2 (a), (b) and (c), the
extent of the curriculum of the candidates should be taken into account and
the activity developed in the last five 5 (five) years and will represent
80% of the assessment in each of these areas.
4.3.4 - In assessing the items referred to in 4.3.2 (a), (b) and (c), a
weighting factor of 2 is applied to the activity developed in the theme
Materials and Sustainability.
5 — Assessment criteria
In applying the items of assessment mentioned in the previous point the
following criteria are assessed, to which the indicated weighting factors are
5.1 — Criteria for assessing Scientific Performance
5.1.1 — Scientific production. Quality and quantity of the scientific
production in the area that the competition is open (books, magazine
articles, and congress communications), expressed by the number and type of
publications, and by the recognition given to it by the scientific community
(translated into the quality of Publication and in the references made to
them by other authors).
5.1.2 — Participation in scientific projects. Quality and quantity of
scientific projects in which the applicant has participated in the area for
which the competition is open, funded on a competitive basis by public funds,
through national or international agencies or financed by companies. In the
evaluation of the quality must take into account the obtained financing, the
degree of demand of the competition, the evaluations of the projects carried
out and the prototypes made, in particular if they have been sequenced in
products or services.
5.1.3 — Intervention in scientific community. Assessing the capacity to
intervene in scientific community, particularly by organizing events, being
(co-)editor of magazines, participation in the assessment of projects and
articles, being invited to give speeches, as well as participation in academic
juries and consulting activities and the recognition obtained through the
awarding of prizes or other distinctions and their impact.
5.1.4 — Constitution of research teams and orientation of academic work of
post-doctoral and doctoral students.
5.2 — Criteria for evaluation of Pedagogical Capacity.
5.2.1 — Coordination of pedagogic projects. Conception, development and
direction of study programs or curricular units, proven by the institutions
where the pedagogical activity took place.
5.2.2 — Teaching activity. Total number of teaching hours and quality of
teaching activity performed by the applicant, proven by the institutions where
the pedagogical activity took place, using, whenever possible, objective
methods based on extensive collections of opinion (educational surveys).
5.2.3 — Orientation of students in final bachelor's and master's
5.3 — Criteria for evaluation of the Other Relevant Activities
5.3.1 — Training activities shall be considered and or professional activity
(courses, workshops, seminars), the participation in scientific, pedagogical
or institutional management activities and the participation in outreach
activities, transfer of knowledge or technology, contributing to the Mission
of the University.
5.3.2. — Analysis of the scientific performance report, educational and other
activities considered relevant to the Mission of higher education
5.4 — Criteria for evaluation of the Scientific-academic project
5.4.1 — Analysis of Scientific-academic project: Consider the clarity and
quality of the exhibition, the actuality of the content and other
complementary elements considered, with special attention to the potential
contribution to the educational and scientific development of the area to
which is opened the contest.
5.5 — The weight of each aspect and criteria are indicated in the following
Table – Weight of each aspect and assessment criteria
Scientific Production (C11)
Participation in scientific projects (C12)
Intervention in the scientific community (C13)
Constitution of research teams and orientation of academic work of post-
doctoral and doctoral students. (C14)
Coordination of pedagogic projects (C21)
Teaching activity (C22)
Orientation of students in final bachelor's and master's dissertations (C23)
Knowledge transfer, or industrial activities, and dissemination or science
management activities (C31)
Report on scientific and pedagogical performance (C32)
Scientific-academic project (C41)
6 — Assessment and selection:
6.1 — After the admission of the application to the Competition, the jury will
begin the processes of analysis of the applications, taking into account the
items and criteria set out in this notice.
6.2 — In the first meeting, which may take place by teleconference as decided
by the jury president and after examination and admission of applications, the
jury begins to decide which applicants pass to the next phase on absolute
merit. To this purpose, each member of the jury proposes, which applications
do not meet the requirements at both a scientific and pedagogic level as
established by the Notice for the present Competition.
After all jury members have submitted their proposals to the President of the
jury, the jury votes on each application, for which rejection is proposed, and
no abstentions are allowed; an application is rejected on absolute merit if
obtains a majority of votes favourable to the rejection among the members of
the jury present at the meeting. Each application will be voted only once.
Other proposals, which eliminate the same application will not be voted on.
The final decision on each proposal, as well as the number of votes collected
by each of them, and their bases, are an integral part of the minutes.
6.3 — In the case of an application not receiving absolute merit approval, the
jury proceeds to holding a hearing the excluded applicants, who may contest
within 10 days.
6.4 — The jury then assesses those candidates approved according to absolute
merit, considering the criteria and parameters of assessment as well as the
ranking factors in this notice.
6.4.1 — Each member of the jury applies a value, on the scale of 0-100, for
each criteria or aspects regarding each applicant.
6.4.2 — The final result is expressed on a numerical scale of 0-100 and it is
calculated by weighing each criteria with the corresponding weight which
provides a score to each aspect. Each aspect score has its own weight which is
used to calculate the final score.
Expressed as a formula, the final result (FR) is calculated as follows:
7 — Voting methodology and ordering:
7.1 — The ordering of candidates should be founded on the assessment made
based on strands and criteria of assessment and corresponding weighing factors
listed in this notice.
7.2 — Before voting, each member of the jury presents a written document, that
will be attached to the minutes of the meeting, with the order of the
applicants, duly founded, taking into consideration the previous paragraph.
7.3 — On the various votes, each jury member should respect the order
presented, no abstentions allowed.
7.4 — The jury will use the following voting method in order to obtain an
absolute majority in the final ranking of candidates:
The first vote is intended to determine the applicant to be put in first
place. If an applicant receives more than half the votes of the members of the
jury present at the meeting he will be placed in first place. If the applicant
in first place is not determined, the voting will be repeated, but only among
the candidates who received votes to be considered for first place after
removal of the applicant least voted in the first round. If there is more than
one applicant in the position of least voted there will be another vote with
only these applicants in order to determine who is to be eliminated. For this
vote, the jury members vote for the applicant who has the lowest ranking, the
applicant with the most votes is eliminated. If at this point there continues
to be a tie among two or more applicants, the president of the jury will
decide which of them is to be eliminated. Once this elimination is made, the
jury returns to the first vote, but only with the remaining candidates. The
process is repeated until one applicant receives more than half the votes for
first place. The process is repeated for second place and so on until an
ordered list of all candidates is complete.
8 — Participation of interested parties and the decision:
8.1 — The applicants are notified of the final ranking in order to start the
hearings of the interested parties conducted under the terms of the
Administrative Procedure Code, applying the adaptations outlined in article 25
of the Regulation.
8.2 — Once the interested parties have had their hearings, the jury assesses
their allegations and approves the final ranking of the applicants.
9 — Deadline for final decision:
9.1 — Notwithstanding the following paragraph, the deadline for delivering the
jury's final decision cannot surpass ninety consecutive days, starting from
the deadline for submission of applications.
9.2 — The deadline mentioned in the previous subsection may be extended when
there is an high number of applicants and or when the particular complexity of
the Competition justifies it.
10 — The teacher will be hired for an indefinite period with an experimental
period of five years to carry out the functions described in the letter of
mission and inherent in the category of Assistant Professor.
11 — The present competition is exclusively destined to fill the position
indicated and can be finished until the homologation of the final ranking list
of candidates and expiring with the respective occupation of the job on offer.
12 — Publication of Competition notice
In addition to being publish in a national newspaper, the present notice is
also published in:
a) The website of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., in
Portuguese and English;
b) The website of the University of Aveiro, in Portuguese and English.
13 — In compliance with paragraph h) of Article 9 of the Constitution of the
Portuguese Republic, the Government, as the employing entity, actively
promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to
employment and professional advancement, scrupulously taking measures to avoid
any form of discrimination.
August 1st, 2021 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos
Organisation/Company: Universidade de Aveiro
Department: DEMaC - Dep. Engenharia de Materiais e Cerâmica
Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
Website: https: // www. ua.pt/pt/demac/
Postal Code: 3810-193
Street: Campus Universitário de Santigao