Professor Fernando Manuel Augusto da Silva, Full Professor of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and Vice-Rector of the University of Porto :
Following my Order issued on 22th March 2021, by delegated power under the Ordinance no. 7922 / 2018 published in the Official Gazette (Diário da República), 2nd series, no.
157 of 16 August 2018, this call for applications is published for one position of Assistant Professor in the disciplinary area of German Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto.
The application procedure will remain in force for a period of thirty business days as from the date immediately following the publication of this Notice in the Official Gazette.
If the University of Porto is closed on the same day of the recruitment application deadline, the closest following working day will be considered for this effect.
1. The applicable legal provisions are as follows :
Articles 37 to 51, 61 and 62-A of the University Teaching Career Statute (ECDU Estatuto da Carreira Docente Universitária), published in Decree-Law 205 / 2009 of 31 August, and amended by Law no.
8 / 2010 of 13 May, and by the Regulations for the Recruitment of Full, Associate and Assistant Professors of the University of Porto Order no.
12913 / 2010, published in the Official Gazette, 2nd Series, no. 154 of 10 August, and the Amendment Resolution (excerpt) no.
380 / 2019, published in the Official Gazette, 2nd Series, no. 64 of 1 April
2. Admission requirements :
If the doctoral degree was awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of Decree-Law no.
66 / 2018, published in the Official Gazette, 1st series, no. 157 of 16 August. This formality must be accomplished by the application deadline.
3. Evaluation and ranking criteria and methodology :
The admission of candidates is based on approval in terms of absolute merit, which is determined by criteria that includes holding a Curriculum Vitae the Selection Committee acknowledges as relevant in terms of scientific merit and pedagogical capabilities, research capacity and performance compatible with the disciplinary area of German Studies and of Germanic Studies.
Candidates will be admitted only by absolute majority in a roll call vote, in a nominal justified vote, from which the Selection Committee members are not allowed to abstain.
Once candidates have been admitted based on absolute merit, the Selection Committee will proceed to their ranking by relative merit, based on the established selection dimensions and criteria, the score achieved and final selection system, as established in no.
6 of Article 50 of the ECDU and Article 16 of the Regulations for the Recruitment of Full, Associate and Assistant Professors of the University of Porto.
The selection method is based on the evaluation of the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae. The evaluation and ranking criteria of the candidates will bear in mind the general functions attributed to university lecturers under Article 4 of the ECDU.
This evaluation will take into account the disciplinary area of German Studies and Germanic Studies, with a special focus on the scientific subarea of Medieval German Studies considering the following dimensions and respective Scientific Merit (MC) : (50%)
Quality and quantity of scientific production within the subject area of the call (books and book chapters, articles in indexed journals, articles in other academic journals and congresses’ minutes, papers presented to congresses), considering the number, type and quality of publications, as well as their recognition by the academic community.
The candidate’s capacity to intervene in the scientific community, particularly expressed by participating in groups or lines of research within R&D units from the National Science System, as well as from International Science Systems, organization of scientific events, invitations to present scientific meetings, participation on scientific journals’ editing boards, endorsement of referees, and participation in academic examination boards, particularly as examiners. (20%)
Experience, quality and diversity of the teaching activity carried out by the candidate in the specific areas for which the call is open.
Organization and participation in cultural intervention initiatives (literary, cultural and artistic events) and scientific dissemination to the general community and to various audiences.
Dissemination of printed scientific, cultural, literary and artistic works.
In this project, candidates must demonstrate their contribution to the scientific and pedagogical development of the area for which this call is open, describing the research and teaching activities they propose to develop, including the presentation of a teaching programme (1st or 2nd Cycle) with a special focus on the scientific subarea mentioned in point explaining objectives, programme contents, teaching / learning strategies and essential bibliography.
This project cannot exceed a maximum of 4000 words.
4. Procedural guidelines for the Selection Committee :
Each member of the Selection Committee will evaluate each candidate according to the approved criteria for each dimension, based on a scale of 0 to 100 Final Result
The final result (RF) of the evaluation of each candidate by every member of the Selection Committee is calculated through the sum of the scores in each dimension, considering its particular weighting, as defined in the table presented in Annex I of this Public Notice.
Based on this, each member of the Selection Committee shall provide the candidates’ final individual score, building the ordered list for the vote leading to the final ranking list in accordance with point Deliberations of the Selection Committee :
Consequently, under the terms of article 17, no. 12 of the aforementioned Regulations, the Selection Committee will deliberate by means of a nominal vote based on the selection criteria adopted for the admission, selection and ranking of the candidates.
An absolute majority is required for any deliberation and abstentions are not permitted.
In the different votes, each member of the Selection Committee must respect his / her ranking list, observing the following in each vote :
5. Submission of