COFAC, Cooperativa de Animação e Formação Cultural crl, hereby opens a competition to recruit a PhD researcher, corresponding to position 54 of the Single Remuneration Table, under the terms of the applicable legislation, with an Term Employment Contract, within the scope of programme contract between Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., and the above mentioned Cooperative, supported by national funds inscribed in the budget of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) – and carried out in the Research Unit CICANT – Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies.
Admission Requirements: Candidates must have the following mandatory requirements: Academic qualification required: PhD in Communication Sciences, with specific research curriculum in Media Society and Literacy.
CICANT – The Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies is inviting applications for a full researcher position in digital communication within the subject area of communication studies. For the successful applicant this position offers an excellent opportunity to build a multifaceted academic career in a dynamic and international environment. Work plan to be developed includes, in particular, the following guidelines: social media and platform economy; data visualization and datification; digitalization from the perspectives of audiences, society, community, culture and/or economy; data literacies. In addition, publications in the fields of media theory are considered as merits. The position is research-orientated, but the appointed person will also acquire external funding, deliver high-quality teaching and theses supervision, actively participate in activities within the research unit, as well as create societal impact through its work. The duties in teaching and supervision are related to the study programmes in communication studies. The scope of responsibilities is determined according to the career stage of the successful candidate. We are looking for candidates with a suitable doctoral degree (PhD) together with excellent academic merit as well as evidence of the ability to produce high quality research. The ideal candidate will have a strong potential for excellence in research. In the event that the candidate holds a doctoral degree from a foreign higher education institution, the formalities required by Decree-Law No. 341/2007, of 12 October, must be observed until the deadline for submitting applications. The activities foreseen in the exercise of that place are those foreseen in the scope of the research project mentioned above. The contract to be carried out is scheduled to start on January, 1 2021, ending on December 31, 2024 or with the conclusion of the research project, under the terms of Decree-Law nº 57/2016, of 29 August, amended by Law nº 57/2017, of 19 July, and the Portuguese Labour Code. The activities contained in the object of the employment contract take place at the facilities of Campo Grande, 376, in Lisbon, or in places that appear necessary for the execution of the investigation plan.