Universidade Lusófona Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Post doc fellowship -FEMGlocal - PTDC/COM-CSS/4049/2021

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FEMGlocal_Glocal feminist movements: interactions and contradictions/FEMGlocal__Movimentos feministas glocais: interações e contradições - PTDC/COM-CSS/4049/2021

Offer Description

COFAC, Cooperativa de Animação e Formação Cultural crl, opens a call for applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the scope of the project "Glocal feminist movements: interactions and contradictions/Movimentos feministas glocais: interações e contradições (PTDC/COM-CSS/4049/2021)”, supported through national funds in the budget of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) - and developed in the research unit CICANT - Research Center for Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies (in Lusófona University, Porto). 
FEMglocal project aims to understand the feminist movement today, paying attention to the specificities of the Portuguese context in articulation with the transnational circumstances and taking into account the interactions and contradictions between global and local activisms, rooted in digital communication and in the national context. The project is anchored in a mixed methodology, using quantitative and qualitative perspectives and data triangulation techniques.
Applicable legislation: Legal Regime of the Research Grant Holder Statute (Law no. 40/2004, of August 18, republished in annex to Decree-Law no. 202/2012, of August 27, and amended by Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of August 28, which proceeds with the fourth amendment to the Research Grant Holder Statute); and Regulation no. 950/2019, of December 16, which approves the FCT Research Grant Regulations - 2019 (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf ). 

Skills/Qualifications
All individuals with PhD in the areas of Social Sciences, particularly Communication Sciences, Gender Studies or equivalent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 
The candidate CV must evidence previous work that demonstrates the candidate is qualified to carry out activities to support the organisation, implementation and technical-scientific development of the project, namely: 

To develop and implement activities related with theoretical problematization;

To prepare and and conduct the analysis of the genealogy and cartography of the Portuguese Feminist Movement;

To prepare and develop Case Studies analysis;

To conduct quantitative and qualitative research tasks;

To prepare podcasts and collaborate in audiovisual outputs; 

To prepare and develop a Collaborative and Interactive Platform  related with the project;

To prepare and conduct dissemination and sustainability tasks;

To develop field work and dissemination activities in Portuguese and in English;

To help preparing publications to submit to scientific journals, with peer reviewing, on the topics related with the project;

To collaborate in other publications in areas relevant to the project;

Other tasks to support the project’s development.

Specific Requirements
All individuals with PhD in the areas of Social Sciences, particularly Communication Sciences, Gender Studies or equivalent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 
Preferential requirements are: 

a) Academic and professional experience and knowledge in the areas of Communication, Gender, Diversity, Feminisms  and Social Movements; 

b) Strong skills to operate with diverse quantitative and qualitative research data softwares (namely SPSS, NVivo); 

c) Expertise in Case Studies analysis and qualitative methodologies; 

d) Academic and professional experience in national and international projects in the fields of FEMGlocal research project;

e) Expertise with digital platforms, podcasts production and edition and documentaries. 

f) Academic and professional experience to have skills in dissemination activities to different audiences and creating dissemination products;

g) to be proficient, both orally and in writing, in Portuguese and English.

Benefits
The fellowship will have a duration of 32 months, without the possibility of renewal. 
Amount of the grant and method of payment: The amount of the grant is 1646€, in accordance with the table of values for grants awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the country (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The payment of voluntary social insurance is also foreseen. The candidate will work at CICANT - The Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies and Lusófona University (Porto), where we offer a positive working environment and experience. Our facilities continue to develop and grow and the candidate will have access to quality conditions and digital equipment, and the opportunity to connect with a vivid and engaging research environment with junior and senior researchers. 

The guidance will be provided by the PI Carla Cerqueira and Co-PI Célia Taborda, and the other project’s team members. 

The candidate CV must evidence previous work that demonstrates the candidate is qualified to carry out activities to support the organisation, implementation and technical-scientific development of the project, namely: 

To develop and implement activities related with theoretical problematization;

To prepare and and conduct the analysis of the genealogy and cartography of the Portuguese Feminist Movement;

To prepare and develop Case Studies analysis;

To conduct quantitative and qualitative research tasks;

To prepare podcasts and collaborate in audiovisual outputs; 

To prepare and develop a Collaborative and Interactive Platform  related with the project;

To prepare and conduct dissemination and sustainability tasks;

To develop field work and dissemination activities in Portuguese and in English;

To help preparing publications to submit to scientific journals, with peer reviewing, on the topics related with the project;

To collaborate in other publications in areas relevant to the project;

Other tasks to support the project’s development.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions set out in Articles 6 and 9 of the FCT I.P. Research Grant Regulations (2019) - https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf. 

All individuals with PhD in the areas of Social Sciences, particularly Communication Sciences, Gender Studies or equivalent are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Preferential requirements are: 

a) Academic and professional experience and knowledge in the areas of Communication, Gender, Diversity, Feminisms  and Social Movements; 

b) Strong skills to operate with diverse quantitative and qualitative research data softwares (namely SPSS, NVivo); 

c) Expertise in Case Studies analysis and qualitative methodologies; 

d) Academic and professional experience in national and international projects in the fields of FEMGlocal research project;

e) Expertise with digital platforms, podcasts production and edition and documentaries. 

f) Academic and professional experience to have skills in dissemination activities to different audiences and creating dissemination products;

g) to be proficient, both orally and in writing, in Portuguese and English. 

 

Selection process

Application deadline and form of presentation of applications: The competition is open from February 21  to March 18, 2022 at 6pm WET. Applications must be submitted by email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the reference: "FEMGlocal – BPD/PTDC/COM-CSS/4049/2021)” in the subject. 

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

a) Detailed Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating how was acquired the knowledge and experience to meet the selection criteria by giving specific examples; 

b) Motivational letter in Portuguese and English; 

c) Documents proving that the candidate meets the required conditions for the type of scholarship to which he/she is applying for, namely qualification certificates with final average; proof of enrolment in a course leading to an academic degree (when applicable). In the case of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions, and in order to ensure the application of the principle of equal treatment to applicants holding foreign and national academic degrees, it is mandatory to recognize these degrees and convert the respective final classification to the Portuguese classification scale. The recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas and the conversion of the final classification into the Portuguese classification scale may be requested at any public higher education institution or at the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES, only in the case of automatic recognition). Regarding this matter, we suggest consulting the DGES portal at the following address: http://www.dges.gov.pt.; updated document proving the professional situation, indicating the nature of the contract and duties, which may be replaced by a sworn statement if there is no professional activity or provision of services; 

d) Other documents considered relevant by the applicant. 

The required documentation described in the application submission section is mandatory. Only complete applications will be accepted and considered. 

The selection will be based on curricular evaluation (15 points) and interview (5 points), with a final value of 20 points. Interviews will be held for candidates whose curricular assessment is equal to or higher than 10 points. If the selected candidate drops out, we will choose the candidate in the second position resulting from the curricular evaluation and interview. In case of a tie in the first two positions, the candidates will be called for a second interview, with an evaluation metric between 0 and 10 points. The score of this interview is added to the results of the 1st phase and from here the candidate to be recruited will be selected. 

Evaluation criteria:

1 - Curriculum:

a) Integrated evaluation of the scientific production in areas related to FEMGlocal:

- relevance of the publications to the area of the project;

- fulfilment of the requirements specified in "preferential admission requirements”; 

- participation in scientific projects;

- other relevant professional/academic/research experience.

 b) evaluation of extension activities and dissemination of knowledge in areas related to FEMGlocal:

- organisation of scientific events;

- participation in activities of communication and dissemination of science;

- presentation of oral communications in scientific events;

- knowledge about podcasts, documentaries and digital platforms.. 

 c) motivation letter.

 2 - Interview

The evaluation subcriteria to be used will be as follows:

1. Curriculum: a) 50% + b) 40% + c) 10% = 0 to 15 points 

2. Interview 100% = 0 to 5 points 

Composition of the Jury: President of the Jury PhD Carla Cerqueira; Effective Member: PhD Célia Taborda Silva; Effective Member: PhD Maria José Brites; Substitute Member: PhD Manuela Tavares. 

Candidates will be notified of the results of the competition via email and the ordered list of candidates will be posted on the CICANT website (https://cicant.ulusofona.pt/careers/). 

The candidates will be excluded in the following cases:

1) applications sent by other means or extemporaneously will not be accepted;

2) application not submitted properly or not presenting the requested documents to prove a), b) and c);

3) making false declarations

4) application not in accordance with R2 profile as defined in Euraxess  Researchers referencial.

Policy of non-discrimination and equal access: CICANT actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, whereby no candidate may be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty on the grounds of, inter alia, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and trade union membership.

Additional comments

Principal Investigator: Carla Cerqueira 

Host institution: CICANT - The Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies and Lusófona University (Porto)

The call is open from February 21 to March 18, 2022 at 6pm WET.

Applications and application support documents requested in the call must be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the reference: “"FEMGlocal – BPD/PTDC/COM-CSS/4049/2021)”.

The required documentation described in the application submission section is mandatory. Only complete applications will be accepted and considered.

Policy of non-discrimination and equal access: CICANT actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, whereby no candidate may be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty on the grounds of, inter alia, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and trade union membership.

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