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JOB: Job Offer

UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA
FACULTY OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

JOB OFFER

 TWO VACANCIES FOR INVITED ASSISTANT PROFESSORS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF
INFORMATICS ENGINEERING OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

According to the first clause of the article 15 of the Regulation of
the Portuguese Higher Education Teaching Career, the Department of
Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of
the University of Coimbra intends to celebrate a non-tenure track
full-time work contract with two Portuguese or foreign individuals with
acknowledged excellence proven by a high quality scientific work and
curriculum, and also with a renowned competent performance in a
professional activity suitable for a job as invited assistant
professor.
The applicants must have a PhD in Informatics engineering or another
area considered as equivalent by the scientific council of the Faculty
of Sciences and Technology. The degree must be acknowledged in
Portugal. Applicants should also possess (the potential for) an
excellent curriculum in the fields of teaching and research and be
strongly willing to participate in the Department's duty activities.
Fluency in Portuguese and/or English is mandatory.

The criteria used to formalize the invitation are the following:

-	Curricular analysis, with particular emphasis on scientific work,
teaching experience and compatibility with the Department's
activities.
-	Analysis of the applicant's motivation and his/her potential
contribution to the setting of the Department as an internationally
renowned school, bearing in mind the following: a motivation letter,
where the applicant will describe his/her future work; the opinion of
the mentioned references.
-	Analysis of social competences- specifically teaching capacity,
team work and demand levels -based on an interview, curriculum vitae
and other documents.

Thus, the Department of Department of Informatics Engineering of the
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra invites
all national or foreign individuals who gather the requirements
mentioned above to address an application to the President of the
Scientific Council of the Department of Informatics Engineering of The
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Polo
II, Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-290 Coimbra, within 15 days of the issue
of this announcement, referring to their personal data: full name,
address and phone number including also the following:

a.	Complete Curriculum Vitae, including the list of publications;
b.	Copy of the five most relevant publications;
c.	A motivation letter where the applicant will describe the reasons
for his/her application, as well as his/her current research activity,
research plans for the future and teaching experience;
d.	Indication of two references.

An 18-month full-time work contract will be celebrated with the invited
individuals, to start in February 2007. The contract may be extended up
to a period of 5 years in the category of invited assistant professor
of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra.
The salary will be paid according to the amount set by law for
Portuguese higher education teaching staff. There may be an additional
extension of the contracts beyond the predicted 5 years according to
the institution needs and financial means. The possible extension of
the contract with foreign individuals implies that the applicant will
have acquired competences in the Portuguese language in the areas of
reading, writing and speaking.

The received applications will be analysed in the terms of the 2nd
clause of article 15 of the Regulation of the Higher Education Teaching
Career and will be approved by the Scientific Council, under the
proposal of the Scientific Commission of the Department of Informatics
Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology. The formal
Invitations will be addressed to the chosen applicants until February
2007.



Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra,
27th December 2006

The President of the Scientific Council,



Professor Joao Gabriel Monteiro Carvalho e Silva

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