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Published on Friday, March 08, 2013


The Center for sociological studies of the Universidade nova de Lisboa invites applications for one postdoctoral research fellowship in the framework of the Strategic Project of this research Center (PEST-OE/SADG/UI4067/2011), funded by national funds through FCT/MCTES.


Fellowship Reference: PEST-OE/SADG/UI4067/2011

Main research field: Urban Sociology/ Urban studies

Work plan

The work should be developed at CESNOVA (Lisbon) and the researcher must develop her/his own research project under the umbrella of the larger Research Group. The research areas admitted are:

  • Waterfront redevelopment;
  • Culture and leisure in cities;
  • Gentrification;
  • Metropolisation.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will carry out his/her research in order to produce publications and propose new and relevant projects to national and international funding institutions.

S/he will also take part in common projects, take part and organize workshops and/or conferences.

There are no teaching obligations, but there are opportunities available.

Main outputs: To produce and adequately disseminate relevant scientific research in the area of Urban Sociology/Urban Studies. To contribute to the scientific quality and internationalisation the research group. 

Scientific supervision

Professor Doutor Luís Baptista

Working conditions, stipends and facilities

  • Fellowship Duration: 12 Months
  • Is the fellowship Renewable? Yes
  • Number of Extensions: Not limited
  • Maximum duration of each renewal: 12 Months
  • Maximum total contract duration with renewals: 36 Months 
  • Starting date of the contract (prevision): April 2013
  • Value of grant: 1495€
  • Number of fellowships: 1

Working place

CESNOVA, Centre for Sociological Studies of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.


The candidates for the post-doctoral fellowship should have:

  • A Ph.D in Sociology or other Social Science with specialisation in urban issues
  • A track record of relevant research in Urban Sociology or other social science with focus on one of the following areas: 1) Waterfront redevelopment; 2) Culture and leisure in cities 3) Gentrification
  • An excellent track record of publications, namely in relevant international peer reviewed journals
  • Proficiency in English
  • Presentation of a brief research proposal (maximum 5 pages, in English) explaining the main objective, methodology and motivation for a one year research project in one of the above mentioned areas)

Application Process

Candidates should send the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae with list of scientific publications
  • Research proposal (max 5 pages in English explaining the main objective, methodology and motivation for a one year research project in one of the above mentioned areas)
  • Writing sample (most relevant publication in English)
  • Copies of all relevant certificates (academic certificates/diplomas, etc.)
  • Reference letters (optional)

Application can be send by:

  • Email, to cesnova@fcsh.unl.pt (only emails that received a notification email are validated), with the email subject: PEST-OE/SADG/UI4067/2011
  • Or by post, to:

CESNOVA – Centro de Sociologia da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Att. Professor Doutor Luís António Vicente Baptista
Edifício FCSH-ID
Av. de Berna, 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa - Portugal

Form of publication/notification of results

The final procedure will be communicated to the candidates through e-mail.

Application period and form: Applications must be submittedbefore 31st March 2013.

Selection methods

  • Ph.D;
  • research track record;
  • quality and dissemination potential of publications;
  • English proficiency;
  • Research proposal

Evaluation methods and their relative weight in the final evaluation:


Weight in the final evaluation

Evaluation method



Curricular evaluation

Research track record


Curricular evaluation



Curricular evaluation

English proficiency


Curricular evaluation and interview

Research proposal


Proposal evaluation and interview

Members of the Jury

  • President: Luís António Vicente Baptista
  • 1st Member: Maria Regina Salvador
  • 2nd Member: Maria da Graça Índias Cordeiro
  • Substitute member: Luís Miguel da Silva de Almeida Chaves

Funding and Applicable Regulation

This BPD is co-funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Other than explicitly mentioned in this BPD offer, the following rules and regulations of FCT apply:
Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica; Regulamento da Formação Avançada e Qualificação de Recursos Humanos 2012, publicado no Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 121 — 25 de junho de 2012


  • CESNOVA - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - Av. de Berna, 26 C
    Lisbon, Portugal (1069-061)


  • Sunday, March 31, 2013


  • postdoctoral, fellowship, urban studies


  • Cesnova
    courriel : cesnova [at] fcsh [dot] unl [dot] pt

Reference Urls

Information source

  • CESNOVA Centro de estudos de sociologia da universidade nova de Lisboa
    courriel : cesnova [at] fcsh [dot] unl [dot] pt


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