NOTICE No. 026/2022
OPEN CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION UNDER THE CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE ALGARVE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP REGULATIONS
A postdoctoral research grant
A call for tenders is now open for the award of a postdoctoral research grant within the framework of the MONITUR project – “Observation and monitoring of the tourist destination of the Algarve: contributions for its sustainable development, Ref. 72582-MONITUR (10ID00163), financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the operational program CRESC Algarve 2020, of Portugal2020, under the following conditions:
Scientific domain: Tourism.
Conditions of admission:
i) Hold a doctorate in tourism, or in related fields, obtained during the three years preceding the date of submission of the scholarship application and have a scientific and professional background revealing an appropriate profile for research and development to be executed;
ii) Have carried out the research work leading to the award of a doctorate in an entity other than the host of the scholarship (CinTurs);
iii) Have research experience in the study of residents’ attitudes and behaviors towards tourism.
In order to determine the most suitable profile for the activity to be developed, the following elements are preferred:
i) Experience of participating in research projects, particularly on residents’ attitudes and behaviors towards tourism;
ii) Experience of participating in research activities and studies in the scientific field of tourism;
iii) Experience in literature review on attitudes and behaviors of residents and tourists vis-à-vis tourism;
iv) Experience in collecting data through questionnaire surveys, personal interviews, residents and tourists;
v) Experience in the use of data analysis software (SPSS, Nvivo, Smart PLS or others);
vi) Experience in writing technical reports and scientific papers;
vii) Experience in supporting the organization of scientific events.
The field of Portuguese and English languages will be preferential factors.
Workplan: The work plan includes the execution of the tasks foreseen in the activities of the project. The researcher will have to carry out the tasks inherent in the literature review planned as part of the project. The researcher will implement data collection through questionnaire surveys, personal interviews, with residents and tourists. The researcher will contribute to the preparation of the databases, will carry out the data analysis and will collaborate in the preparation of the technical and scientific presentations of the results, as well as in the drafting of the technical and progress reports of the project. The researcher must contribute to the elaboration of scientific articles with the results of the project. The researcher will have to organize workshops with stakeholders, planned as part of the project, as well as seminars and scientific meetings to present the results.
Applicable legislation and regulations: Status of Scientific Researcher, approved by Law No. 40/2004, of August 18, conferred by Decree-Law 123/2019, of July 28 and the University of Algarve. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf).
work place: The work will be carried out at the CinTurs (Centre for Research on Tourism, Sustainability and Wellbeing) of the University of Algarve, Campus Gambelas, Faro, under the scientific direction of Professor Jo o Albino Matos da Silva.
Duration of the grant: The scholarship will have a duration of 10 months, scheduled to start on June 1, 2022. The scholarship contract can be renewed until the end of the project, which is scheduled for 03/31/2023. The maximum duration of the grant is 3 years, taking into account the regulations on research grants of the UAlg. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf)
Amount of the monthly maintenance allowance: The monthly alimony corresponds to 1686 euros. Alimony will be paid monthly by bank transfer. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf)
The selection criteria will be as follows: In accordance with the provisions of article 11, no. 2 of the University of Algarve Research Grant Regulations, the evaluation of applicants will focus solely on the following criteria: evaluation of scientific and curricular training, assessed on a scale of 0 to 20 (60% for academic training and 40% for experience in research activities).
The evaluation process may include an interview to be held by the top 3 candidates in the curriculum evaluation, which will have a weight of 20%. Candidates not selected for interview will have a 100% weighting in all other evaluation criteria. The final candidate ranking system is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20, with a final mark to the nearest tenth.
The tender jury is made up of the following members: The bid evaluation jury is made up of three effective members and one substitute member:
– Professor Doutor Jo o Albino Matos da Silva (President);
– Professor Doutor Lu s Miguel Soares Nobre de Noronha e Pereira (Full Member);
– Professor Doutor Jorge Miguel Lopo Gon alves Andraz (Full Member);
– Professor Doutor Rui Jos Cunha Sousa Nunes (alternate member).
Publication and notification of results: The final results will be published by means of an ordered list according to the final mark and displayed in a conspicuous and public place of the building of CinTurs (Research Center for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being), of the University of the Algarve, and communicated to the candidates by e-mail to the addresses indicated by each candidate.
Deadline for applications and submission forms: the call is open from 05/05/2022 to 18/05/2022.
Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
-Official ID (simple copy or legal equivalent). If you have a nationality other than Portuguese, you must present a residence permit, permanent residence certificate or long-term resident status, valid on the start date of the scholarship, each of which can be replaced, in its absence, by a declaration of commitment. However, one of the previous ones must be issued during the contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the grant;
-Copy of the qualification certificates of the university degrees held, specifying the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all the subjects taken;
– If the doctorate was issued by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the rules established in Legislative Decree no. 66/2018 of August 16, and all required formalities must be completed by the termination deadline for submitting the application. If the completed process is not found before the end of the application period, the candidate must prove that he has applied for recognition of the diploma.
-Passport or identity card for European applicants (copy);
-Tax identification number (NIF), if you have a nationality other than Portuguese, it must be submitted during the scholarship contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the scholarship;
– A motivation letter, in which the candidate explains the reasons for his application, presenting his scientific/professional background and its articulation with the work he intends to develop in the research project;
-Other documents deemed relevant to the type and modality of the grant.
-The Candidacy Application, dated and signed, must be addressed to the President of the Evaluation Jury (https://www.ualg.pt/sites/default/files/documentos/2021-06/anexo-iiirequerimento-para-candidatura-bolsa20200601.pdf) for the following address: CinTurs (Research Center for Tourism, Sustainability and Wellbeing), University of Algarve, Faculty of Economics, Building 9, Gambelas Campus, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal, Ref . 72582-MONITUR (10ID00163) or by e-mail to email@example.com. If the application is sent by e-mail, the candidate must duly express his consent that all notifications concerning this application be sent to the e-mail address indicated.
Subsidy contract documents:
– Supporting documents certifying that the candidate meets all the conditions required for this scholarship, namely the certificate of registration for a degree course or for postgraduate training;
– Declaration of the supervisor taking responsibility for the supervision of the work plan, in accordance with article 5 -A of the status of the scientific researcher, as well as ensuring the conditions necessary for the development of the work plan and in accordance with the article 13 of the status of Scientific Research Officer;
-Declaration of acceptance of the grant;
-Declaration of commitment specifying the exclusivity regime.
Complaints and appeals Deadlines and procedures:
On the decision to grant the research grant, the candidates may, if they wish, make observations on the hearing of the interested parties, within 10 working days, under the conditions provided for by the code of administrative procedure. .
Of the practice or omission of any act of the evaluation jury, candidates may lodge a complaint with the authority, within 10 working days.
The final decision of the evaluation committee can be appealed to the rector within 15 working days of the respective notification.
With the selected candidate(s) and after receiving all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed.
Evaluation of the scholarship holder(s)
At the end of each period of the scholarship contract, the activity developed by the scholarship holder(s) is evaluated by the supervisor, by applying the following criteria, in accordance with the attached model:
a) Achievement of objectives – this component aims to assess the level of achievement of results by the recipient, given the agreed activity plan and schedule of activities (60%);
b) Behavioral Competencies – this component aims to assess the personal characteristics highlighted during the assessment period (20%);
c) Personal attitude – this component aims to assess the personal commitment and availability shown during the evaluation period, taking into account factors such as the effort put in, as well as the interest and motivation shown (20 %).
The University of Algarve reserves the right to cancel this application procedure if, by any means, the celebration of the contract with the funding entity is not established.
University of Algarve, May 2, 2022
Doubter Lu s Nobre Pereira