PhD Contract (2) | EduCig
Deadline: 03 november 2020


Opening of an international selection tender procedure for the recruitment of two persons with a doctoral degree for research project “Desempenhos educacionais entre os ciganos: projeto de investigação-ação e de co-design” [Educational achievements among Ciganos: research action and co-design project] (reference PTDC/CED-EDG/30175/2017), presented by CIES-Iscte, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT), through national funds, under Project 3599 – Promover a Produção Científica, o Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e a Inovação [Promoting Scientific Production, Technological Development and Innovation].



Scientific Area:




Admission Requirements:

Applicants can be nationals, foreigners and stateless persons holding a doctoral degree, with a scientific and professional curriculum that reveals a profile suited to the activity to be developed.


Admission requirements for the tender:

a) Doctoral degree in one of the following areas: Sociology, Social Psychology, Public Policies, Education Science, Social Service, Human Geography. If the doctorate was awarded by a foreign higher education institution, the applicants must provide evidence of its recognition or academic equivalence.

b) Fluency in Portuguese and English.

c) Authorship or co-authorship of at least three scientific publications in areas pertinent to the tender;

d) Proven research experience in the Social Science area and of relevance to the area of the tender: studies on Ciganos/Roma[AC1]  and/or ethnic minorities and/or education;


Proven research experience is appraised according to the following parameters: a) participation in research projects in areas relevant to the tender; b) experience in use of quantitative, qualitative, participatory and mixed methods; c) experience in the design and implementation of certified training courses and actions.



Description of the positions:

These two positions seek to foster the development of scientific research activities in the thematic area of studies on Ciganos, ethnic minorities and education, involving participatory methods and the design of training with school and professional certification.


The objective is, in particular, the performance of the following research duties:

a) Research and review of reference scientific literature for the project;

b) outreach work and articulation with associations, activists, NGOs and other representatives of Ciganos, as well as teachers, social intervention professionals, other social and education intervention agents, with a view to the implementation of research activities;

c) development of fieldwork, namely data collection, processing and analysis, especially through the mobilisation of ethnography, conduct of interviews and definition of analytical grids and their implementation;

d) construction, monitoring of online questionnaires and statistical analysis;

e) use of participatory methods and a co-design approach, namely in the organisation of an online training course, the holding of workshops about Cigano history and culture in schools;

f) design, organisation and implementation of training actions;

g) support to activities of presentation and dissemination of the findings at a national and international scale;



Formalisation of the application

Applications may be presented in the Portuguese or English language, and must be submitted through the Recruitment platform at, until November 3rd 2020.

Applications must be accompanied by the documents requested on the public notice.





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