· Open Call

Call for Expressions of Interest

Fish-A is launching an open-ended selection procedure to recruit its research team

The research project Fishing Architecture (FISH-A), European Research Council Consolidator Grant reference ERC-2021-COG 101044244 (2022–2027), funded by the European Commission through the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, based at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in Portugal, is launching an open-ended selection procedure to create a pool of candidates from which it will recruit the research team for the interdisciplinary project. The call will remain open until 31 December.

FISH-A is a research project that sets out to trace a socioecological history of North Atlantic architecture in relation to fisheries, elucidating the relationships between marine environments and terrestrial landscapes and assessing the ecological impact of fishing constructions and the natural resources they depend upon.

We are looking for expressions of interest from researchers in architecture, biology, oceanography, fishing history, and related fields who are willing to mix theory and practice in a critical and imaginative way. The successful candidates will be based in Porto for a period of between two and four years: to ensure the effective delivery of the research project, they will work there alongside other members of the research team, in which they will play a valuable role. They will work in the research project’s collaborative environment, attend regular team meetings for the duration of their contracts, and contribute to the project outputs. Depending on their profiles, they will also be expected to prepare papers for presentation at national and international conferences, take part in teaching activities related to these topics, organize workshops and fieldwork campaigns, and submit their work for peer-reviewed publication. Although the research will be conducted in English, knowledge of other languages is welcomed.

The team is expected to be composed of two Established Researchers (R3) and two Recognized Researchers (R2). The expected salaries, to be negotiated commensurate with the researcher profiles, will be of “Investigador Auxiliar” for R3, and “Doutorado Nível Inicial” for R2 (14 months per year, taxes to be deducted).

The call is open until 31 December 2022. Different hiring procedures, in line with University of Porto regulations and applicable Portuguese legislation, will be established further on in the process. Early applications will be welcomed, since the first working contracts should start in March 2023.

1. Admission requirements:

— National, foreign, and stateless candidates may apply if they hold a doctoral degree and have a scientific and professional curriculum that demonstrates a profile in keeping with the activities to be undertaken.

— The admission requirements for this call are as follows:

a) Holder of a doctoral degree in architecture, marine biology, or related field

b) Proficiency in spoken and written English and in at least one other language

c) Proven research experience in architecture, marine biology, history of fisheries, and other related areas

2. The applications must be accompanied by the following documents in PDF format:

a) Certificate proving that the candidate holds a doctoral degree

b) Motivation letter (maximum 3 pages), containing: i) reflection on activities relevant to this call; ii) reflection on the candidate’s suitability for the research activities envisaged in the scope of the project

c) One letter of recommendation

d) Curriculum vitae (maximum 10 pages)

e) Selection of published articles or original written and visual documents considered to be most representative of the candidate’s research and academic work

f) Other documents considered relevant for the assessment of individual merit

Expressions of interest should be sent to Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo at ceau@arq.up.pt with the subject line “FISH-A expression of interest _ name of applicant”.

If you have any questions about these vacancies and the desired profiles, please email the Principal Investigator of the project, André Tavares, at atavares@arq.up.pt.

The University of Porto actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed, or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty on account of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, or trade union membership.