Call to the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM)
Postdoctoral Research Position
São Paulo, March 18, 2019
The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) is looking for postdoc
The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM), based at the University of São
Paulo (USP) and the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP), is
actively seeking candidates who wish to make advanced research on themes related to our research agenda.
The selected candidates will receive a monthly fellowship in the amount of R$ 7.373,10 and a grant, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.
The closing date for the application is April 30, 2019.
The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) is a Research, Innovation and
Diffusion (RIDC) with support from FAPESP. It is an institution for advanced
research in social science that investigates social inequalities and the formulation of public policies. It consists of a multidisciplinary group, which includes demographers, political scientists, sociologists, geographers and anthropologists, whose research agenda is focused on citizens’ access to well-being. The CEM researchers work in several fields of knowledge and apply distinct methodologies in their investigations.
Postdoctoral Fellows (PD) shall conduct theoretical and/or empirical research, in addition to other regular activities, such as participation in seminars, paper writing and the dissemination of research results. Post doc researchers will be required to submit at least one article in a high-impact academic journal and give a seminar as a result of his/her one-year fellowship.
The postdoctoral fellows are expected to develop projects in one of the following themes:
Research line 1: The role of subnational regulation in mediating the implementation of national policies
Research line 2. The role of education policy in inequality reduction
Research Line 3. Inequality and Political Behavior
Research Line 4. Who governs what?
For more details on the research lines, see: http://centrodametropole.fflch.usp.br/en/pesquisa/research-lines-and-subprojects
The opportunity is open to Brazilian and foreign candidates. It is desirable to have a PhD in Social Sciences or related fields with a strong history of publishing and good performance in spoken and written English.
It is required for the for the fellow to live in São Paulo and work at CEM
The selected candidate will receive a monthly fellowship in the amount of R$ 7373,10 and a grant, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. The fellow must not receive other grant.
The fellowship also includes a setup support for researchers who need to move to the city of São Paulo, Brazil, the institution ́s headquarter. More information about the fellowship can be found in the following link:
A maximum of three (3) Post-doctoral fellowships will be selected.
DOCUMENTATION FOR APLLICATION
- Full CV Lattes (www.lattes.cnpq.br) or Curriculum Vitae, if foreign;
- MyResearcherID e/ou MyCitation (Google Scholar);
- List of publications;
- Research project (comprinsing (i) abstract, (ii) research questions; (iii)
methodology; (iv) working plan in no more than 20 pages. The project
should not display the identification of the candidate at any
point, since the project evaluation will be blind.
- A copy of two publications. Books, articles in refereed journals and book
chapters are included into this category.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
Candidates should submit their documentation by mail to
email@example.com (subject: “SCHOLARSHIP – PD CEPID-CEM”).
The application deadline is the 30th April, 2019.
For questions and additional information, please contact via e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject “Doubt”.
The selection of candidates will be conducted in two stages. In the first, the
curriculum, publications, and the academic trajectory of the candidate will be examined as well as the scientific quality of the proposal along with its adherence to the research lines of the CEM. The second phase will be an interview with the selection committee, when the academic merits of the proposals and candidate performance will be considered. Interviews can be made via videoconference.
Candidates selected for the second phase will be contacted via email by the 28th May, 2019.
Interviews will be conducted in person or via videoconference on the 3rd June, 2019.
The candidates selected will be posted on the CEM website by the 5th June,
More information on: http://www.fapesp.br/oportunidades.