Instituto Superior Técnico

Direção de Recursos Humanos

More Information – Associate Professor 

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Associate Professor position opened for the Instituto Superior Técnico. The selected candidate will be hired through the celebration of an employment contract in public functions, aiming at a tenured position, after a 1 year trial period.


Candidates must hold a PhD degree for more than five years, by the deadline of application.


  • Carry out, develop, and conduct scientific research projects, and be active in acquisition of external research funding;
  • Teach courses at undergraduate (Bsc), graduate (Msc) and post-graduate (Phd) levels, and inspire students through teaching and supervision;
  • Participate in activities related to the university representation, scientific divulgation and knowledge transfer to society;
  • Carry out regular managing activities as a faculty member.

Desired skills and experience

Focus candidate: Experienced candidates who have demonstrated research potential and capacities that intend to boost their university career.

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in related area with interest in the scientific field of this competition;
  • Strong publication record;
  • Record of awarded grants;
  • Ability to provide inspiring teaching (in English and/or Portuguese);
  • Ability to deal with scientific/engineering challenges in contact with industrial partners;
  • Ability to set up and lead scientific research projects, to increase international contacts and improve the experience in acquisition of external funding;
  • High motivation to implement her/his own vision and setting up her/his own (externally funded) research programme;
  • Team leader, communication skills, open-mindedness.

Please refer to section V of the public notice for detailed information about the selection process.


€ 52 561,60 to € 68 090,96 gross salary per year, plus health coverage and other benefits. Other salary supplements are linked to participation in R&D projects.

Starting date

The position should start during the academic year of 2022.

How to apply

Step 1 – Sign up at the call’s platform

Go to the call for applications platform and register as candidate.

You will have to provide your full name and an email address (please make sure your email address is spelled correctly and is active throughout the application process).

If you have any questions, contact

Step 2 – Platform access

Check the inbox of the email you provided at sign up.

You will receive the URL that should be used to upload the following documents, that are required to complete the application (please refer to section IX of the public notice for detailed information):

Step 3 – Upload documentation

Upload the required documents (you may add or substitute documents until the application deadline) (see quick guide to submit documents).

Step 4 – Final submission

Final submission of your application is a MANDATORY STEP if you wish your application to be considered for evaluation.

To do so, please click on the “SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION” button that you find in the Application platform (until the application deadline).

Please note that after this step you will not be allowed to add/change/delete any previously submitted document.

Recommendation Letters

Instituto Superior Técnico policy allows the submission of reference letters by recognized academics suggested by the candidates applying to faculty positions.

Please, contact the reference persons you mentioned in the application form and ask them the recommendation letters.

Guidelines concerning the contents of the letters are available here.

To ensure confidentiality, the letters must be sent to IST by the reference person, to the email address, before the application deadline.

The subject of the message must mention explicitly the reference of the call (the title of this page).

Supporting Documents

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