Job – Research positions in Lisbon – up to five or six years contract

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The Portuguese R&D Funding Agency (FCT) has announced the opening of the sixth edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, which will allow the hiring of 400 PhD holders in all scientific fields to work in Portugal.

4 April 2023 – 3 May 2023 (17:00 Lisbon Time).

The Centre for Classical Studies – University of Lisbon ( looks forward to hearing from interested candidates to develop research in the areas of

a)         Classical Literature (Greek and Latin Literature);

b)        Late Greek and Byzantine Literature;

c)         Epigraphy (Roman, Medieval, Renaissance);

d)        Medieval Latin Literature (critical editions, poetry, hagiography, historiography, documentation; mainly but not restricted to Iberian texts);

e)         Humanism and Neo-Latin (mainly but not restricted to Iberian texts);

f)         History of Science (Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance);

g)         Europe and Asia (Latin and Neo-Latin texts on Asia);

h)        Women Writers and the Classics (mainly but not restricted to Lusophone Literature);

i)          Reception Studies (19th-21st c.; mainly but not restricted to Lusophone Literature);

j)          Information Science (libraries; archives).

In addition to these themes, we are also eager to attract new researchers willing to develop in Lisbon new cutting edge research on

 j) Classics and Gender;

k) Classics and Postcolonialism; or

l) Classics and Education.

At the Centre for Classical Studies in Lisbon, we are very proud because we were the only Portuguese research centre in this scientific area (Classical Studies, Classical Tradition) to have been assessed as “Excellent” in 2019 by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

 If you are interested in being part of our team, please contact us ( and send us a draft of your project in order to adjust your research interests with the CEC’s own research goals.

 The assessment of the applications is not made by the CEC. It is entirely organized by FCT, with no other intervention of the CEC, except for the initial contacts.

 The English written application will be submitted online at a soon to be available platform. The page is still in Portuguese, but it will be soon available in English too.

This is a highly competitive call. We are looking for excellent researchers to come work in Lisbon.

 The up to 5 or 6 years research contracts to be funded under this call consider THREE LEVELS, corresponding to different career stages:

·       Junior researcher: Ph.D. holders with limited post-doctoral experience in the scientific area of application (c. 1.400-1.500€ net wage * 14 months);

·       Assistant researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 5 but less than 12 years of post-doctoral research, with relevant experience in the scientific area of application and limited scientific independence (c. 1.800-1.950€ net wage * 14 months);

·       Principal researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 12 years of post-doctoral research, with relevant experience in the scientific area of application and demonstrating scientific independence for the last 3 years (c. 2.100-2300€ net wage * 14 months);

 Best regards,

Rodrigo Furtado


Centre for Classical Studies

School of Arts and Humanities – University of Lisbon

1600-214 Lisboa – Portugal


Author: Dr. Bernard Mulholland

Dr. Bernard Mulholland is a Byzantinist, archaeologist, historian and Patristics scholar with a Ph.D. in history (QUB, 2012). Bernard's publications include: Fiction: Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022). Non-fiction: Bernard Mulholland, The man from MENSA - 1 of 600: Mensa research (2016). ---, The man from MENSA - 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995 (2016). ---, Ratio analysis of financial KPI in the Higher Education sector: a case study (2018). ---, Early Byzantine Ireland: a survey of the archaeological evidence (2021). ---, Navan Fort, Ireland: archaeological and palaeoecological analysis (2021). ---, The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Oxford, 2014). ---, 'Identification of Early Byzantine Constantinopolitan, Syrian, and Roman church plans in the Levant and some possible consequences', Patristic Studies in the twenty-first century: proceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout, 2015), 597-633. Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385.

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