Postdoctoral Position on Changes in Colonial Cultural Heritage in Europe, University of Coimbra


15 march, 2024≈ 4 min read

Postdoctoral Position on Changes in Colonial Cultural Heritage in Europe, University of Coimbra

Deadline: 29th March, 2024

Set in an historic town with a unique character, the University of Coimbra, the oldest in Portugal and among the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, is committed to foster curiosity and critical thinking of a vibrant student and research community with different perspectives converging to inspire progress and shape the future.

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra is offering a fixed-term full time position (100%) to start on May 2024 - or as soon as possible afterwards -until February 2027, within the project coordinated by the University of Coimbra CONCILIARE - Confidently Changing Colonial Heritage (Grant Agreement n.º 101132582), financed by European Commission, HORIZON-CL2-2023-HERITAGE-01-04: Cultural heritage in transformation – facing change with confidence, in the following conditions:

  • PhD and research carried out in the fields of social psychology, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and other related areas.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Doctoral degree obtained in the 3 years prior to the date of submission of the application.
  • Doctoral degree not obtained in the University of Coimbra.
  • The fellowship holder does not exceed, with the conclusion of the fellowship an accumulated period of three years in this type of fellowship, consecutive or interpolated.

CONCILIARE aims to research changes in colonial cultural heritage in Europe across four domains: textbooks, public spaces, museums, and products and traditions. The aim is to develop evidence-based methods that promote confidence and intergroup dialogue related to these changes.

The activities to be carried out include:

(i) Implementation of the scientific tasks foreseen in the project, namely within the scope of CONCILAIRE Work package 1 (School textbooks: on the changing representations of colonialism in school textbooks and the reactions they provoke in people from different ethnic groups and generations):

  • literature review;
  • document analysis;
  • carrying out empirical studies, including data collection and analysis using qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • drafting progress reports;
  • presenting communications and writing scientific articles.

ii) Support for the tasks foreseen in the Work package 6 (coordination and management) and in Work package 5 related to dissemination.

Here at the University of Coimbra you will find a strong support for equal opportunity and diversity, for a healthy work-life balance with diverse work-time models, continuing education and training opportunities and values of openness and respect.

We look forward to receiving your application with the following elements by 29 March 2024:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of qualifications.

Applications must be submitted in can find the full notice here:

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Joaquim Pires Valentim ( and Teresa Forte (