PPGEISU launches public call for hiring visiting professor

PPGEISU launches public call for hiring visiting professor

The Postgraduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies on the University of the Federal University of Bahia (PPGEISU / UFBA) launched on Friday, January 14, a public call for proposals for temporary hiring of visiting professors. This initiative aims to strengthen the postgraduate and the evolution of its quest for academic excellence. Applicants who have a doctorate degree, senior or junior, Brazilian or foreign may apply.

With ten years of creation, PPGEISU currently has an academic master’s degree and conducts research around the following areas of knowledge: public policies, culture, management and historical and conceptual bases of the university; training, health and quality of life in university. The Program has been working and reorganizing itself with the objective of applying, as soon as possible, for the opening of its doctorate.

Applications must be submitted to the PPGEISU Collegiate who will make the prior selection of the proposals that will be forwarded to the Pro-Rectorate of Postgraduate Teaching at UFBA. Interested parties can obtain more details about PPGEISU and their respective contacts through the e-mail: eisu@ufba.br and also on the program page on the Internet http://www.ihac.ufba.br/eisu. The full text of the call for visiting professors can be accessed here.

Visiting Professors will receive salaries similar to those received by regular university professors within the following categories: Adjuncts, Associates, and Full Professors. For Brazilian Visiting Professors, contract extensions may last up to one year, renewable for equal time. For foreign Visiting Professor extension may last up to one year, renewable annually for up to 4 years in total.

UFBA was created in 1946 but some of its courses preceded the university. Indeed some of these courses date from the 19thcentury, and the first ones were created after the arrival of the Portuguese royal family in 1808, when Brazil was still a colony. The first higher education course in Brazil was Surgery, in Salvador, which led to the creation of the Medicine School.

UFBA is located in Salvador of Bahia with some campuses in the hinterland. The town was founded in 1549 and was the capital of the colony for two centuries, until it was moved to Rio de Janeiro. It is thus a town with meaningful colonial heritage. Due to the huge slave traffic in Salvador area, during the longtime of slavery in this country, the town shows strong cultural activities with meaningful African influence. Hospitality is a typical feature of Salvador’s population, and this hospitality will be present while hosting the Visiting Professors.  

Information on UFBA is available at www.ufba.br and a synopsis of the numbers concerning the university can be found at these link.