Selection process

CoD4T is committed to Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment. The application and selection process will be organised in the following steps:

  • Eligibility check: each application will be checked to ensure that is complete and that applicants fulfil the eligibility criteria described in the previous section.
  • Remote evaluation: Applications successfully passing the eligibility check will be assessed by a dedicated Selection Panel for each position against the Evaluation Criteria (you can find the evaluation criteria and the scoring system in the Guide for Applicants, in the “Supporting Documents” section. A first ranking will be produced based on average scores granted by the Selection Panel and up to 6 Applicants per position will be shortlisted for an interview.
  • Interviews: Interviews of the shortlisted Applicants will be conducted by videoconferencing between 21 March – 15 April 2024 (first round) and between 18 – 30 April 2024 (second round). Applicants shortlisted will be informed at least 5 days before the interview. Interviews will be performed by the members of the Selection Panel appointed for the position. They will assess each Applicant against the Evaluation Criteria and following the outline detailed in the Guide for Applicants.
  • Notification of the selection outcomes: Successful Applicants will receive a conditional offer letter for admission into the CoD4T Program. They will be offered a 36-months full-time employment contract by their Hosting Universities, in line with the conditions detailed in the position description. A specific application to the Hosting University's doctoral program might be required (successful applicants will be informed of each institution’s requirements in time to complete this process). Successful Applicants will be expected to relocate to their Hosting University location before starting their employment contract.

Appeal/redress: Unsuccessful Applicants may lodge an appeal within seven days after receiving the notification email if they believe that the results of the eligibility checks are incorrect and/or feel that there has been a shortcoming in the way their application was evaluated at the assessment and/or interview stages. More information on the process can be found in the Guide for Applicants.

Guide for selection panels