The Serra Húnter Programme (SHP) is offering 19 positions as tenure-eligible lecturer and 1 as associate professor at the public universities of Catalonia (Spain). Positions are available in different fields of study within life sciences, science, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Successful candidates will be hired by the university offering the position and are expected to cooperate with existing groups and/or develop new lines of research, complementary to those already in place. Please note that these positions also entail teaching obligations. 


In order to participate, candidates must hold a PhD and are expected to have an excellent record of publications in good venues in their fields, have had international exposure and have participated in competitive research projects.They should also have teaching experience. For associate professor positions, candidates must have at least three years of post-doctoral experience.


For tenure-eligible lecturers, a fixed-term full-time contract is offered for a period of up to five years. At the end of the contract, the university undertakes a process to open a permanent position as associate professor provided that the candidate passes a positive evaluation. For associate professors, a full-time permanent contract is offered. The annual starting salary is currently 35757.65 euros for a lecturer and 39457.06 euros for an associate professor, before taxes.

At the end of their academic career, associate professors can have doubled their starting salary if they receive positive assessments in teaching and research merit evaluations. Lecturers may also receive salary supplements for teaching and research merits. In addition to salary, contracts include health, retirement and unemployment benefits. 

Selection process

The selection process has two steps. The first step, international call, enables candidates to apply for the accreditation required to participate in the second step. The second step, competition at the university, is the actual recruitment competition process, handled by the university in accordance with its own rules.

Available positions

Biochemistry and molecular biology, Botany, Dynamic systems, Climatology, Agronomy, Food technology, Chemical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Advertising and public relations, Applied economics, Public opinion, Social psychology, Didactics of language and literature (second language), Didactics and school organization, Body expression didactics, French philology.

The call for applications will be open from September 19th to October 13th 2022 for tenure-eligible lecturer positions and from October 17th to November 3rd for associate professor position.

Please find further details about the process here. Before submitting an application, please check here the academic requirements that candidates need to meet. 

Please check our website for further information on how to submit an application and a detailed list of available positions (section Second call for applications 2022): For any questions, please contact us at

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