Postdoctoral fellowship – School of Education – University of São Paulo


A postdoctoral position is opened at the Faculty of Education of the University of São Paulo to take part in a wider research project aimed at understanding what young people think about biological diversity and evolution in different regions of Brazil. Didactic materials to support the teaching of Brazilian biodiversity in basic education are also expected as an outcome of the research project, linked with the content provided by the BIOTA/FAPESP Program. Further research is needed to elucidate students' interests and attitudes as well as possibilities for curricular integration in basic education. On the one hand, it is necessary to map areas that lack stimulation and, on the other, to discover unanswered demands. In both cases, the planning of teaching materials focusing on Brazilian tropical biota would be a major step towards expanding public support for conservation actions and the promotion of sustainable practices. Materials to support teachers are also part of the expected outcomes.

Due to COVID-19, a new version of the announcement was issued on March 23rd, 2020. Detailed information about terms and conditions, application details, selection criteria, and the new version of the announcement can be obtained writing to the institutional e-mail: