16 March 2015

Hire me as Postdoc or research assistant


 Hi dear followers,

I'm currently looking for a post-doc position / research assistant position / lectureship on research fields related to place branding, strategic spatial planning, place making, critical urban theory.

I will be thankful and grateful if you can share with me any opportunity or contact-person.

I am also open to discuss any other possible cooperation on other fields of research as well as less academic oriented projects.

I look forward for your feedback.

With kind regards,

Eduardo Oliveira

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CV

Eduardo Henrique da Silva Oliveira
Noorderstationstraat 10 A
9717 KN Groningen, The Netherlands
Mobile: +31 615 59 81 29 | eduardo.hsoliveira@gmail.com   

Fields of specialisation
Place Branding, Strategic Spatial Planning, Place Making, Tourism Planning.

Education
January 2012 (1st year) – Present  (expected date of conclusion – August 2015)

PhD Candidate “Place Branding as Strategic Spatial Planning Instrument”  (Ph.D.)
Department of Spatial Planning & Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen,
The Netherlands
Supervisor: Professor Emeritus Sir Gregory Ashworth

October 2008 - March 2011*

Master of Science in Marketing and Strategic Management (M.Sc.)
School of Economics and Management, University of  Minho, Braga, Portugal

Master thesis title: Territories, Brands and Competitiveness: The Minho region and its international promotion. (for full document click here)
Grade: 15 (fifteen values) [scale: 0-20 (10-Pass)]

*It includes the period as exchange student with ERASMUS Mundus scholarship at the University Sains Malaysia, Penang State, Malaysia (for key works click here)

September 2005 – October 2006

Post-graduation in Tourism and Regional Development (1st year of the M.Sc.)
Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Social Sciences, Braga, Portugal
Grade: 16 (sixteen values) [scale: 0-20 (10-Pass)]

September 2000 – July 2004

Degree in Geography and Planning (4 years programme)
University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Grade: 15 (fifteen values) [scale: 0-20 (10-Pass)]

Working experience
July 2006 - August 2011

Academic research on regional economy, financial and economic analysis on regional investments.
School of Economics and Management,  University of  Minho, Braga, Portugal

November 2004 – December 2005

Geographer and Urban Planner



Language skills
·         Mother tongue: Portuguese
·         Other languages: English (expert  speaking and writing levels); Spanish (intermediate speaking and   writing levels); French (basic  intermediate speaking and writing levels)

Honours and Awards
·         Award for the best student in Geography and Planning in 2003 and 2004, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal.
·         Top 3 best PhD paper during the 4th International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing, Cardiff, UK, December 2012.

Social participation
As student
·         Student representative during the degree in Geography and Planning, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal (2000-2004).
·         Student representative during the Master of Science in Marketing and Strategic Management, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal (2008-2011).
·         Director Manager of BTT Maria da Fonte Cycling Team.  
·         Student representative of the Regional Studies Association (info here)
As a runner
·         17th and best European 10km race - Penang Bridge Marathon 2010 (Malaysia).
·         16th place during the 14km Night Race 2012 (Gronigen, The Netherlands).
·         Personal record (29 minutes) for the 4 miles race 2012 (4 mijls, Groningen, NL).
·         8th place during the 14km Night Race 2013 (Gronigen, NL).
·         6th place during the Bommen Berendloop 2013 race (Groningen, NL).
·         3rd place during the 15km Night Race 2014  race (Groningen, NL).
As cyclist
·         Germany, Austria and Slovakia (Danube Bike Trail);
·         Czech Republic (GreenWay);
·         Spain (five times the Caminhos de Santiago, St. James Route);
·         Croatia (Adriatic Route);
·         Finland, Estonia, Latvia (Baltic route);
·         Milan-Marseille (Cote D’Azur route);
·         Liverpool-London;
·         Marseille-Barcelona; (Videos)

Conference participation
2015
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the International Place Management and Branding Conference, May 06-08, Poznań University of Economics, Poznań, Poland.
2014
·         Delegate without paper presentation at the Committee of the Regions - platforms and networks facing the future, December 9, Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium.
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the Regional Studies Association Early Career conference, October 30/31, Sheffield, UK. (For presentation click here)
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the Interregional Place Branding Conference, March 3, 2014, Lubeck, Germany. (For presentation click here)
·         Delegate without paper presentation at the Cities of Tomorrow – Investing in Europe, February 16-17, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
2013
·         Delegate without paper presentation at the 4th European Conference on Public Communication, October 16-17, European Parliament and Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium .
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism, October 3-5, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.  (For presentation click here)
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the International Tourism Week Conference Series V - New Trends in Tourism Management and Marketing, April 15-16, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. (For presentation click here)
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the International Place Management and Branding Conference, February 14-15, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom. ). (For presentation click here)
2012
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the Urban and Regional Studies Institute Conference, November 19, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the 4th International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing, December 5-7, Cardiff, UK (3rd best PhD Paper). (For presentation click here)
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the Destination Management and Branding in the Mediterranean Region: Sustainable Tourism in Times of Crises Conference Series IV, April 19-21, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. (For presentation click here)
·         Delegate with paper presentation, as part of the PhD process, at the 18th Portuguese Association for Regional Development Congress - Innovation and Regional Dynamics, June 13-18, 20, Faro, Algarve, Portugal. (For presentation click here)
·         Student delegate at the 15th World Business Dialogue, March 13-15, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
·         Delegate without paper presentation at the NECSTouR - Network of European Region for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism Regional Conference on Sustainable Branding, May 10, Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
·         Student delegate at the 1st Asia-Europe Students Forum, Universities, Businesses and You: For a Sustainable Future, September 4, Groningen, The Netherlands.
2011
·         Student delegate at the Daimler World Dialogue, October 4-5, Stuttgart, Germany.
·         Student networking facilitator at the ESOMAR Congress 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
·         Delegate with poster presentation at the 40th EMAC conference, European Marketing Academy-EMAC, May 24-27, Slovenia.
·         Student delegate at the Milan International Model United Nations, May 9-13, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy.
·         Delegate with paper presentation at the Berlin International Economics Congress 2011, An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding, Tourism and International Investments in a Globalized World, March 9-12, Berlin.
2010
·         Ambassador of the 14th World Business Dialogue, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (full year).
·         Student delegate at the Challenge the Best, May 16-18, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
·         Student delegate at the 13th World Business Dialogue, March 17- 18th, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
2009
·         Student networking facilitator at the ESOMAR Congress 2009, Montreux, Switzerland.

Academic Publications
2015 - Part of the Ph.D. process
·         Oliveira, E. (2015)​​​​​, Constructing Regional Advantage in Branding the Cross-border Euroregion Galicia-Northern Portugal​, Regional Studies, Regional Science, (forthcoming).
·         Oliveira, E. (2015)​​​​​, Place Branding in Strategic Spatial Planning: a content analysis of development plans, strategic initiatives and policy documents for Portugal 2014-2020​, Journal of Place Management and Development, 8(1), pp. early cite. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. & Panyik, E. (2015), Content, context and co-creation: Digital challenges in destination branding with references to Portugal as a tourist destination. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 21(1): 53-74. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2015), Place branding as a strategic spatial planning instrument. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 11(1): 18-33. (full text here)
·         ​Oliveira, E. (2015), A Strategic Spatial Planning Approach to Cross-Border Place Branding with references to Galicia and Northern Portugal in S. Zenker and B.P. Jacobsen (Eds.), Inter-regional place branding: best practices, challenges and solutions, Heidelberg, Springer. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2015), Book Review - Good Cities, Better Places, Urban Studies, 52(1): 197-200. (full text here)
2014 - Part of the Ph.D. process
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), The Tourism Potential of Northern Portugal and Its Relevance for a Regional Branding Strategy, Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research Journal, 2(2): 54-78.(full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), Book Review - Reframing the ‘creative city’ through tailored and context-sensitive policies, Journal CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18(4/5):598-602. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), Book Review - Making Strategies in Spatial Planning-Knowledge and Values, European Planning Studies, 22(4): 885-888. (full text here)
2013 - Part of the Ph.D. process
·         Oliveira, E.  (2013), Conference Note-International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism, Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 25(1): 150-152    (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2013), Making Strategies in Destination Branding: What is the online tourism promotional material saying about Portugal?, Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism, 3-5 October, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey [ISBN 978-975-518-354-1]. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2013), The Digital Challenge in Destination Branding: Brief Approach to the Portuguese case”, Conference Proceedings of the International Tourism Week Conference Series V - New Trends in Tourism Management and Marketing, 15th-16th  of April, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey [ISBN 978-605-4483-14-3]. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2013), Place Branding and Strategic Spatial Planning: Towards a Regional Place Branding Strategy. Conference Proceedings of 3rd International Place Branding Conference and 2nd International Place Management Conference, February, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK [ISBN 978-0-9551732-7-1].
2012 - Part of the Ph.D. process
·         Oliveira, E.  (2012), Instruments of Place Branding and Regional Dynamics: Guimarães as European Capital of Culture. Paper No. 53065 Munich, Germany: Munich Personal RePEc Archive. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E.  (2012), A Region as Destination: Towards a Place Branding Strategy for the North of Portugal, The 4th International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing (DBM-IV), 5th - 7th, December 2012, Cardiff, UK.
·         Oliveira, E.  (2012), Instruments of Place Branding and Regional Dynamics: Guimarães as European Capital of Culture, 18th Portuguese Association for Regional Development Congress - Innovation and Regional Dynamics, 13 – 18, June 2012, Faro, Algarve, Portugal (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E.  (2012), Branding the green. How place branding can contribute to the development of the Northwest of Portugal as a green tourism destination, Conference Proceedings of the International Tourism Week Conference Series IV, 19th and -21th  of April, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey [ISBN 978-605-4483-08-2].
2011
·         Oliveira, E.  (2011), Improving the Image of Countries, Cities and Tourist Destinations, Using Media and Branding Strategies with Outstanding Crisis, paper presented at the Berlin International Economics Congress 2011, 9th - 12th 2011 of March, Berlin.
·         Oliveira, E.  (2011), Territories, Brands and Competitiveness: The Minho region and its international promotion, master dissertation in Marketing and Strategic Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Braga. (full text here)
2010
·         Oliveira, E.  (2010), The Crisis and media strategies for marketing places”, blog post.
·         Pinho, J.C.; Simões, C. & Oliveira, Eduardo (2010), Produtos e Indústrias Culturais: dos Recursos à Comercializaçã”, with the research topic - O Desenvolvimento da Marca: Aplicações ao Território, January 2010, Braga
·         Pinho, J. C. ; Simões, C. & Oliveira, Eduardo (2010), O Carácter distintivo da marca Minho, with the research topic - Marcas, redes e territórios: aplicações ao território”, February 2010, Braga
2008
·         Guimonde, Ana, Diéguez, Mª Isabel, Cadima Ribeiro, J., and Oliveira, Eduardo (2008), Mobility of Portuguese workers in the construction industry and public works between the north of Portugal and Galicia. European Employment Service, University of Minho, University of Vigo, Spain. (full text here)
·         Cadima Ribeiro, J. et al. (2008), Diagnóstico e Articulação Territorial e dos Transportes”, Relatório Final, Efeitos económicos da melhoria da ligação ferroviária Porto-Vigo na Euroregião norte de Portugal-Galiza, CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, Porto.

Electronic publications (editor-reviewed)
·         The European Capital of Culture Guimarães 2012 and place branding (full text here)
·         Will the European Union 2020 strategy bring new opportunities for place branding projects? Guimarães after the European Culture Capital (full text here)
·         In Search of Place Branding Geographies (full text here)
·         To Shout or to Hashtag? Digital Challenges in Destination Branding (full text here)
·         Once upon a time in Istanbul (full text here)
·         Colour logos, Dark Realities  (full text here)
·         The winner takes it all: City brand rankings (full text here)
·         Sheffield at a glance: widening career horizons through open access publishing (full text here)
·         Paving the way to the career turning point with open access publishing(full text here)
·         Shifting the tide: city branding in today’s urban planning (full text here)
·         Interviewed by PlacesBrands (full text here)

Journal Reviewer
·       African Journal of Business Management (August 2013-Present)
·       European Planning Studies (October 2013-Present)
·       Place Branding and Public Diplomacy (June 2014-Present)
·       Qualitative Market Research (September 2014-Present)
·       Journal of Place Management and Development (January 2015-Present)

Member of Scientific Committee
·           International Tourism Week Conference Series IV, April 19-21, 2012, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. (for full list of scientific committee click here)

Editorial Advisory Board
·         Placesbrands  (January 2012-Present) (for full editorial team click here)
·         Scholedge International Journal of Management & Development (ISSN: 2394-3378) (March 2015-Present)(for full list of board members click here)

Teaching experience as guest lecturer and part of Ph.D. process
2015
·         Geography and Planning of Europe: “Zooming in” Spain (Galicia) & Portugal (Northern region), University of Groningen, March 12, Groningen, The Netherlands. (For presentation click here)
2014
·         From Selling the City to City Branding, University of Groningen, January 14, Groningen, The Netherlands.(For presentation click here)
·         The Iberian Planning System, University of Groningen, March 25, 2014, Groningen, The Netherlands. (For presentation click here)
2013
·         Branding Places, Tourism Administration Department, Boğaziçi University, April 9, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. (For presentation click here)
·         Branding Places, Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Social Sciences, December 19, 2013, Braga, Portugal. (For presentation click here)

Eduardo Oliveira