Sciences Po Available Position

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Sciences Po Available Position: Full Professorship in Political Science

Status : a full professorship position (professeur.e des Universités)

Discipline : Political Theory

General profile

The candidate must have an extensive international experience and an excellent command of English and French. He/she will conduct research in political theory (either social or normative theory or history of ideas), and contribute to the development of political theory at Sciences Po, in particular to studies on democracy and its transformation. In a context of political and social change, political theory offers many approaches to normative debates and political realities. In connection with social sciences, philosophy, government and legal studies, political theory consists in understanding facts in the light of concepts. We seek a colleague able to play a leading role in such debates at Sciences Po.




Candidates will have conducted innovative research at the international level. They must belong to international academic networks and be willing to contribute to existing research programmes. They are expected to be involved in the ongoing programmes at Sciences Po and adopt an interdisciplinary perspective that enable them to work with political scientists.


Candidates will teach at the three levels of Sciences Po : Collège universitaire, Formation commune des Masters, École doctorale (College, Masters and Doctoral School). They might be required to teach also on one of the regional campuses. These charges include tutorials, training, and doctoral supervision.

  • Expectations in terms of teaching: three 24 hours CM (Cours Magistral) courses per academic year.
  • Additional responsibilities reprenting the equivalent of 56 hours CM.

With respect to gender equality, Sciences Po encourages women to apply.


Recruitment conditions

  • Pre-qualification

Professors working in a foreign institution and unqualified by the Conseil National des Universités (CNU) must obtain the agreement of the Conseil Scientifique (Scientific Council) de Sciences Po to determine if they are eligible for this position. They are expected to contact the Chair of the Committee before February 22, 2017.

Gil Delannoi :

Christine Gire :

  • Application

Applicant must apply through the public website Galaxie (Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la recherché) before March 22, 2017 :

Several documents are required:

  • a cover letter explaining reasons for applying, addressed to Mr Gil Delannoi, chairperson of the selection committee,
  • a detailed resume with a complete list of the candidate’s research work (candidate Website),
  • a brief resume (candidate Website),
  • three examples of the candidate’s main research work demonstrating his/her aptitude for fundamental research (international publications),
  • at least three letters of recommendation.

Application and research work must also be send by e-mail to the Chair of the Committee

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In accordance with the provisions of French law n° 2007‐1199 of 10 August 2007 relating to public‐sector teaching positions, the applications will be examined by a selection committee. Candidates will first be preselected. Pre-selected applicants will be invited to a job talks session to determine final selection.



File review : April 2017.

Job Talks : May-June 2017 in Paris.

Decision : by early July 2017.

Start : September 1st, 2017.