Assistant Professor, tenure track – private law contract with Sciences Po

Sciences Po, Paris
Paris , France
Application Deadline: 18 April, 2017


Status: Assistant Professor, tenure track – private law contract with Sciences Po

Discipline: Political science

Profile: This position was opened in order to reinforce, within Sciences Po’s Center for International Studies (CERI), the study of global issues related to human security, particularly in the fields of human rights and environment, but also health or food security. Independently from his or her specialization in one of the above-mentioned fields of study, the successful candidate should be familiar with a larger scope of issues relevant to human security and “global governance”; his or her research should thus systematically refer to the role of political and social (state as well as non-state) actors in international regulations. It is also expected from the candidates to be able to implement a comparative approach and to reach out beyond the disciplinary boundaries in order to engage in a stimulant scientific exchange with the other members of Sciences Po academic faculty.

Research The candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their publications, as a testimony to their capability for carrying on innovative research and to the recognition of the quality of their work in the field of global issues. A special attention will also be given to the candidates’ previous experience as part of international scientific networks (coordination of research programs, extended stays in universities abroad etc.). The Assistant Professor will pursue his/her research at the Center for International Studies (CERI). He or she will participate in the center’s research seminars and contribute actively and vigorously to collective scientific programs and activities. Ability to secure research funds will be considered an asset.

Teaching The Assistant Professor will be expected to perform his/her teaching duties at any of the three levels: college (on one of the seven Sciences Po campuses), Master’s, and Doctoral. At the Master’s level, his or her courses will be particularly relevant to the curricula of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) or the School of Public Affairs, as both schools offer a concentration in “global issues”. The teaching load will be as follows:

2017 to 2019:

  • Two classes of 24 hours by class
  • 40 hours of other academic obligations (juries, theses supervising etc.)

From 2019 on:

  • Three seminars of 24 hours by class
  • 56 hours of other academic obligations



  • The application must include the following documents:
  • A cover letter presenting research projects that the applicant intends to pursue;
  • The PhD dissertation defense report (or, failing that, the announcement of the defense)
  • A detailed CV, a complete list of publications, and a list of courses previously or currently taught;
  • A description of the research project the candidate intends to carry on if recruited at Sciences Po;
  • 3 prominent publications;
  • A synopsis of courses taught and, if possible, course evaluations.

Applications must be electronically submitted before April 18th, 2017 to Alain Dieckhoff, Director of CERI, to the following email address:  as well as to his Executive Assistant, Nadia Alexici:

The selection committee will examine all applications and proceed to a short list of 3-4 candidates who will be invited to present their research at a “Job Talk” before the members of the Sciences Po faculty.

Centre de Recherches Internationales / Center for International Studies (CERI)

CERI (UMR 7050) concentrates on the study of world politics through a double approach: international/transnational relations and area studies. It brings together about 60 scholars from various disciplines in the social sciences. It fully participates in the training of PhD students as well as in the various teaching programs at Sciences Po at the bachelor
and master’s levels.

President of the selection committee Alain Dieckhoff, Senior Research Fellow / CNRS
Director of the Center for International Studies (CERI)

Administrative contacts
Ewa Kulesza, Executive Director:
Nadia Alexici, Executive Assistant: