Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Political Science

Sciences Po


Status: private sector employment as Assistant Professor with tenure track

Discipline: Political science

Profile: The development of digital technologies is transforming relations to politics; types of information, participation, government and administration; and therefore interactions between citizens and the State.

Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics seeks to strengthen its research focus on the political effects of digital transformations by recruiting an assistant professor to conduct empirical research in this area.


We seek candidates with research specialisms in the following areas:

- open access to information and the transparency of public authorities (big data, accountability); the effects of dematerialization on the administrations and their relationships to citizens; rationalization and surveillance issues; the transformations of public policy designs and tools;

- the effects of digitalization on forms of political participation (democratization, new inequalities, etc.); uses of digital technology by political organizations (electronic voting, online activism, etc.); the impact of social networks on forms of politicization

Annual teaching duties are 128 master class-equivalent (CM) hours. These can be divided into three 24-hour master classes and 56 CM hours of complementary pedagogical services (1 CM hour = 6.3 hours) at the three levels of teaching offered by Sciences Po: its undergraduate program (on one of the seven Sciences Po campuses), its Masters program and its Doctoral School.

During their first three tenure-track years, assistant professors’ annual duty is 88 CM hours. 

Applicants must be able to teach in English.

Applications from women and other under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.



Candidates must hold a PhD. Applications must be electronically submitted before 31st January 2018. to the following email address: . The application must include the following documents:

  • A cover letter presenting research projects that the applicant intends to pursue;
  • A CV and a complete list of publications;
  • 3 publications showing the range and quality of your research;
  • A synopsis of courses taught and, if possible, course evaluations.

The selection committee will examine applications and create a short list of 3-4 candidates who will be invited to present their research to the academic community at Sciences Po during a ‘Job Talk’.

The expected start date is September 1st, 2018. 

Unit of affiliation Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (UMR 8239)

The CEE is a multidisciplinary laboratory dedicated to comparative political analysis.


President of the selection committee
Florence Faucher
Full Professor at Sciences Po 

Administrative contacts

Linda Amrani, General Secretary

Silvia Duerich-Morandi, Executive Assistant

Sciences Po is an institution of higher education and research in the humanities and social sciences. Its permanent research community – 210 professors and researchers – is built around 12 established and internationally recognized entities (including 5 units jointly run with the National Center for Scientific Research - CNRS), and is divided into 5 academic departments (Sociology, Political Science, History, Economics, and Law).

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