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The Vincent Wright Chair

Sciences Po

Location: Paris - France
Salary: €3,300 to €4,100
£2,935.02 to £3,646.54 converted salary* per month (net)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th November 2018
Closes: 31st January 2019

Call for applicants for a 1-semester professorship in Paris

Applications are invited from academics currently employed in a British university or research institute for the annual Vincent Wright Chair for a period of five months from January–June 2019.

During his lifetime, Vincent Wright played a very considerable part in orienting comparative research in Europe. The aim of this Chair is to develop comparative research within a European framework, reflecting the innovative spirit, sense of humour and intellectual curiosity which characterised the man.

The Chair aims to reinforce and consolidate Franco-British academic cooperation in one of the five following areas:

  • Economics
  • Contemporary History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Law

The successful candidate will be Paris based and will be invited to lecture at both undergraduate and graduate level for approx. 4 hours per week over a 12 week semester. The undergraduate lectures may be given in our Reims campus (40 minutes away from Paris by train) whereas teaching at Master level will take place at our Paris campus.

The approach will most likely be comparative and lectures may be given in either English or French.

The successful candidate will also be closely associated with academic activity at Sciences Po and its Research Centres.


Applicants are required to have completed their doctorate, to have teaching experience in the university sector and a strong record in terms of research and publication.

Interested faculty should prepare a narrative explaining the nature of their proposed visit. All proposals must include evidence of support in principle from the head of the proposed Sciences Po host department or research centre. Applicants are invited to email Professor Patrick Le Galès, Scientific Coordinator, if any assistance is needed to identify relevant contact within Sciences Po Research Centres. They must be sent along with a CV, a summary of academic area of expertise, a list of publications and course proposals to the attention of Dr Vanessa Scherrer, Vice President for International Affairs at Sciences Po, at the following address:

Sciences Po
27 rue Saint-Guillaume
75337 PARIS Cedex 07 France

Applications, which may be written in either English or French, should also be sent electronically to the following addresses: and

Decisions will be made by a scientific selection committee.

Sciences Po is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.


Patrick LE GALèS, Scientific Coordinator

Aurélien KREJBICH, Head of Centre for Europe – International Affairs Division and/or

Salary scale: 3,300 – 4,100 euros per month (net) Closing date: 31ST January 2019

See Sciences Po’s website - for further details on Centres and research interests.

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