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Call for application: Professor of Political Economy at Sciences Po//Co-director at Maxpo

 

http://www.maxpo.eu/downloads/MaxPo-co-director.pdf

Jürgen Lautwein, Administrative Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, asked us to send out this latest job announcement for the co-directorship of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies in Paris.

Applicants must have an excellent academic record, an international scientific reputation, highly ranked publications, and a demonstrated ability to build international collaboration networks. The ability to supervise doctoral students is important and a "habilitation" is a plus. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2015.

For more information, see the announcement attached or visit the maxpo website: http://www.maxpo.eu/

Professor of Political Economy at Sciences Po

Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies Sciences Po invites applications for a permanent position of Professor of Political Economy at Sciences Po at the level of Associate or Full Professor depending on the experience of the candidate.

The successful candidate will co-direct the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo).

Established in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po Paris, MaxPo is a Franco-German center in the social sciences located in Paris. Its research focuses on investigating how individuals, organizations, and politics are coping with the increased instability that has developed in Western societies during the last forty years due to liberalization policies and cultural shifts. Research at the center is conducted by two research group leaders under the supervision of the two institutions.

We are seeking a social scientist with a background in political economy or related fields for one of the research leader positions. The new research group leader will receive funds for his or her research and for doctoral students. Further funding will depend on a positive evaluation of the center in 2016. The specific research project proposed by the candidate must be linked to the research focus of MaxPo, as described at www.maxpo.eu

Research. Since this is a tenured position, the successful candidate will remain professor at Sciences Po and be a member of the Faculty beyond the MaxPo period.

Basic qualifications

The applicant must have an excellent academic record, an international

scientific reputation, highly ranked publications, and a demonstrated ability to build international collaboration networks. The ability to supervise doctoral students is important and a “habilitation” is a plus. The salary is negotiable and will depend on the experience of the candidate.

The Max Planck Society and Sciences Po are equal opportunity employers. We aim to increase the percentage of women in positions where they are under-represented and are committed to employing more people with physical challenges, who are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure

Candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest, a CV with a publication list, a research prospectus (maximum 2,500 words) oriented to the goals of the center, proof of education and previous employment (all compiled in one PDF document), and two letters of reference in PDF format to be emailed directly by the referees. Please email the completed application materials to Vincent Morandi (vincent.morandi@sciences-po.fr).

Application deadline: 30 June 2015.

Applications will be examined by a selection committee, which will shortlist a small number of candidates.

The shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a talk on their own research and how they envision their role as co-director of MaxPo in September.

Interested candidates with questions about the position or the research content are invited to contact Jens Beckert, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne (beckert@mpifg.de), or Patrick Le Galès, CNRS Research Professor at the Centre d’études européennes (patrick.legales@sciences-po.fr).

For information on the research agenda and activities, please go to www.maxpo.eu.