Post-doctoral and doctoral students close to dissertating look at these teaching fellow positions!
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Sciences Po welcomes applications from post-doctoral and doctoral students close to their thesis submission for teaching positions on one of its three Anglophone undergraduate campuses in France: Reims, Menton or Le Havre. Each campus focuses on a world region and offers a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology Law and Humanities. Courses are taught in English. The successful applicant’s area of expertise will be relevant to the disciplines taught at Sciences Po and to the campus’ world regional focus. Reims hosts two different programs, one focusing on North America and Europe, the other on Africa and Europe. Menton’s program concentrates on the Middle-East and Europe, and Le Havre is dedicated to Asia and Europe.
1. Responsibilities. In addition to pursuing your research you will be asked to teach 3 courses per semester. Course content will be agreed upon with the program director and will fall into two categories: “Tutorial seminars”: 2 hours/week, groups of 20-25 students, these methodology seminars are provided in addition to a lecture given by a senior professor. “Electives”: 2 hours/week, up to 20-25 students, the topic can be defined according to your field of expertise. You will also be required to hold regular office hours.
2. Length of stay. Preferred start date: August 22nd, 2017. Priority is given to applicants able to commit to one full academic year, but applications for one semester will be considered. Each semester term runs for 12 weeks: the fall term begins in September and ends in December, the spring term begins in late January and ends in early May. See academic calendar for more details.
3. Compensation and benefits. Salary of € 1600 /month (net, approximately $1749) from
August 22nd 2017 to May 22nd 2018. Full health benefits through the French national
system. Access to resources and facilities on all Sciences Po campuses. The contract may be eligible for extension, subject to a performance review and depending on institutional need.
4. Requirements. Successful applicants will have completed their PhD – or will submit their doctoral thesis imminently – in one of Sciences Po’s core fields (History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology or Law). Their research and teaching interests should be relevant to the regional focus of the chosen campus. Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred, and English proficiency is mandatory. The ability to speak French or other non-English languages for purposes of student advising, research, and teaching will be considered a plus.
5. Application Process. Please send the following application documents by February 15th, 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter/ statement of interest. In addition to research interests, please include a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy.
- Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
- Course proposal(s). Brief summary of at least one elective course (or up to 3) with
sample of major readings/resources you could incorporate into this class.
- References. One letter of reference and contact information for two additional
referees, ideally professors who know your research and teaching.
Key Sciences Po contacts for questions and expressions of intent:
Center for the Americas, International Division
Tel: + 33 1 45 49 83 14
Assistant Dean for International Affairs, Undergraduate College
Tel: + 33 1 45 49 50 23
Nathalie Jacquet, Director
Reims Europe-North America &
Tel: + 33 3 26 05 94 61
Florent Bonaventure, Director
Le Havre Euro-Asian Campus
Tel: + 33 2 32 92 10 04
Bernard El Ghoul, Director
Menton Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Campus
Tel: + 33 4 97 14 83 50