Call for Applications

Doctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck-Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies - Application deadline: 15 March 2018
  • Max Planck-Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market SocietiesMax Planck-Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris invites applications for doctoral fellowships. Fellowship recipients will work under the supervision of Prof. Jenny Andersson or Prof. Olivier Godechot and are required to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris.

Applicants’ research interests should fall into the area of MaxPo’s research program, and their
PhD project proposal should fit into one of the two research groups at MaxPo. We welcome
original and independent proposals. Research topics should be situated in economic sociology,
political economy, or economic or political history and can include:

The intellectual, political, and economic history of neoliberalism; elite and mass politics; the
marketization of social life; concepts of democracy, politics, and progress since the 1970s; the
consequences of neoliberalism;

Labor markets and inequality; job polarization; team dynamics and team splits in organizations,
firms, and political parties; the sociology of financial markets; the political and social
consequences of economic crises.

The MaxPo PhD program runs in close collaboration with the doctoral program of the International
Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRSSPCE) in Cologne. Together, we offer the possibility of a double doctorate (cotutelle de thèse).

Eligibility

Candidates will hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have received training in
the following disciplines: history, sociology, or political science, with additional training in related
fields. They should have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods. There is
no nationality requirement; however, a firm command of English and a working knowledge of
French is required.

Fellowship conditions

2,188 euros (monthly gross salary); three-year contract starting in October 2018; including a 12-week period of administrative service to MaxPo and a research stay at the IMPRS-SPCE in Cologne.

Application procedure

Required documents (to be compiled into a single PDF file): a CV; a transcript of records from
each institution attended; a cover letter briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and
discussing the topics that interest you (2 pages maximum); a thesis project proposal (5,000 words
maximum); a project title; an abstract summarizing your thesis project; a writing sample (such
as an article, thesis, or term paper); if possible, we strongly encourage you to obtain one or more
letters of recommendation (a letter from your MA advisor would be especially useful).

Please email the complete file to allison.rovny@sciencespo.fr by 15 March 2018 (with “MaxPo
PhD positions 2018” in the subject line). Incomplete files will not be considered. Shortlisted
candidates will be invited to an online interview. Final decisions will be made by mid-April 2018.

Please also note that successful candidates will need to apply for admission through the online
procedure of the École doctorale de Sciences Po
before 25 April 2018. Administrative registration
will occur in June 2018 through the École doctorale. Detailed instructions will be forwarded in
April 2018 to the candidates selected for a MaxPo fellowship.

 

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