Recruitment 2022 - Position available at Sciences Po: Full Professorship in Sociology
Deadine to apply: 2 May 2022
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JOB DESCRIPTIONHR excellence in research

Position: The Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) is recruiting a Full Professor in the field of sociology  with affiliation to the Department of Sociology.

Discipline: Sociology

Profile: Sociology of crime, deviance and corruption



The successful candidate should share research interest in one or several of the following: crime, deviance, corruption – as well as the policies to fight or prevent these phenomena. Candidates should be experts in criminal behaviour in contexts of multilevel governance and transnational circulations of goods, money, services and people.

The position is open to established sociologists from a wide range of backgrounds, theoretical approaches and methodological skills (qualitative, quantitative or mixed approaches). Demonstrable expertise in one or several social science methods (and the ability to teach about such methods) will be particularly valued, as well as an interest for transnational circulation perspectives and comparative research.

We are expecting to receive applications from scholars with an excellent record of publications in criminology and sociology journals and international book series, a strong integration in international networks, and substantial teaching experience.


Annual teaching duties are 128 lecture-theatre class-equivalent (CM) hours that can generally be divided into three 24-hour lecture or seminar courses and 56 CM hours of complementary pedagogical services (e.g., student admissions, MA and PhD dissertation supervision, university administration roles, etc.).

The appointed professor will be expected to teach at the three levels of instruction offered by Sciences Po: its Undergraduate programme (College - on one of the seven Sciences Po regional campuses), its Graduate (Master) programme and its School of research.

The successful candidate will be required to teach Introduction to sociology at the undergraduate level in English and deliver master’s and doctoral level training in analysing mobilities, crime, and social problems.

Courses may be taught in English or French.



Applicants must complete their application on the “Galaxie” portal of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research between the 28st March and the 2nd May 2022:

In addition to the documents required by the online application form of the “Galaxie” portal, this application must include the following additional documents:

  • A cover letter presenting the research projects that the applicant intends to pursue,
  • A CV and a complete list of publications,
  • five prominent publications,
  • A synopsis of 3 courses taught and, if possible, courses evaluations,
  • A copy of your passport.

Applications must also be electronically submitted before the 2nd May 2022 to the president of the selection committee:, as well as to Sciences Po’s academic centre: .

The selection committee will examine applications and proceed to a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed at Sciences Po in June 2022.

Start date: January 2023


Eligible candidates are expected to meet the criteria for the French Professeur des Universités status. This includes candidates who have an Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) and who have been qualified by the French National Council of University (CNU).

Applicants who teach at a higher education institution outside of France must already hold a full or associate professor position or an equivalent position at a foreign university at the time of recruitment.  They must apply on the Galaxie portal as well. Sciences Po ‘s Research Council will consider their eligibility based on their current position and career advancement.

Sciences Po is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to balanced gender, geographical, and minority representation.  We particularly welcome applications from women.


The CEE (UMR 8239) is a multidisciplinary research unit specialising in comparative political focusing on Europe. The CEE is member of the Departments of Political Science and Sociology. The key research domains are grouped around four research axes:

  • Cities, borders and (im)mobilities,
  • Strains on democratic representation,
  • the state as a producer or public policies,
  • the transformations of capitalism.

The CEE is now home to more than 30 senior researchers and a professional support team of 7 staff.


President of the selection committee

Philippe Bezes, CNRS Research Director, Professor at Sciences Po:

Selection Committee

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 – 250 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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