Recruitments and careers

Sciences Po recruits permanent faculty members and lecturers.

The Permanent Faculty

Sciences Po has an ambitious recruitment policy emphasising the quality of its scientific community and pays attention to gender equality, both at the during recruitment stage and throughout carrier.

In 2006, Sciences Po has signed the European Charter  for Researchers and The Code of Conduct  for the Recruitment  of Researchers.
Today, Sciences Po, together with its partners from Sorbonne Paris Cité, wants to go one steps further and aims to obtain the Human Resources Excellence in Research label, which is part of the Human Resources Strategy for Research (HRS4R) of the European Commission.
Sciences Po has produced an action plan (PDF, 457 Ko) in order to continue improving the management of  the careers of its academics.

All open vacancies are published nationally and internationally.


The recruitment of lecturers is governed by the decree n°87-889  of 29 October 1987 (french), relating to the recruitment and employment conditions of temporary workers in higher education.  

Apply to become a lecturer at Sciences Po by sending the following information to

  • A completed resume including your contact information and professional situation: status (employed, freelance, independent contractor…), education, and professional activities;
  • A cover letter;
  • A course proposal with the following information: first and last name, title of the course, level (undergraduate or master), preferred campus, course language, course description (objective, themes/subjects to be covered,... a maximum of 10 lines). A seminar consists of 12 courses lasting 2 hours, or a total of 24 teaching hours.

If your application is accepted, your project may be modified by the academic team.

Two selection committees are held yearly:

  • The first is held in the beginning of May, and applies to first semester courses (September-December)
  • The second is held in the beginning of October, and applies to second semester courses (January-May)

Following the committees, candidates are informed of whether or not their application has been retained.

Hand written applications are not accepted.