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Recruitment of adjunct faculty is governed by Decree No. 87-889 of 29 October 1987 (fr.) regarding the conditions of recruitment and employment in public higher education.

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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 accueil.enseignant@sciencespo.fr :

  • 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.


Adjunct faculty have a Google G Suite account with which to access their Sciences Po email. All important information regarding administrative matters, university life and the organisation of teaching is communicated through this email account.

Find out more about Sciences Po email.


An administrative file is created for every adjunct to ensure they fulfil the legal conditions for the recruitment of adjunct faculty. Adjuncts must provide proof of their main occupation and payroll documents so they can be paid at the end of the semester.

Complete your administrative file.


The faculty card is issued once the administrative file is complete. It gives access to the Sciences Po buildings and to faculty services.

Find out more about the faculty card.

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