Sciences Po, Paris, History
Full Professor of Central (with the exception of German-speaking areas) and Eastern European (including Russia) History
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Job profile :
The Centre of History and the Department of History at Sciences Po Paris invite applications for a position of full Professor of Central (with the exception of German-speaking areas) and Eastern European (including Russia) history.
This position aims at reinforcing the international development of the Centre of History at Sciences Po (http://chsp.sciences-po.fr/). Historical research conducted at the Centre reaches beyond France and neighbouring countries to investigate other European and non-European areas. This newly-created professorship reflects the relatively high number of recent and important publications on Central and Eastern Europe which have renewed our historical understanding of various periods - the end of the Empires, the Communist era, and the post-Communist decades - and which are of major interest to historians at Sciences Po concentrating on other regions.
All areas of research in the history of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia are welcome, with a preference for the political history of the 20th century, understood in the broadest sense of the term. The applicants’ areas of interest should fit and complement existing fields of research of the Centre of History.
Candidates should have a solid international profile based on their research, their professional activities, their teaching experience, their publications and their linguistic competence. A working knowledge of English is indispensable. A working knowledge of French will be required within a stipulated number of years after appointment. For those candidates who do not have a solid knowledge of French at the time of application, teaching will initially be carried out in English.
The candidate is expected to demonstrate her/his ability to conduct innovative and internationally recognized research. Candidates must also be well-integrated into the most relevant international scientific networks. The ability to raise funds for research, including on behalf of her/his doctoral students, will be an asset. The newly-selected Professor will fully participate in the training of graduate students and the supervision of Ph.D. dissertations.
Teaching duties :
Teaching will take place on all three levels of education offered by Sciences Po: College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate programs), Masters and Doctoral programs on the Paris campus or on one of the regional campuses (especially that of Dijon, which offers a specialization in Central and Eastern European studies). The ability of the candidate to teach in areas and objects that go beyond the strict limits of her/his research interests and her/his knowledge of international debates in history will be particularly appreciated.
Recruitment procedure :
All potential candidates are invited to get in touch with Professor Marc Lazar, director of the Centre of History (firstname.lastname@example.org) by sending a letter of intent, a CV and a list of publications. Non-French candidates or professors teaching in non-French institutions who are not certified by the National Council of Universities (CNU) must obtain the approval of the Scientific Council of Sciences Po in order to be eligible for this position. These candidates should indicate their intent to apply by writing to Professor Marc Lazar before May 7, 2014.
The application review will be conducted in June/July 2014. On-campus interviews are expected to be held in September 2014. The hiring decision will be made no later than October 15th 2014.
The appointment can start as soon as possible in 2015.
|Primary Category:||Contemporary History