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Sciences Po’s médialab is hiring a Professor in Sociology of science and technology and the environment (faculty position in the public sector).

The candidate’s social science discipline may be sociology, demography, physical, human, economic and regional geography or epistemology, history of science and technology.


Faculty position in the public sector.

Candidates must have:

  • the title of Professor,
  • or be qualified as a Professor, or an equivalent position in a foreign university at the time of recruitment.


Sociology, Demography (CNU, section 19), Physical, human, economic and regional geography (section 23) or Epistemology, history of science and technology (CNU, section 72)

Job Profile

Sociology of science and technology 
and the environment.

The position is open to someone who has developed skills in history or sociology of science and technology and whose expertise in studying the interactions between science and society is well acknowledged. (S)He will be expected to pursue or initiate a research project relating to the environment (governance, climate, energy, risks, etc.).

The candidate is intended to develop an expertise in the analysis of the ecological transition through digital methods.

This position will benefit from a specific financial support: the recruited professor will have a chair of excellence, including a doctoral contract to finance a thesis that (s)he will supervise.

Working knowledge in French is required.



The person appointed will conduct their research program at the médialab. (S)He will have an excellent level of expertise asserted by international publications. (S)he should have a good knowledge of recent theoretical and methodological developments in the analysis of digital data, and a solid experience in empirical work. (S)He will develop their research program by integrating it into research networks and actively participating in the collective activities of the center: seminars and scientific events, collaborations, applications to French, European and international call for proposals, supervision of doctoral students.


The annual teaching service is 128 hours, divided into 3 lectures (CM) of 24 hours each and 56 hours (equivalent CM) of complementary pedagogical tasks (juries, supervision of dissertations, missions, etc.) at all levels of education offered by Sciences Po: undergraduate (in one of the seven campuses of Sciences Po), and graduate.

Recruitment Process


Candidates practicing at a higher education institution outside France and not qualified by the French National Council of Universities (CNU) must obtain the approval of Sciences Po’s Scientific Council in order to know if they are eligible for this job. They are asked to report to the selection committee chair before March 1st, 2019.


Candidates must submit their application through the “Galaxie” portal of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, between November 30th, 2018 and March 29th 2019.

Comité de sélection

Internal members

External members

  • Madeleine AKRICH, Professor, Senior researcher, Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, Mines ParisTech,
  • Valérie NOVEMBER, Senior researcher CNRS, Laboratoire Techniques Territoires et Sociétés, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, 
  • Jennifer Gabrys, Professor, Goldsmiths University of London,
  • Peter BEARMAN, Professor, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE), Columbia University,
  • Alberto Cambrosio, Professor, McGill’s Department of Social Studies of Medicine.


More information.