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[Application closed]Assistant Professor in computational social science

Sciences Po recruits an Assistant Professor in computational social sciences

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Sciences Po médialab is recruiting an Assistant Professor in computational social science to reinforce its capacity for quantitative analysis of the digital public space. The position is intended for a candidate who has, during his/her academic career, demonstrated a capacity to renew methods of analysis of digital data which may have an impact in social science research (sociology, political science, history). The position is open to a variety of approaches: machine learning, statistical analysis, network, text or image analysis.



The recruitee will conduct his/her research program at the médialab. S/He should have a thorough knowledge of recent theoretical and methodological developments in the analysis of digital data (the data could be of any type: text, network, image, etc.). We expect strong capacities in computer science and mathematical formalism. The candidate should also demonstrate some experience with working with massive datasets in a collaborative setting. S/He will develop his/her research program through Sciences Po's own research networks, both national and international. The recruited person is also expected to take an active part in the collective activities of the center: seminars, scientific events, collaborations, call for projects from French, European or international tenders, and the supervision of students.


The annual teaching service is 128 hours, divided into 3 courses (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), graduate, and PhD. Courses may be taught either in French or in English. Teaching service is limited to 96h/year during the first 3 years of the tenure track (2 courses of 24 hours each and 48 hours of complementary pedagogical tasks).

Recruitment Process


The application file will consist of the following documents:

● An application letter;

● The research project that the candidate intends to pursue (2-3p);

● A syllabus;

● A CV and a complete list of publications;

● Three significant publications;

● The name of three academic referees.

Applications must be sent (by email) by 15 September 2022.

All applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee, candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to present their research work during a job talk at Sciences Po in front of the academic community.

Job talks and interviews

Job talks and interviews will take place in Paris in Novembre 8th, 2022.

Recruitment committee

Christine Musselin (Chair) (DR CNRS, CSO)
Sylvain Parasie (Vice-chair) (PU médialab)
Achim Edelmann (Assistant Prof, médialab)
Laura Morales (PU, CEE)
Philipp Brandt (Assistant Prof, CSO)
Kinga Makovy (Assistant Prof, New York University Abu Dhabi)
Floriana Gargiulo (CR CNRS, GEMAS, Sorbonne Université) 
Thierry Poibeau (DR CNRS, ENS Paris-Saclay)
Sophie Mützel (Full Prof, sociologie, université de Luzern)
Eric Fleury (Professeur, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon)

Effective start date

January 1st, 2023