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Hiring : Associate Professor in sociology

The médialab is recruiting an advanced Associate Professor (University Professor) in the field of sociology with affiliation to the Department of Sociology.

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The person recruited should have expertise in digital sociology or in the sociology of digital technologies. This person will share a research interest in digital technologies and their social implications, related to one of the following aspects: social inequality and conflict, moral and legal regulation, design and production, uses and reception in social and professional worlds. This expertise can be linked to a variety of research areas such as media, science, markets, culture, and sociability.

The person recruited will be expected to teach courses related to digital sociology and digital technology, but may also teach courses in sociology more broadly.

Annual teaching duties are 128 lecture-theatre class-equivalent (CM) hours that can generally be divided into three 24-hour lecture or seminar courses and 56 CM hours of complementary pedagogical services (e.g. student admissions, MA and PhD dissertation supervision, university administration roles, etc.).

Recruitment Process


Eligible candidates are expected to meet the criteria for the French Professeur des Universités status.

This includes candidates who have an Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) and who have been qualified by the French National Council of University (CNU).

Applicants who teach at a higher education institution outside of France must already hold a full or associate professor position or an equivalent position at a foreign university at the time of recruitment.

They must apply on the Galaxie portal as well. Sciences Po‘s Research Council will consider their eligibility based on their current position and career advancement.


Applicants must complete their application on the “Galaxie” portal of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research before April 5, 2024.

In addition to the documents required by the online application form of the “Galaxie” portal, this application must include the following additional documents:

  • A cover letter presenting the research projects that the applicant intends to pursue,
  • A CV and a complete list of publications,
  • Five prominent publications,
  • The name of three academic referees
  • A synopsis of 3 courses taught and, if possible, their evaluations,

Applications must be sent (by email) by April 5, 2024, to :

  • recrutement.medialab@sciencespo.fr, as
  • well as to Sciences Po’s academic centre: drh.poleacademique@sciencespo.fr.

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.

Recruitment Schedule

  • Application : before April 5th, 2024
  • Job talk : May 2024
  • Effective start date: September 1st, 2024