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Assistant tenure-track lecturer position in digital history (Sciences Po)

Poste privé de professeur assistant en histoire numérique (Sciences Po)

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Published on Thursday, February 08, 2018


Le poste ouvert concerne un·e candidat·e de pleine formation historienne, capable de développer un programme de recherche et d’enseignement en histoire numérique. Il suppose non seulement une familiarité des méthodes, des outils, des données susceptibles de fonder des exploitations informatisées, mais aussi une aptitude à les mettre en œuvre pour développer la recherche historique entendue au sens classique et fondamental du terme, sur la période XIXe-XXe siècles.


Job description

Status: tenure-track FNSP Assistant Professor (private sector) Discipline: History

Profile: The position is open to applicants fully trained in history who are capable of developing a research and teaching program in digital history. It involves both a familiarity with the methods, tools and data at the basis of computerized operations, and an ability to use them in order to develop historical research, understood in the classical and fundamental meaning of the term, covering the 19th-20th centuries.



Candidates must demonstrate their command of techniques used in the digital humanities. They will be evaluated on the quality of their own research projects and the latter’s alignment with the CHSP’s thematic areas of focus. Consideration will also be given to their ability to work collectively in their training of masters and PhD students who may rely on these methods, and to their participation in team research projects developed within the CHSP. The selected candidate will specifically be tasked with coordinating the CHSP’s Corpus, archives, campus research cluster.


In addition to courses in methodology, the selected candidate will teach ones in his/her field of historical research. Courses will be taught at the three levels of education offered at Sciences Po in Paris, and at the undergraduate level at the regional campuses. The recruited Assistant Professor (AP) will be able to partner with any of the other schools interested in introducing a historical perspective to the understanding of their subjects, and in benefiting from the added value of the historian’s savoir-faire in source criticism with regard to the digital humanities and big data. The AP will also be expected to teach courses at the School of Management and Innovation (EMI) and to lead a history masters-level seminar.

Annual teaching duties are 128 master class-equivalent (CM) hours that can be divided into three 24-hour master classes and 56 CM hours of complementary pedagogical services. During their first three tenure-track years, Assistant Professors’ annual duty is reduced to 88 CM hours.

Unit of affiliation

The Center for History at Sciences Po

Recruitment process

Candidates must hold a PhD. Applications must be electronically submitted

by 28 February 2018, 8 PM (Paris time)

to Paul-André Rosental, president of the selection committee and deputy director for research at the CHSP, as well as to Isabelle de Vienne, executive secretary of the CHSP, using the following email addresses: rosental@sciencespo.fr, isabelle.devienne@sciencespo.fr

The application must include the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • Three prominent publications (articles or book chapters).

The selection committee will examine all the applications and preselect candidates who will be invited to present their research to the academic community at a Sciences Po seminar (a day in May-June 2018).

A hiring decision will be made by July 2018 at the latest, for an expected start date beginning in September 2018, and at the latest on February 1st, 2019.

As part of its gender equality policy, Sciences Po encourages female candidacies.


President of the selection committee

  • Paul-André Rosental, Deputy director for research at the CHSP rosental@sciencespo.fr

Administrative contacts

  • Isabelle de Vienne, Executive secretary isabelle.devienne@sciencespo.fr
  • Francine Sicé, Executive Assistant francine.sice@sciencespo.fr



  • 27 rue Saint Guillaume
    Paris, France (75007)


  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018


  • histoire, numérique, recherche, enseignement, tenuretrack


  • Paul-André Rosental
    courriel : rosental [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Isabelle de Vienne
    courriel : isabelle [dot] devienne [at] sciencespo [dot] fr


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« Assistant tenure-track lecturer position in digital history (Sciences Po) », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Thursday, February 08, 2018, https://doi.org/10.58079/zjg

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