Deadline: 1 March 2019
Sciences Po’s médialab  is hiring a PROFESSOR IN SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (faculty position in the public sector).
The position will benefit from a specific support INCLUDING A CHAIR OF EXCELLENCE AND A GRANT TO FINANCE A THESIS that (s)he will supervise.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES : MARCH 1ST, 2019 for international candidates
(pre-qualifications) and MARCH 29TH, 2019 for all candidates (applications).
The candidate's social science discipline may be sociology, demography, physical, human, economic and regional geography or epistemology, history of science and technology.
The present offer is for a 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 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.
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 (Galaxie job offer reference:
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Sciences Po - médialab
27 rue Saint-Guillaume
75337 Paris cedex 07 France
GENERAL PROFILE OF THE POSITION
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.
Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences. 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 candidate is intended to develop an expertise in the analysis of the ecological transition through digital methods. 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.), to its scientific issues (metrology, biodiversity, constitution of scientific databases, studies of the natural sciences, etc.) or the consequences of its disruption (ecological transition, climatic migrations, transformation of production and consumption systems, etc.). The candidate will be required to participate in the development of the " Politics of the Earth" program.
The candidate will have to carry out his research in a structure developing an ambitious methodological research aimed at designing digital survey and / or data mining devices. A certain familiarity with numerical methods or a willingness to deploy this type of approach at the heart of the survey work is desired. In the same way, research that explores the role of digital (sensors, predictive modeling, social networks, computing infrastructures, etc.) in understanding the transformations of our societies is welcome.
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.
Médialab at Sciences Po
Created in 2009, médialab is a university research center (EA7033) whose research aims to explore the transformations of our societies from traces and new forms of digital media. Closely associating approaches from design and computer science, the médialab team seeks to design techniques for exploring digitized worlds and to set up mechanisms for public participation and involvement. The issues raised by the laboratory involve the circulation of information and the study of publics, the social, cultural and political aspects of digital environments, the new forms of representation resulting from data and digital techniques, the reorganization of power and assets in the digital economy.
In addition, médialab plays a strategic role at the heart of Sciences Po's research community by supporting projects that focus on the study of digital worlds. Being a mixed group motivated by various approaches (computer development, sociology, data visualization, design, controversy mapping), the médialab team has created many original digital tools and methods that complement projects in social sciences.
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.