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Call for applications for the Paris Institute for Advanced Study's Paris-Saclay Jean d'Alembert Chair

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In partnership with Université Paris-Saclay, the Paris Institute for Advanced Study is offering one 6-month chair for high level international researchers in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) during the academic year 2019-2020.

The Paris-Saclay – Paris IAS “Jean d’Alembert” Research Chair gives a researcher the possibility to work on a project in the following fields: “Markets, businesses, work and innovation”, “Heritage, culture and  knowledge”, or “Sciences and society”. He or she will benefit from the work conditions and the scientific environment of the Paris IAS, and will collaborate chiefly with laboratories of Université Paris-Saclay.

New deadline for applications: Friday, October 19th, 2018, 3:00 pm (Paris, France time)

Applicants may request a 6-month residency starting between September 1st 2019 and January 1st 2020.

RESEARCH THEMES

The Paris IAS and Université Paris-Saclay offer a 6-month research chair in the academic year 2019-2020 on one of the structuring themes supported by the research teams in the humanities and social sciences at Université Paris-Saclay. These cross-disciplinary themes are intended for researchers in all disciplines of the HSS: anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, literature and the arts, management, philosophy, political science, sociology… The chair aims to promote excellent, high risk and/or transdisciplinary research offering new perspectives for the HSS.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a research proposal within one the following themes:

Markets, businesses, work and innovation:

Researches related to work, its diversity, regulations and problems. The proposals can deal with businesses as organizations or institutions, or examine the regulations of companies, institutions, markets and private and public administrations. The dynamics of innovation can also be covered by the proposals.

Heritage, cultures and knowledge:

The proposals can deal with the past or present logics of granting heritage status (“Patrimonialisation”), whether the heritage is cultural, scientific or technical. Reflections on the circulation of knowledge, and in particular scientific and technical knowledge, are welcome, as well as projects investigating more particularly the links between cultures, knowledges and society through the lens of “patrimonialisation” processes.

Sciences and society

As a result of the specialization of the Maison des sciences de l’Homme Paris-Saclay in the interdisciplinary work linking the HSS (including law) and the natural sciences, the present call is extended to include proposals on the relations between sciences and society. Examples include –but are not limited to– themes such as climate change, energy, algorithms, biotechnologies, health, etc.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

Researchers from all countries are eligible.

Applicants who have spent more than a total of 12 months in France during the 3 years prior to the application are not eligible.

This call for applications is open to:

  • Senior university professors or researchers holding a position in a university or research institution or emeritus and having a minimum of 10 years of full time research experience after their PhD (at the time of the application). To be considered a senior, the applicant must have received her/his PhD before October 1st 2008.
  • Junior scholars having the status of postdoctoral researcher or holding a position in a university or research institution, and having a minimum of 2 and maximum of 9 years of research experience after the PhD. To be eligible and considered a junior, the applicant must have received her/his PhD between October 1st 2008 and October 1st2016.

The institute is bilingual. Knowledge of English is required. The applicants are also expected to understand written and spoken French, as scientific and social activities are held in French and English.  

For more information, please follow the link. 

For any question regarding this call, please contact candidature@paris-iea.fr.