Visiting professorship at Science-Po, January -June 2009: application deadline 31 March 2008.

Applications are invited from academics currently employed in a British university or research institute for the annual Vincent Wright Chair for a period of six months from January-June 2009.

During his lifetime, Vincent Wright played a very considerable part in orienting comparative research in Europe. The aim of this Chair is to develop comparative research within a European framework, reflecting the innovative spirit, sense of humour and intellectual curiosity which characterised the man.

The Chair aims to reinforce and consolidate Franco-British academic co-operation in one of the five following areas:

v Economics

v Contemporary History

v Political Science

v Sociology

v Law

The successful candidate will be invited to lecture at both undergraduate and graduate level for approx. 4 hours per week over a 14 week semester. The approach will most likely be comparative and lectures may be given in either English or French.

The successful candidate will also be closely associated with academic activity at Sciences Po and its Research Centres. See Sciences Po`s website - for further details on Centres and research interests.


Applicants are required to have completed their doctorate, to have teaching experience in the university sector and to have published significantly.

Please send your CV, together with a summary of your academic area of expertise, a list of your publications and course proposals to the attention of Richard DESCOINGS, President of Sciences Po, at the following address:

Sciences Po Paris

27 Rue St Guillaume

75337 PARIS Cedex 07


Applications, which may be written in either English or French, should also be sent electronically to the following address:

Contacts for further information:

Patrick Le Gales,, academic co-ordinator

Cécile Blondel,, International Affairs Manager

Salary scale: 3,I00 - 3,900 euros per month (net)

Closing Date: March 31st 2008