Assistant Professor on Environmental Inequalities at Sciences Po

July 3, 2024

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Job Description


Starting January 2025

Deadline September 30th, 2024

  • Image Caroline Maufroid, Sciences Po

We’re recruiting a full-time, Assistant Professor (tenure-track). Position beginning on January 1st 2025. The successful candidate will be affiliated to the Center for Research on social Inequalities (CRIS). Candidates should have a PhD.

This assistant professorship position is designed to reinforce and complement our expertise in the study of environmental inequalities. We welcome applications from candidates with a recent PhD in the social or environmental sciences and with an ambitious research agenda in the area of social stratification and inequality, targeting publications in leading disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals. All disciplines are welcome as far as the research has strong connections with the social sciences.

Rising inequality and environmental degradation are two critical challenges of our time. Our knowledge about the interplay between socio-economic inequality, environmental degradation, and environmental policies remains limited. More research is needed to measure these inequalities, understand their micro-, meso- and macro-level mechanisms, and identify policies to address them.

Three research domains are particularly relevant to this position:

  • inequalities in contributions to environmental damage
  • inequalities in the impacts of environmental degradation
  • inequalities in the capacities to impact environmental policies.

This position will contribute to strengthening environmental research and teaching in the context of the Sciences Po TIERED project (Transforming Interdisciplinary Education and Research for Evolving Democracies), organized jointly by the Open Institute for Digital Transformation and the Institute for Environmental Transformations.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the center’s collective activities: seminars, academic events, participation in research networks. The candidate should also engage in responding to national and international calls to fund research projects. The successful candidate will teach in Sciences Po’s undergraduate and graduate programs (in Paris and in other campuses).

Please read the job description and application procedure here (pdf, 120 ko)

Deadline for applications September 30th, 2024. This position is expected to start on January 1st 2025. 

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