Inequality in the 21st Century

Inequality in the 21st Century

The London School of Economics & Political Science
London - UK
July 2-4, 2015

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Appel à candidatures pour deux thèses en socio-économie de l’innovation

à réaliser au Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation de Mines ParisTech, équipe de l’Institut Interdisciplinaire de l’Innovation (I3) - UMR CNRS 9217

Le Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation (CSI) de l’École des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech) lance un appel à candidatures pour deux thèses en socio-économie de l’innovation à réaliser au CSI. Les candidats retenus seront inscrits en première année de thèse dans le cadre de l’école doctorale EOS (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre/Mines ParisTech), sous la direction d’un enseignant-chercheur du CSI.

Les dossiers de candidature sont à adresser au plus tard le 10 mai 2015.

Further details here:


Recrutement - post-doc

FUTUREPOL - A Political History of the Future: Knowledge Production and Future Governance 1945-2010 -, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Starting Investigator Grant awarded to Sciences Po researcher Jenny Andersson, seeks to recruit a postdoctoral researcher.

FUTUREPOL traces attempts to govern the future from the immediate post war period until the present, and is an interdisciplinary project between history, political science and science studies.

FUTUREPOL is in its final stage and is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher on a one year contract, in transnational history, political science, sociology or science and technology studies (STS).

Job profile

The researcher will work in the Centre d’études européennes (CEE) at Sciences Po, part take in project activities including seminars, workshops and conferences as well as develop individual research in the area of interest for Futurepol: for instance, the history of prediction and foresight, global scenario making, anticipatory practices and futures.


To develop individual postdoctoral research, aiming, of at least one high level research article by the end of the contract.

Qualifications/Skills required

  • PhD finished and defended by September 1st 2015
  • Ability to write academic English
  • High level of scientific independence and originality including an interest in Futurepol research
  • Special competence in one or several of the following, the history of science or STS-studies, political science or sociology, international relations or transnational history, political history


  • Full time fixed-term contract for 12 months (starting on September 1st, 2015)
  • Possibility to teach at Sciences Po

Recruitment procedure

A complete CV including a full list of publications, a research plan, and a letter specifying the interest of the candidate in the project should be sent before May 15, 2015. The decision will be made no later than June 15th, 2015.

Applications should be sent to

To know more about the project:

Opportunity of Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science at the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM / Cepid) - April, 2nd/2015

The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) is a Research, Innovation and Diffusion (RIDC) with support from FAPESP. It is an institution for advanced research in social science that investigates social inequalities and the formulation of public policies. It consists of a multidisciplinary group, which includes demographic researchers, political scientists, sociologists, geographers and anthropologists, whose research agenda is focused on citizens’ access to well-being. The CEM researchers work in several fields of knowledge and apply distinct methodologies in their investigations.

Postdoctoral Fellows (PD) shall conduct theoretical and/or empirical research, in addition to other regular activities, such as participation in seminars, paper writing and the dissemination of research results. The postdoctoral fellowships are expected to develop projects in one of the following themes: 

1. To understand the independent effect of State policies on social conditions and inequality reduction. 

2. To understand the role of political institutions on the decision-making of redistributive policies, particularly voting behavior and law-making process.

3. To map alternative forms of governance in urban areas and their connections to the State in order to understand "who governs what”?


The opportunity is open to Brazilian and foreign candidates. It is desirable to have a PhD in Social Sciences or related fields with a strong history of publishing and good performance in spoken and written English.

The selected candidate will receive a monthly fellowship in the amount of R$ 6,143.40 and a grant, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

The fellowship also include a setup support for researchers who need to move to the city of São Paulo, Brazil, the institution´s headquarter. More information about the fellowship can be found in the following link:

A maximum of three (3) Post-doctoral fellowships will be selected.


1. Full CV Lattes ( or Curriculum Vitae, if foreign;

2. MyResearcherID e/ou MyCitation (Google Scholar);

3. List of publications;

4. Research project, which should not display the identification of the candidate at any point, since the project evaluation will be blind.


The selection of candidates will be conducted in two stages. In the first, the curriculum, publications, and the academic trajectory of the candidate will be examined as well as the scientific quality of the proposal along with its adherence to the research lines of the CEM. The second phase will be an interview with the selection committee, when the academic merits of the proposals and candidate performance will be considered.

Candidates selected for the second phase will be contacted via email by June, 16th.

Interviews will be conducted in person or via skype on the 24th June, 2015.


Candidates should submit their documentation by mail to (subject: "SCHOLARSHIP – PD CEPID-CEM").

The application deadline is the 15th May, 2015.

For questions and additional information, please contact via e-mail:, with subject “Doubt”.


The candidates selected will be posted on the CEM website by the 26th June, 2015.

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