MaxPo PhD Fellowship in Economic Sociology – Call for Applications
Doctoral Fellowship in Paris
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris invites applications for one doctoral fellowship in economic sociology. The fellowship recipient will work under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Godechot and is required to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in Sociology at Sciences Po in Paris.
Applicants’ research interests should fall into the area of MaxPo’s research program, and their PhD project proposal should fit Olivier Godechot’s research group at MaxPo. We welcome original and independent proposals.
Research topics could include: Labor markets and inequality; socio-economic segregation; team dynamics and team splits in organizations, firms, and political parties; the sociology of financial markets; the political and social consequences of economic crises.
The MaxPo PhD program runs in close collaboration with the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE, imprs.mpifg.de) in Cologne. Together, we offer the possibility of a double doctorate degree (cotutelle de thèse).
Eligibility: Candidates will hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have received training in the following disciplines: history, sociology, or political science, with additional training in related fields. They should have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods. There is no nationality requirement; however, a firm command of English and a working knowledge of French is required.
Fellowship conditions: 2,188 euros (monthly gross salary); three-year contract starting in January 2019, including a 12-week period of administrative service to MaxPo along with a research stay at the IMPRS-SPCE in Cologne.
Required documents (to be compiled into a single PDF file): CV; transcript of records from each institution attended; cover letter briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and discussing the topics that interest you (2 pages maximum); project title, abstract summarizing your thesis project, and thesis project proposal (5000 words maximum); writing sample (such as an article, thesis, or term paper); if possible, we strongly encourage you to obtain one or more letters of recommendation (a letter from your MA advisor would be especially useful).
Please email the complete file to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2018 (with “MaxPo PhD position Fall 2018” in the subject line). Incomplete files will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview. Final decisions will be made by the end of October 2018.
Please also note that successful candidates will need to apply for admission through the online procedure of the École doctorale de Sciences Po before November 2018. Administrative registration will occur in December 2018 through the École doctorale. Detailed instructions will be sent in November 2018 to the candidate selected for the MaxPo fellowship, for the beginning of the doctoral fellowship to be January 2019.