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February 5th, 2018

Assistant professorship in Digital History at Sciences Po, Paris

The position described below is open to specialists of modern digital history generally, but also to candidates from the field of historical network research.

The deadline is 28 February.


Status: tenure-track FNSP Assistant Professor (private sector)

Discipline: History

Profile: The position is open to applicants fully trained in history who are capable of developing a research and teaching program in digital history. It involves both a familiarity with the methods, tools, and data at the basis of computerized operations and an ability to use them in order to develop historical research, understood in the classical and fundamental meaning of the term, covering the 19th -20th centuries.


Candidates must demonstrate their command of techniques used in the digital humanities. They will be evaluated on the quality of their own research projects and the latter’s alignment with the CHSP’s thematic areas of focus.

Consideration will also be given to their ability to work collectively in their training of masters and Ph.D. students who may rely on these methods, and to their participation in team research projects developed within the CHSP. The selected candidate will specifically be tasked with coordinating the CHSP’s Corpus, archives, campus research cluster.

In addition to courses in methodology, the selected candidate will teach ones in his/her field of historical research. Courses will be taught at the three levels of education offered at Sciences Po in Paris, and at the undergraduate level at the regional campuses. The recruited Assistant Professor (AP) will be able to partner with any of the other schools interested in introducing a historical perspective to the understanding of their subjects, and in benefiting from the added value of the historian’s savoir-faire in source criticism with regard to  the  digital  humanities  and  big  data.  The  AP  will also  be  expected  to  teach  courses  at  the  School  of Management and Innovation (EMI) and to lead a history masters-level seminar.

Annual teaching duties are 128 master class-equivalent (CM) hours that can be divided into three 24-hour master classes and 56 CM hours of complementary pedagogical services. During their first three tenure-track years, Assistant Professors’ annual duty is reduced to 88 CM hours.


Candidates must hold a PhD. Applications must be electronically submitted by 28 February 2018, 8 PM (Paris time)  to  Paul-André  Rosental,  president  of  the  selection committee  and  deputy  director  for  research  at  the CHSP, as well as to Isabelle de Vienne, executive secretary of the CHSP, using the following email addresses:



The application must include the following documents:
•  A cover letter
•  A CV
•  Three prominent publications (articles or book chapters).

Recruitment / February 2018
The selection committee will examine all the applications and preselect candidates who will be invited to present their research to the academic community at a Sciences Po seminar (a day in May-June 2018). A hiring decision will be made by July 2018 at the latest, for an expected start date beginning in September 2018, and at the latest on February 1st, 2019.

As part of its gender equality policy, Sciences Po encourages female candidacies.

The Center for History at Sciences Po

President of the selection committee
Paul-André Rosental
Deputy director for research at the CHSP

Administrative contacts
Isabelle de Vienne, Executive secretary
Francine Sicé, Executive Assistant

Sciences Po is an institution of higher education and research in the humanities and social sciences. Its permanent research community – 210 professors and researchers – is built around 12 established and internationally recognized entities (including 5 units jointly run with the CNRS and 4 host teams), and is divided into 5 academic departments.