Deadline: 15 March 2017
Open to: candidates who hold a Master’s degree in history, sociology, or political science, with additional training in related fields such as economics, management, philosophy or antropology
Fellowship: EUR 2,188 / month (gross salary, about 1,600 EUR net); three-year contract starting in October 2017
The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies invites applications for doctoral fellowships. PhD fellowship recipients will work under the supervision of Prof. Jenny Andersson or Prof. Olivier Godechot and are required to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris.
Applicants’ research interests should fall into the area of MaxPo’s research program, “Coping with instability in market societies” and their PhD project proposal should fit into one of the two research groups at MaxPo. Research topics should be located in economic sociology, political economy, economic or political history and can include:
- The intellectual, political and economic history of neoliberalism, elite and mass politics, marketisation of social life, concepts of democracy, politics and progress since 1970s, consequences of neoliberalism;
- Sociology of financial markets, labor markets and inequality, team dynamics in organizations and labor markets, the political and social consequences of economic crises.
- The candidate who 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 such as economics, management, philosophy or antropology;
- The applicant should have experience with qualitative and quantitative methods;
- There is no nationality requirement; however, a firm command of English and working knowledge of French or German is required.
EUR 2,188 / month (gross salary, about 1,600 EUR net); three-year contract starting in October 2017; 12-week period of administrative service to MaxPo, preferably in the first year of the fellowship (to be negotiated with the PhD advisor); a one-semester research stay at the MPIfG in Cologne, preferably during the third year. The MaxPo PhD program runs in close collaboration with the program at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, and we offer the possibility of a co-tutelle.
How to apply?
Required documents (to be compiled into a single PDF file):
- A CV;
- A transcript of records from each institution attended;
- A cover letter briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and discussing the topics that interest you (2 pages maximum);
- A thesis project (5,000 words maximum);
- A project title;
- An abstract summarizing your thesis project;
- A writing sample (such as an article, thesis, or term paper);
- If possible, to obtain one or more letters of recommendation (a letter from your MA advisor would be especially useful).
For more information please visit the official web page.