Call for applicants for a one semester professorship: Vincent Wright Chair

Key dates

Apply by Sunday 15 February 2015.

Semester will take place for a period of 5 months from January to June 2016.


Applications are invited from academics currently employed in a British university or research institute for the annual Vincent Wright Chair for a period of five months from January to June 2016.

During his lifetime, Vincent Wright played a very considerable part in orienting comparative research in Europe. The aim of this Chair is to develop comparative research within a European framework, reflecting the innovative spirit, sense of humour and intellectual curiosity which characterised the man.

The Chair aims to reinforce and consolidate Franco-British academic co-operation in one of the five following areas:

  • Economics
  • Contemporary History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Law

The successful candidate will be invited to lecture at both undergraduate and graduate level for approx. 4 hours per week over a 12 week semester. The approach will most likely be comparative and lectures may be given in either English or French.

The successful candidate will also be closely associated with academic activity at Sciences Po and its Research Centres. See Sciences Po’s website - www.sciences-po.fr for further details on Centres and research interests.

Salary scale: 3,300 – 4,100 euros per month (net)


Applicants are required to have completed their doctorate, to have teaching experience in the university sector and a strong record in terms of research and publication.

How to apply

Please send your CV, together with a summary of your academic area of expertise, a list of your publications and course proposals to the attention of Francis VERILLAUD, Vice President, Director of International Affairs at Sciences Po, at the following address:

Sciences Po Paris

27 Rue St Guillaume

75337 PARIS Cedex 07 France

Applications, which may be written in either English or French, should also be sent electronically to the following address: aurelien.krejbich@sciencespo.fr


For further information please contact:

Patrick Le Galès, Academic Co-ordinator - patrick.legales@sciencespo.fr

Aurélien Krejbich, International Affairs Manager - aurelien.krejbich@sciencespo.fr