Jobs and Careers

Doctoral Fellowships

MaxPo invites applications for a doctoral fellowship in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris. We welcome original and independent proposals on topics situated in economic sociology, political economy, economic or political history. The applicant’s interests should fall within the scope of MaxPo’s research program and the project should lay out the fit.

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) in Cologne. Together, they offer the possibility of a double doctoral degree (cotutelle de thèse). Applicants interested in this possibility should signal it in their application.

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Application deadline: January 21, 2021

Please note: For applicants to the PhD program in either Political Science or Sociology at Sciences Po via the MaxPo doctoral fellowship, you are not required to submit a letter of support from a potential supervisor, nor to be proficient in the French language.


Visiting Fellow Research Stays

MaxPo is welcoming applications from senior academics for research stays of approximately two months at Sciences Po in the heart of Paris.

We encourage researchers with projects in economic and financial sociology, political economy, economic history, and political history to apply.

MaxPo offers office space and a stipend to help cover accommodation expenses in Paris. Applicants must have their own additional funding to cover living expenses. Visiting fellows will present their work in MaxPo’s seminar program.

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Application deadline: April 30, 2021. If you are interested in a visiting scholar stay for the fall of 2021 and would need an earlier reply, please contact Allison Rovny.


Postdoctoral Fellowships

MaxPo does not offer funded postdoctoral positions. However, we are happy to consider supporting young scholars wishing to apply for outside funding if their topics fit well with the MaxPo research agenda. Please contact the directors for further information.


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