Jobs and Careers

Doctoral Fellowships

MaxPo generally aims to recruit two candidates each year for the three-year PhD fellowship. The new call for PhD fellowships will be opened in late 2018 for a recruitment process for the 2019–2020 academic year, with the application deadline being in early spring 2019. For further information please contact the Administrative Director, 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.


Visiting Fellow Research Stays in Paris

Visiting Fellows at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies

Application deadline: April 30, 2018

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) is welcoming applications from senior academics for
2–4-month research stays at Sciences Po in the heart of Paris.

Established in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po Paris, MaxPo is a Franco-German center in the social sciences. Its research focuses on investigating how individuals, organizations, and politics are coping with the increased instability that has developed in Western societies during the last forty years due to liberalization policies and cultural shifts. Research at the Center is led by two co-directors, Jenny Andersson and Olivier Godechot.

MaxPo's research agenda can be found at We encourage researchers with projects in economic and financial sociology, political economy, economic history and political history to apply.

MaxPo offers office space, a round-trip ticket, 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.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and a short description (1 to 2 pages) of your research project, by April 30, 2018 for stays planned for the period September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 to .

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