Job offer – Ass. Professor 2022 – ENSAE

ENSAE Paris and CREST are currently inviting applications for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor in Sociology

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

ENSAE Paris is one of the leading French Grande Écoles, specializing in Economics, Data Science, Quantitative Social Sciences, among other areas.

CREST is the associated interdisciplinary center for research on quantitative methods applied to the social sciences. Both institutions are part of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, a new cluster of graduate schools, located on the campus of Ecole Polytechnique in
the south of Paris.

Sociologists at ENSAE Paris-CREST use empirical data and quantitative and mixed methods to study a wide range of questions. We have strong expertise in methodology and a rich practice with national and international datasets and new types of data. Our current work addresses questions of social mobility and inequality; demography, gender and the family; lifestyles and cultural practices; economic sociology; migration and immigration; health inequalities; social science genomics; political elites; computational social sciences.

The research group has a proactive visiting scholar policy and a research seminar with regular participation from international scholars. We teach courses in the ENSAE curriculum and in the Master’s program in Quantitative Sociology and Demography.

We have a dynamic group of doctoral students who participate actively in the daily life and research activities of the CREST sociology team.

Description of position
Date of appointment: September 2022.

Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline (at the time of appointment);
Solid general knowledge in sociology;
Proficiency in quantitative methods;
Strong publication record or potential;
Proficiency in English;
Proficiency in French is a plus;
Participation in international academic networks.

The position has no citizenship requirement. At the Assistant Professor level, this tenure-track position is for a six-year period (with mid-term evaluation) and with a possibility for tenure (Associate Professor). Assistant Professors are expected to teach at least one course at the undergraduate level and one course at the Master’s level. We strongly encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

Applicants should submit ( the following documents (in English, PDF format):
Curriculum vitae;
Research statement of experience and interests (3 pages);
Teaching statement of experience and interests (1 page);
Names and corresponding information of three individuals willing to provide letters of reference.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview at ENSAE Paris-CREST.

For further information, contact the head of the search committee, Ivaylo D. Petev (