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Teaching at Sciences Po

Teaching Fellowships at Sciences Po

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, or Sciences Po, welcomes applications from post-doctoral and doctoral students close to their thesis submission for teaching positions on one of its three Anglophone undergraduate campuses in France:

Each campus focuses on a world region and offers a three-year bachelor of arts degree in:

Courses are taught in English. The successful applicant’s area of expertise will be relevant to the disciplines taught at Sciences Po and to the campus’ world regional focus.

Reims hosts two different programs, one focusing on North America and Europe, the other on Africa and Europe.

Menton’s program concentrates on the Middle-East and Europe, and Le Havre is dedicated to Asia and Europe.

Program details

Teaching fellows are paid a salary of 1600 Euros per month from August 22, 2017 to May 22, 2018, with full health benefits through the French national system and access to resources and facilities on all Sciences Po campuses.

Priority is given to applicants able to commit to one full academic year, but applications for one semester will be considered.

Each semester term runs for 12 weeks: the fall term begins in September and ends in December. The spring term begins in late January and ends in early May.

In addition to pursuing your own research, you will be asked to teach three courses per semester designed in consultation with the program director and broken down into tutorial seminars and electives.


Successful applicants will have completed their PhD - or will submit their doctoral thesis imminently - in one of Sciences Po’s core fields (history, political science, economics, sociology or law). Their research and teaching interests should be relevant to the regional focus of the chosen campus. Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred and English proficiency is mandatory. The ability to speak French or other non-English languages for purposes of student advising, research and teaching will be considered a plus.


For information on how to apply, read the most recent call for applications 2017-2018.