Assistant/Associate Professor in International Political Economy (IPE)

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    Université catholique de lille
    EconomicsInternational economics
    EconomicsPolitical economy
    Political sciences
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    15/03/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    France › Lille


The European School of Political and Social Science (ESPOL) at Lille Catholic University invites applications for a full-time permanent position as a Maître de conférences (equivalent to assistant/associate professor with tenure) in International Political Economy. The new faculty member will contribute to research at ESPOL and have the opportunity to pursue her or his own research. The selected candidate will teach in the B.A. and M.A. programmes in political science at ESPOL, as well as participate in other activities. This candidate will play an important co-leadership role in the creation of a “Philosophy, Global Ethics and Political Economy” MA programme.

The candidate must have a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline and a proven ability to undertake high quality research and publish in international peer-reviewed journals. The candidate should have prior teaching experience and will be expected to teach general courses in international political economy, as well as other courses in related fields, depending on departmental needs and personal qualifications/interest. These may include general courses at both B.A. and M.A. level on “International Political Economy”, “European/Global Economic Governance”, “Financialization and Global Economy” or “Macroeconomics” for example.
The main language of instruction is English, but proficiency in French is an important asset. For candidates without a sufficient knowledge of French, proficiency is expected within 2 years after the appointment.
The appointment starts on 1st September 2020 on a full-time basis.

ESPOL is a young, diverse, and rapidly growing political science school dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. Bringing together an international faculty and investing in bilingual English-French study programmes, ESPOL is committed to an innovative, international, and multi-disciplinary path of development in education and research since 2012. It is an autonomous department at Lille Catholic University, France’s largest private university with over 30 000 students, which includes five Faculties (Law, Literature and Human Sciences, Medicine, Management, Economics and Sciences, and Theology), twenty Schools and Institutes including six engineering schools, three business and management schools, medical and paramedical schools, social sciences, tertiary sector executives, a Hospital, and in all, nearly fifty research teams. Collaborative research at ESPOL-LAB revolves around three broad thematic axes, ‘the quality of democracy’, ‘the politics of anthropocene’, and ‘reconfigurations of the international’, providing platforms for faculty members to participate in common events and projects, alongside their own research, which ESPOL also supports through travel grants. More info on research at ESPOL can be found on https://espol-lille.eu/en/recherche/
The position includes the teaching of 4 to 5 (18- or 24-hour) courses per year, oral exams conducted in the 1st year of the B.A.s, administrative tasks, and B.A. and M.A. thesis supervision.

Remuneration depends on experience and qualification. The employment package includes public and additional private health insurance, a pension scheme, and annual leave entitlement of minimum six weeks (in addition to official holidays). The post also comes with an additional year-end bonus (thirteenth salary), a yearly performance-based research bonus, transport allowance, luncheon vouchers (tickets restaurant), as well as a yearly conference/travel and book allowance. This post does not include a relocation package.

Applications must include:
- a letter of motivation in English, including a statement concerning existing and planned research projects;
- a CV including a list of publications;
- three writing samples of published articles or book chapters;
- the contact details of three referees who can be contacted for letters of reference.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Alexis Massart, Director of ESPOL, and sent by email to the following two addresses: espol.recrutements@univ-catholille.fr and carine.ledoux@univ-catholille.fr. (attachments size should not exceed 8Mb, in the event it exceeds, please use file-sharing service such as Framadrop, WeTransfer, etc.). Please do not send us additional documents beyond those listed above.

The deadline for applications is 15th march 2020. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. Interviews with short-listed candidates will take place in the end of April. Please note that ESPOL is unable to reimburse interview travel expenses; hotel accommodation before or after the interview will be provided upon request. Candidates who have not been notified by mid-April should assume that their application has not been successful. For further questions and inquiries about the position, please contact espol.recrutements@univ-catholille.fr.

ESPOL encourages diversity in its recruitment. We particularly welcome female applicants and applicants from ethnic and cultural minorities.

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