Sciences Po is recruiting an assistant professor (tenure track) in sociology with a focus on Instruments and Organizational Dynamics



An organizational perspective is key to understanding current transformations in the state, capitalism, the production and diffusion of norms and knowledge, forms of collective action, the government of complex systems, or the governance of instabilities and conflicts. It allows us to apprehend dynamics both at the organizational level and in the complex networks that organizations constitute. A focus on instruments is useful in that context – instruments that public, private and non-governmental organizations use. These may be management, financial or digital instruments. An exploration of phases of design, diffusion and adoption, along with the impact of those instruments, must rest on a critical and empirically robust approach. By recruiting an assistant professor in sociology, the CSO intends to strengthen its research on the role of instruments in organizational dynamics, networks of organizations and organizing processes, at the crossroads between economic sociology, the sociology of instruments and the sociology of organizations.


Candidates must have defended their PhD. They should submit their application in electronic form to Olivier Borraz (, president of the recruitment committee and director of CSO, before January 31, 2017 with:

– a cover letter, which includes future research projects;
– CV and a list of publications;
– 3 publications;
– a synopsis, and if possible evaluations, of courses given.

Evaluation of applications: February-March 2017
Job talks and auditions: April 2017
Final decision: May 2017
Job starts September 1 2017