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Sciences Po recruits a Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental History

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The Center for History at Sciences Po Paris recruits a postdoctoral researcher in environmental history for a 12-month period starting in June 2016. Within the framework of the project “The Coasts of Mediterranean Europe", directed by Giacomo Parrinello and funded by the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité through a Junior Excellence IDEX Chair (2016-2019). The project aims to investigate environmental change and disasters in Mediterranean Europe's coastline over the 19th and 20th centuries.

This researcher will collaborate on the development of the project and the coordination of an international research team; conduct supervised archival and library research within the framework of the project’s objectives ; design and implement a database of bibliographic and archival references and a historical GIS database; contribute to the scientific and administrative organization of an international workshop; contribute with her/his original research to the international publications of the research team (peer-reviewed articles and/or book chapters). The candidate’s original scientific production within the framework of the project will be encouraged and valorized.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by May 2016 in environmental history, historical geography or closely related (historically oriented) disciplines. She or he will have published or forthcoming papers in peer-reviewed international journals and a solid experience of archival and library research. Mastery of English and French, written and spoken, is indispensable, as well as familiarity with bibliographic reference management software and GIS software. Good command of Italian, Catalan, and/or Castilian will be a plus. The successful candidate’s production and projects will show a strong interest towards the environmental history and historical geography of 19th and 20th century Mediterranean France and/or Western Mediterranean Europe.

The position comes with a gross salary of 2200 /month for 12-month period that will imperatively start by the end of June 2016. The chosen candidate will be integrated into the Centre for History at Sciences Po. The interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents no later than May 15, 2016 via email as PDF attachments to Dr. Giacomo Parrinello (giacomo.parrinello [at]
• Cover letter illustrating the candidate’s profile, experiences, and research interests that make her/him suitable for this position (2 pages max)
• Detailed CV
• Abstract of the doctoral dissertation (2 pages max)
• 2 confidential recommendation letters from the doctoral advisor and other persons qualified to evaluate the candidate's suitability for the job.

Please address all queries to Dr.