Offre d'emploi n° 6780367

PhD student in political philosohy

Type de contrat : CDI
Localisation : Paris -
Entreprise : Euraxess
Fonction : Commercial - Vente

Publiée le 29 / 06 / 2020
Expérience souhaitée : 1 à 2 ans
Niveau d'études souhaité : Bac / Bac Pro

Description du poste

Most of the research and writing work will take place in Paris (Sorbonne University, 1 rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris). The candidate will be able to benefit from a mission to the University of Chicago during their second or third thesis year.

He will be hosted by the “Sciences, Norms, Democracy” UMR (n ° 8011), which includes two branches: philosophy of science and knowledge, political philosophy and ethics. His research work will be part of the "Political Philosophy and Ethics" axis, within which he will be required to organize an international conference on his research subject.

SND gives great importance to doctoral training. Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals for papers at conferences in France and abroad, as well as to organize scientific activities themselves. They benefit from and participate actively in seminars and conferences organized within the unit. The research unit and the Doctoral School "Concepts and Language" finance the travel of doctoral students and encourage them to actively contribute to national and international research. Thus, doctoral students participate in numerous conferences. They also benefit from the seminar organized by the Philodoctes association of doctoral students in philosophy at Sorbonne University.


The PhD Contract finances a 3-year doctorate. During these three years, the PhD student will have as main mission to write his thesis of political philosophy devoted to "Montesquieu et les Federalist Papers/Montesquieu and the Federalist Papers". She or he will have to attend research seminars in his field (political philosophy, Enlightenment philosophy) in the two host institutions (UFR de Philosophie de Sorbonne Université, UMR "SND" and ED "Concepts et Langages" de Sorbonne Université, Department of History and University of Chicago Political Science).

The job will start between September 1 and December 31, 2020.


The candidate will write his doctorate in joint supervision between Sorbonne University (UMR "SND", 8011, Doctoral School "Languages ​​and Concepts") and The University of Chicago.

He will carry out his research under the joint supervision of Céline Spector (Sorbonne University) and Paul Cheney, as well as under the supervision of other members of its thesis committee, Jennifer Pitts and Robert Morrissey (University of Chicago).


The candidate must hold a Research Master in Philosophy. He must have acquired significant knowledge in political philosophy, in particular with regard to the authors under scrutiny (Montesquieu, Madison, Hamilton). He will also have to demonstrate a good command of the English language and the historical context.

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