The Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) is launching a call for candidates for a “gender” chair in one of USPC’s eight constituent institutions: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris Diderot, Université Paris 13, École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP), Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP) and Sciences Po.

Candidates are expected to have an international reputation in their field of study with a specialization in gender studies or the management of equality issues within their discipline. The opening is for a three-month stay from October through December 2015 with the expectation that the chair holder would offer a series of masters (two) and doctoral (one) level seminars within several of the participating institutions, in addition to participating in existing seminars. One of the goals in the founding of this chair is to reinforce the existence of a network of gender specialists within USPC and to encourage scholarship in gender in a broad range of disciplines, including the hard sciences. To this end, scientists with expertise in the area of promoting equality in their field are encouraged to apply.

The chair provides financial support for travel to and from the home institution, accommodation, as well as daily expenses according to the personal situation of the candidate. The host institution offers support through the provision of an office and working facilities.

Candidates should send a statement explaining their interest in applying for the chair (2-3 pages), as well as a curriculum vitae. Candidates with existing professional ties within USPC should note how a three-month stay would contribute to the development of collaborative research projects in the field of gender studies or the promotion of gender equality. English and French are the privileged languages of communication within seminars and conferences, but scholars with other linguistic capacities will be considered.

Applications are due April 3, 2015. The successful candidate will be informed by April 20th in order to organize their stay. The statement of interest and CV should be sent to the following address:

Questions concerning the chair should be addressed to Anne Kupiec:

For more information about USPC see website.

Upload call for candidates (1 p.): USPC Call for candidates- gender chair-2015