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General information

Reference : UMR5319-SYLVIG1-009
Workplace : TALENCE
Date of publication : Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 15 January 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2617 € bruts month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


The recruited researcher will contribute to the progress of the MARGINOV project "Créativités et innovations socio-spatiales dans les territoires de marge (region Nouvelle-Aquitaine). États des lieux, expérimentations et propositions" funded by the New Aquitaine Region (2018-2021). He will be asked to participate in the elaboration of a qualitative synthesis of the results obtained and to seek ways of exploiting them in order to provide regional elected representatives and local actors, whether they are partners or not, with the main findings of the project. It will also involve participating in the collective activities of the project team and those of the UMR Passages.

The general objective of the MARGINOV project is to question the different ways of inhabiting the places, planning the territories and managing the environments and landscapes on the fringes of the New Aquitaine Region. The research main hypothesis is based on the observation that these territories are too often viewed in a negative way when they are (or are likely to be) the scene of inventive socio-spatial initiatives and practices. As such, they constitute laboratories of alternative ways of living, managing and living together in spaces, environments and landscapes. They are also privileged places to observe and criticize the center (reversal of heuristic perspective). On these bases, it is possible to provide content to the necessary territorial transition (social, ecological, agricultural, energetical, etc.) and to renew practices, through cooperative and inter-professional approaches, in terms of local land use planning and development, environmental management or the preservation of built, natural and landscape heritage.


The recruited researcher will be more particularly responsible for carrying out an evaluation of the socio-spatial actions considered innovative, conducted and/or tested in the territories-laboratories studied, and for participating in the development of one or more tools designed for the exploitation of results such as "feedbacks" based on experience. The objective is also to stimulate reflection on the policies currently being implemented and to provide a basis for mediation actions with inhabitants and populations.

The planned steps are based on alternative periods of theoretical development and practical implementation, as follows:
- state of the art comparative approaches characterized by forms of collaboration in the research process itself: participatory, collaborative projects, co-construction between partners and involvement in research-action;
- development of a qualitative database gathering the actions of socio-spatial innovations identified and/or tested within the framework of the MARGINOV project's laboratory territories;
- qualitative interviews with territorial actors, whether they are partners in the project or not, to consider their expectations in terms of valorization and transfer;
- processing of the data collected and implementation of an approach aimed at making them available to elected officials and local actors in connection with the evolving Internet platform dedicated to the project;
- organization of workshops in the field to carry out tests to assess the validity of the methodological guidelines adopted;
- production of a synthesis report and a scientific article as first author in an international peer-reviewed journal;
- regular reports and milestones in team meetings, contribution to the organization of the final seminar of the MARGINOV project (spring 2021).


Candidate holding a doctorate obtained within the last 2 years in the field of spatial and territorial sciences (geography, planning, landscape design, urban planning, architecture). Openness towards the fields of political science or political sociology is a plus. Specialization in at least one of the following fields is required: landscape mediation, territorial projects, participatory approaches, environmental controversies, creation and animation of collaborative tools, local government and governance. There is also a strong interest in research-action (i.e. research-project) and/or partnership research, as well as capacities for multidisciplinary teamwork and for dialogue with local elected officials and socio-economic actors. Good writing skills in French, as well as a satisfactory command of English, are required.

Work Context

The post-doctoral researcher will be recruited by Passages, a Joint Research Center (UMR 5319) from the CNRS, the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne, the University of Bordeaux, the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour and the Bordeaux National School of Architecture and Landscape. Passages has 3 different locations: Bordeaux-campus, Ensap-Bordeaux and Pau-university. Its members come from different disciplinary fields: geography and territorial planning, sociology and anthropology, environment and landscape, urban planning and architecture. Their cohesion is built around the central place they give to space and territories in the questions they ask and in the objects they study. This cohesion is also built on a common research practice involving local actors, wherever the research is conducted (in the South-West, in France or abroad (Africa, Americas, South Asia and Japan, Europe) and whether these actors are institutionally recognised or not.

The workplace is located at the ensapBx site of the UMR Passages in Talence. It is subject to both internal regulations of the UMR 5319 Passages and of the Bordeaux National School of Architecture and Landscape.

Additional Information

Applications must be submitted in French language at the latest on December 1, 2019. The auditions will take place in early December at the ensapBx site of the UMR Passages in Talence.
- complete resume
- cover letter (related to the present profile and arguing the proposed contribution to the MARGINOV project)

For more details on the offer, candidates can contact Bernard Davasse, coordinator of the MARGINOV project, (+33 (0)6 03 61 17 46,

Only applications sent via the CNRS employment portal can be considered.

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