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Reference : UMR7533-BEAMOE0-001
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : entre 2130 et 2700 €
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
Post-doctoral researchers will provide regular research work on one or more of the above themes. They will carry out field missions and surveys in the different studied countries. They will work under the supervision of the scientific coordinator of the program and in close contact with the core-researchers team. They will regularly provide a progress report on their work. They undertake to work exclusively for the research project, to participate in collective activities (including in their organization), and to publish articles in the framework of the program.
Scientific research within the framework of the research program TARICA (Political and socio-institutional change in North Africa. Competition of models and diversity of national trajectories): publication of articles in scientific journals; participation and organization of collective activities, including meetings and seminars, conferences, workshops and collective publications.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in one of the social science disciplines (sociology, political science, economics, geography, etc.) is required. Candidates should preferably have already worked on one of the themes of the program. A good knowledge of the North African geographical area and at least a first field experience in one of the studied countries is required. Excellent writing skills in French are mandatory. Knowledge of English is required and Arabic highly desired. Excellent command of the Office package and very good knowledge of data processing and analysis software (Excel, SPSS, etc.).
The TARICA program (Political and socio-institutional change in North Africa. Competition of models and diversity of national trajectories) is a four-year research project, funded by an Advanced grant from the European Research Council (ERC), which has started in January 1st, 2017. It aims at analyzing ongoing dynamics of change in North Africa, both as part of the process of dissemination, confrontation and hybridization of various political and societal models, and as resulting from their appropriation and reinterpretation by social actors. Our objective is to grasp how various actors position themselves in the space opened up by the collapse or the contestation of authoritarian regimes and to analyze their strategies in connection with the reference models and normative repertoires, which guide their actions. The purpose is also to identify the factors and processes that make it possible (or prevent) the setting up of institutional arrangements able to manage social diversity, pluralism and conflicts, so as to avoid authoritarian restoration or civil war. Through this actor-centered approach, we seek to highlight the complex processes, which contribute to the diversity of the trajectories followed by five Northern African countries, directly or indirectly impacted by the “Arab revolts”, i.e. Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Libya, each of these countries, representing a case study or even a model per se. Drawing on a multidisciplinary and comparative approach, which also combines various levels of analysis, we will explore these processes through three complementary thematic entries: (i) the reconfiguration of the political space and the changing forms of political regulation, (ii) transitional justice and models of reconciliation, (iii) models of development and of social justice.
Within these 3 thematic entries, the most specific themes are:
- Reconfiguration of the political sets, electoral processes, State reconfiguration
- Transitional justice, historical narratives and memorial construction
- Diversity of development models and socio-spatial inequalities
- Public action, civil society and governance
- Protests, mobilizations and economic and social innovations
The TARICA program, whose beneficiary is the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), is jointly hosted by the Institute for Research on Contemporary Maghreb (IRMC - CNRS USR 3077) in Tunis and the UMR LADYSS (Laboratory of Social dynamics and spatial reconstruction) in Paris.
Constraints and risks
The application file takes the form of a single .pdf file called "NAME Firstname.pdf" (the name and surname of the candidate), and includes in this order:
1. A research proposal related to the ERC TARICA issues specifying the objectives, the theoretical and methodological approach and the study areas (5 to 7 pages maximum)
2. A motivation letter outlining the fit of the candidate's profile with the position and detailing the field experiences;
2. a curriculum vitae specifying the list of publications;
3. a copy of the PhD defense diploma;
4. two letters of recommendation from scientific personalities.
Applications should be sentbefore January 4th at midnight Paris time. After the first selection phase, successful candidates will be auditioned during the month of January 2019 for a recruitment scheduled on March 1st, 2019.
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