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Job posted by Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (19/12/2013 18.00)

European Research Council funded job vacancy PhD research scholar position in “Analysis of (academic) discourse in the SSH”

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ERC DISCONEX research group
"The Discursive Construction of Academic Excellence.
Classifying Academic Researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities",
led by Johannes Angermuller


The DISCONEX research group "The Discursive Construction of Academic Excellence. Classifying Academic Researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities", funded by the European Research Council and led by Professor Johannes Angermuller, is looking for candidates for a funded PhD position at the crossroads of language and society. Against a background in discourse analysis, DISCONEX studies the cultures, practices and knowledges of academic researchers in the social sciences and humanities. The group places a particular emphasis on the social uses of academic publications (for more details; another studentship will be available at the University of Warwick). The PhD projects will be in the domain of the Social Sciences and Humanities Studies and should focus on discursive practices in scientific communities of the social sciences and humanities. The group will offer a vibrant intellectual atmosphere in an international setting.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Language sciences - Other

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Length : 1st of October 2014 to 30th of Septembre 2017
The scholarship will pay a monthly stipend over three years, beginning at 1684€.
Research centre: Centre d’Etude des Mouvements Sociaux (CEMS / IMM), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, 190-198 avenue de France, Paris)

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Conditions of application
• Candidates should have a minimum first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent such as Master’s or M2), obtained by September 2014 e.g. in discourse analysis, pragmatics, linguistics or in adjacent domains such as qualitative social research, media and communication, or Science and Technology Studies.
• PhD project which connects with the DISCONEX project. A short presentation of DISCONEX can be found on the web site of the project (
• Candidates should be familiar with at least one of the following academic systems: U.S., France, Germany, UK.
• Enrolment in EHESS’s doctoral programme under the supervision of Johannes Angermuller. The enrolment as PhD student at EHESS will have to be renewed until the end of the contract.
Required competencies
• Strong research orientation, international experience and interest in collaborative research.
• Contribution to project-related tasks such as data collection (interviews, documents, participant observation etc.) and analysis (written and oral discourse), workshops, conferences, publication of results.
• Participation in the activities of the DiscourseNet network (
• Good command of English and French, possibly in German, too.

Required documents (French or English)
• Motivation letter laying out the reasons for applying to the DISCONEX group and the possible contribution
• A research project (ca. 5 pages) with preliminary or developed ideas about the state of the research, research question, research object and method. The quality of the proposal will be a crucial factor in the selection of the applications.
• Curriculum vitae
• Two references may be requested from academic teachers.
• Copies of diplomas since bac / highschool.
• The application documents are sent in a single pdf file by email to Ronny Scholz. (

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Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales

Institut Marcel Maus
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190 avenue de France
75013 - paris
email johannes.angermuller@ehess.fremail