Open position Tenured associate professor Social and Economic Science (SES) Department Telecom ParisTech
Telecom ParisTech (also known as ENST, École nationale supérieure des
telecommunications) is one of the most selective engineering “grandes écoles”
(Elite Universities) in France. Located in Paris, it was founded in 1878, and prides itself to have invented the word “telecommunication”.
Telecom Paristech invites applications for a tenured associate professor in the field of “social data science”, to join its department of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), to begin as early as 2015.
Partner of the IDEX Paris-Saclay, member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), Telecom ParisTech is strongly positioned on innovation and information and communication technologies. Its mission is to train engineers understanding the challenges of innovation both from a technological and a socio-economic point of view. To achieve this, it employs faculty members, whose teaching activity extends into advanced research on topics falling in the fields of economics, social sciences and management.
The candidate will reinforce the SES department’s focus on Web use and digital cultures, at the crossroads of major social and economic dynamics (formation of the publics, online demographics, political consequences of ICTs). The position requires research experience in the field of statistical analysis and online data. Proficiency in French is required.
ABOUT THE CANDIDATE
The candidate holds a PhD in the fields of Sociology, Demography, Geography, Media and Communication Sciences, Management or Economics.
The candidate has developed skills in analysis of use of digital technologies, as well as some of the following competencies: social network analysis, audience quantification, web mining, data visualization, machine learning.
The successful candidate will join the SES Department teaching team and participate to the following courses:
Controversy mapping (related to technological innovation);
Student projects (technology, innovation and design);
Continuing Education (monitoring projects and startup creation, especially within the ESSEC Master)
Teaching Social Sciences at Master level (Master Big Data, Master STS, continuing education).
The candidate is expected set up and contribute to research activities in direct collaboration with members of the SES department and research chairs, in order to co-author with other Telecom ParisTech faculty members a steady stream of publications in reference conferences and journals. The candidate will contribute to ongoing research projects conducted within the SES department by bringing a consistent empirical approach, relying on innovative methods of data collection, storage, processing, automation, and data visualization.
Finally, the candidate will help design and manage interdisciplinary and cross-team research projects within the Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation i3 of the Mines-Telecom Institute (particularly, in the area of research “use, participation, democratization of innovation”).
For more information, see http://www.telecom-paristech.fr/index.php?id=3418.