Call for Applications: PhD Studentship in Political Science


The Graduate School of Societies, Politics and Public Health of the University of Bordeaux offers a PhD Studentship regarding "The Ecosystem Approach and the sustainable management of forests in Aquitaine: A political sociology of science-politics interactions".

The Unit ‘Environment, Actors and Territorial Dynamics’ of the French National Research Institute on Science, Technology, Environment and Agriculture at Bordeaux (Irstea) invites applications for a PhD studentship in political science on the Ecosystem Approach, ecosystem science-politics interactions, and the sustainable management of forests in Aquitaine.

Start Date: 01 October, 2015

End Date: 30 September, 2018

PhD Supervisor: Caitríona Carter, IRSTEA (ETBX), Bordeaux

Other Partners:

Required competencies:

  • Masters in political science or equivalent;
  • Strong working knowledge of French to conduct field work and carry out documentary analysis;
  • Experience and grasp of institutionalist analysis, public policy analysis and/or analysis of environmental policy or sustainable management of natural resources would be appreciated.
  • Please note that there is a possibility of doing a 6 month work placement before the start of the PhD studentship (click here for more information).

Funding : LabEx COTE, University of Bordeaux.

Monthly salary = 1623.22 €

Deadline for applications : 05/01/15. Please send your CV, your letter of intention, and two letters of recommendation to Caitriona Carter, who can also be contacted if you have any further questions pertaining to this thesis contract.