CNRS Post Doctoral Opportunity in France : Deadline 1st January 2011

France’s National Centre for Scientific Research is offering tenured Research Fellowships in the Humanities.


The IRCL (Institute for Research in the Renaissance, the neo-Classical age and the Enlightenment), a joint research centre of the CNRS and the university of Montpellier III, welcomes applications in the field of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies, ideally within the compass of, or able to interact with, the centre’s areas of interest in those fields.

Research Fellows recruited by the CNRS and attached to the IRCL would be expected to live in or near Montpellier and actively participate in the life of the centre.

Anyone interested in considering applying or wishing for further information or guidance should contact the director of the IRCL, Professor Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, at: A recommendation is welcomed.

Applications should reach the CNRS between December 1, 2010 and January 1, 2011.  The monthly salary starts at £2,100 net. Research Fellows are attached to a research centre of the CNRS in the relevant field.

There is no age limit but recruitments suggest that the CNRS favours young applicants in their late twenties and certainly under 40.

A good knowledge of written and spoken French is imperative, since the two-tiered procedure is entirely in French, as follows:

1/ Applications are assessed by a board of Research Fellows at the national level: CV, PhD, publications, planned research project

2/ Interview, bearing essentially on the research project

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