Apply Now: Post-Doctoral Research Position at CSH

  • Applications must be received by 31st March 2024 (midnight IST).

Job Summary: This post-doctoral fellowship is for a duration of one-year (renewable for one year). The position is open to post-doc researchers in social sciences and humanities from India who obtained their PhD after 2020.

The CSH is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply.


Hold a PhD from a leading academic institution. The candidate should have her/his Ph. D. degree on September 1, 2024.

With equal quality, preference will be given to young researchers working in the following areas:

Research area “Documenting the democracy”: media (and/or) labour/work (and/or) social mobilisations.

Research area “Populations and Spaces in transition”: urbanisation and urban policies (and/or) environment and health.


  • Ability to initiate research programs, to collaborate with CSH scholars and to take responsibility for the organization of seminars.
  • Willingness to seek external research funding and participate in collective research projects.
  • Ability to integrate a French, Indian and international environment.
  • Fluency in English and excellent written and oral skills. Knowledge of South Asian languages should be an advantage.
  • The selected candidate commits to submit at least one article in an academic journal before the end of the first year of his/her contract.

Status and Remuneration

  • The status is that of a full-time researcher on par with all current full-time researchers at CSH.
  • The monthly net salary is fixed at 80, 000 INR, along with access to CSH research funds.

Application and Selection

The candidates should send a CV (including a detailed list of publications), a brief (maximum 15,000 characters including spaces) research project and one (minimum) or two (maximum) recommendation letter(s) electronically to

  • Pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview via video-conference (if abroad) or on the premises (if in Delhi) which will take place on the last week of May 2024.
  • The result of the selection procedure will be transmitted to the candidates by the 1st June 2024.
  • The position is expected to start from 1st September 2024.

Please note that CSH reserves the right not to fill the position if no candidate is deemed suitable.

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