Recruitment of a tenure track assistant professor in energy economics, environmental economics or industrial organization

MINES ParisTech is hiring a tenure track assistant professor in energy economics, environmental economics or industrial organization





Institution: MINES ParisTech – PSL

Laboratory: CERNA - Centre for industrial economics (60, boulevard St Michel, 75006 Paris)

Developing its research and teaching activities in the field of economics, MINES ParisTech – PSL opens an Assistant Professor position in energy economics, in environmental economics, or industrial organization.

This tenure track position is aimed at a young researcher, with an excellent academic background, but also a strong interest in applied questions. The successful candidate will develop a research program in cooperation with other CERNA researchers consistent with the laboratory’s research fields and contribute to teaching activities at MINES ParisTech– PSL. The initial contract is for 3 years and is to evolve into a permanent lecturer and researcher position. The starting date is expected in September 2021, but can be adjusted. A description of the tenure track process is available on MINES ParisTech website:



The CERNA is the economic research centre of MINES ParisTech– PSL. It is also a member of the CNRS Interdisciplinary Institute on Innovation (UMR 9217). Eight senior researchers and about 20 PhD students and post-docs work in four main areas: industrial economics, economics of innovation, environmental economics, and energy economics. The CERNA is actively involved in applied research that seeks to answer questions posed by decision-makers in the private and public sectors. Researchers are also involved in teaching in the MINES ParisTech– PSL Master in Science and Executive Engineering and in other university masters. The research centre is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter in central Paris.

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2.                   DESCRIPTION OF THE VACANCY



The successful candidate is expected to have already proven his/her ability to elaborate academic research in energy economics, environmental economics, or industrial organization.  We particularly welcome applicants with good expertise in applied econometrics and applied microeconomics.

He/she is expected to develop an independent and creative research program devoted to his/her topics, in order to contribute to the academic literature as well as to the policy and business discussions. The successful candidate will co-supervise PhD students and publish in the best journals and international conferences. He/she will participate to externally funded research programs, and establish a strong relationship with the academic community, the business and the policy world.              

Teaching activities

He/she will take part to the various undergraduate and graduate courses and teaching sessions in which the CERNA is involved, open to MINES ParisTech– PSL students as well as to students undergoing post-graduate education. He/she will be encouraged to organize new courses to improve the educational offer of the research center.

Special features of the candidate’s profile

At the time of the appointment, the applicant must have a doctoral degree in economics. A post-doctoral experience, especially in a foreign laboratory, would be an advantage for this position. There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidates. A working knowledge of French would be appreciated, but is not required.


3.                   APPLICATION FILE


The application file should include:

-            a cover letter presenting the candidate’s research and teaching project;

-            a detailed CV;

-            a list of recent publications;

-            the evaluation reports of the candidate’s PhD;

-            a completed form (downloadable here)

-            at least two reference letters directly sent to CERNA from specialists selected by the candidate.

The file should be submitted by email at the latest on December 1, 2020 at the following address:

Applications will be evaluated by a jury including researchers from MINES ParisTech as well as external scientific personalities. Preselected candidates will be invited to present their work and scientific project to this jury.

For any further information, please contact Matthieu Glachant and/or Barbara Toussaint.