Pacte was founded in 2003 and is now one of France’s top social science research centres. It carries out top-grade research in various fields, such as sociology, political science, geography and town planning. It hosts a community of almost 120 researchers and 150 PhD students, assisted by 25 research-support professionals.
Through a wide range of partnerships with public and private bodies Pacte is well rooted in the local socio-economic fabric, but it is also keen to develop its international reach, with greater links between academic research and society.
Every year new researchers, PhD students engineers and technicians come to work at Pacte.
If you would like to apply for a position as a faculty member, please contact the head of the relevant team before to check that the focus of its research suits your profile.
If you are applying for a position as a CNRS researcher please contact the lead on the relevant team:
- Environments: Coralie Mounet,
- Social justice : Sarah Mekdjian,
- Governance : Céline Belot,
- Regulations : François Bonnet,
- Cities and territories : Sonia Chardonnel,
PhD contracts may take the form research grants issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, PhD grants funded by local authorities or other bodies, or Cifre grants. Pacte cannot accept PhD applications without funding.
Pacte allocates a workstation to each PhD student and a €2000 subsidy for conference travels for the duration of their thesis. Field and editing costs might also be covered on an ad hoc basis.
They are also represented on the research centre’s council.
Further details :
- List of Pacte researchers accredited to supervise a PhD thesis
- List of Pacte PhD students
- Grenoble-Alpes University Doctoral College
- Human, Political and Territorial Sciences (SHPT) Doctoral School to which Pacte is affiliated
- Current Opportunities at Pacte
Appointment as a research associate confirms an existing collaboration as part of Pacte’s ongoing research. It must be endorsed by the Head of the research centre and its Advisory Council, and is valid for a two-year period, which may be renewed.
As a research associate at Pacte you will be expected to actively contribute to the life of the research centre and its teams, but also to publish (scientific papers or books, and/or research reports) and publicize your work, with your own page on the Pacte website.
Typically, to apply for a position as a research associate at Pacte, you may have just completed a PhD thesis here and wish to continue your research work, or you are an independent researcher or expert, or a faculty member with tenure in another university in France or abroad.
If you would like to join Pacte as a research associate, please contact the head of the relevant team.