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Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse - Knownledge Across Frontiers

Postdoctoral Fellowship

IAST Scientific framework

The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse aims to be the home of academic freedom and experimentation, where top-flight researchers are able to explore new territory in a multi-disciplinary direction and interact with visitors in a stimulating. environment.

In 2014, in addition to our open postdoctoral recruitment, we shall also be recruiting according to several multidisciplinary themes. These reflect areas in which there are existing research strengths at IAST, and in which we expect to do significant further work in the future. Applications are welcome from candidates having or expecting to obtain a Ph.D. in any discipline. So far the following themes have been selected for 2014:

  • Cooperation and conflict in families

  • Human motivation: ultimate and proximate causes

  • The Legacy of History: Institutions, Demographics, and Long-Run Development

  • Biodiversity, ecosystems, and societies

Please indicate in your cover letter if you apply for our open postdoc recruitment or for one of these specific themes. You may ask to be considered in both categories. If applying to be considered for one of the specific themes please describe in your cover letter how your existing and future research are relevant for the theme in question.

We welcome contributions within these themes from researchers within a large range of disciplines: anthropology, biology, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, though motivated applications from outside these disciplines will be given full consideration. Applications from economists are also encouraged, but successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in, and a commitment to, at least one of the other non-economics disciplines of the IAST.

Eligible applicants

Active researchers who have or will have completed their PhD after January 2012 and before September 2014. The IAST offers candidates an opportunity to devote themselves full time to their research at the start of their careers. Motivated applications will be considered from candidates whose PhDs were completed in 2011 or earlier; please explain your reasons in your cover letter.


Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities and a salary for two years, renewable for a third year.


Applications deadline: 31st December 2013

In the course of February 2014, the applicants will be informed by email of the decision taken by the IAST committee regarding their application.

Please email: contact@iast.fr with any questions


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