[Air-L] job offer: postdoctoral researcher on digital commons in Paris

Francesca Musiani francesca.musiani at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 08:03:41 PST 2023

Dear colleagues,

We are hiring a postdoc to work on digital commons and internet commons
at CNRS Center for Internet and Society in Paris.

The job offer is pasted below and available on CNRS portal:

Closing date for application is Monday 27 November at 11am CET Paris time.

Please forward the job offer to your local mailing-lists and recent PhD
graduates who might be interested to apply.

Many thanks,

Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay and Francesca Musiani


Postdoctoral researcher on digital commons


Recruitment within the Horizon Europe project NGI Commons (Open Source
and Internet Commons for Europe's Digital Sovereignty) to ensure
strategic alignment and integration of the Next Generation Internet
(NGI) efforts within the broader European Digital / Internet Commons
(DC/IC) context

The candidate will carry out this scientific research, prepare articles
presenting their research at conferences and in journals, and contribute
to the results of the project with the project team.


Map active communities in Europe based on interviews
Analyse existing governance models
Propose recommendations for the growth, maintenance, security and
sustainability of the digital commons and strategies for the inclusion
of the digital commons and the internet on the political agenda
Design policies to strengthen the development of free and open source
software and commons contributing to European digital sovereignty and
ethical technological development respectful of human rights
Organise and participate in meetings and conferences with communities,
members of funding bodies and public digital infrastructure investment
programmes, and political, governmental and European institutions.

Prior education and experience:
The candidate must have a PhD in law, sociology of technology, or
political science and a prior research experience on the topic of
digital/internet commons and open source.
Prior knowledge of governance of the commons and experience with
interview methodology is required.
Familiarity with the French and European actors of the digital/internet
commons and open source is highly desired.

An excellent command of spoken and written English is required and a
good reading and speaking knowledge of French is highly desired.

Skills required:
Writing skills, ability to formulate/work on a scientific project
Ability to work in a team and independently
Organisational ability and ability to account for one's own actions
Ability to communicate, analyse and argue a case, summary and critical

Work Context:
European project NGI Commons - 101135279 - GAP-101135279
Working hours: 38.30 hours, based at the CNRS Centre for Internet and
Society in Paris
Travel in France and Europe for interviews, consortium meetings and
conferences (4-6 missions per year) with a travel budget from the project.
The candidate will be working with Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay and
Francesca Musiani in Paris 17ème arrondissement. CIS is an international
team composed of researchers in sociology of technology and in law
involved in French-based, European and international grants, among
others: 7 other projects on open data, data science, open science, and
AI; a network of 600 researchers working in the Internet and Society
field, including working groups on open science and digital commons
policy; a partnership with the Open Knowledge Foundation on open data
sustainability, a research cluster on open and shared knowledge.

The duration of the contract may be between 24 and 36 months, depending
on the number of years of post-doctoral experience of the candidate.
The starting date could be 1/1/2024 or 1/2/2024.
Remuneration : Between 2992 et 4800 euros gross per month depending on
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years after PhD

To apply, please submit :
- A cover letter explaining your personal motivation to pursue a
research position with NGI Commons, including how you see the research
experience in your career trajectory.
- A CV
- Your diplomas
- Transcripts
- Doctoral thesis
- Doctoral thesis defence reports
- If possible, another sample of writings, for example scientific
publications, professional or popular scientific writings related to
digital commons or open source.
- 2 or 3 recent letters of recommendation, if you already have them for
another application, otherwise the name, email and affiliation of 2 or 3
academic or professional references that we may contact.

Please submit your application in a single PDF file entitled

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Deadline for applications Monday 27 November at 11am CET, Paris time.
Selected candidates will be invited to an online interview on Wednesday
29 November.
Results are expected in the first week of December.
Administrative recruitment procedure in December/January for a start in
early 2024.

Francesca Musiani, Ph.D.

Chargée de recherche HDR | Associate Research Professor, CNRS
Directrice adjointe | Deputy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
<https://cis.cnrs.fr> (UPR 2000 & GDR 2091 CNRS)
Chercheuse associée | Associate Researcher, i3-CSI
<http://www.csi.ensmp.fr/>, MINES ParisTech
Global Fellow, Internet Governance Lab <https://internetgovernancelab.org>,
American University

I'm involved in projects: IAction
SoBigData++ <http://www.sobigdata.eu> | TIGre
I help co-editing: Internet Policy Review <https://policyreview.info> |
RESET <https://journals.openedition.org/reset/>
I'm an advisor for: ISOC France <https://www.isoc.fr> | ANSSI

I'm here on the Web <https://cis.cnrs.fr/francesca-musiani/>, including my

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