I just read that twice – one time on EASST Eurograd and the second time on Graham Harmans Blog on Object Oriented Philosophy (and I must admit, I was thinking about applying myself until I remembered that my french is not even good enough for ordering coffee). Ever wanted to work with Bruno Latour? Here is your chance!
Bruno Latour, professor at Sciences Po in Paris, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant for a project called AIME starting the 1er of September 2011 to the end of August 2014. This project (see http://www.bruno-latour.fr/expositions/AIME-short_summary.pdf ) connects philosophy, anthropology of modernism with digital methods in order to organize, on the one hand, an ”augmented publication” using state of the art technology and, on the other, the collective negotiation of its content with interested parties selected and facilitated by a team of mediators. For this endeavor, he is looking for a project manager with financial skills (if possible a knowledge of European accounting processes) and with experience in managing complex projects involving artists, or/and scientists, or/and programmers. Carried most of the time in English, the project manager will have to work closely with the principal investigator, unsuring the smooth running of the financial aspects of the project, the overseeing of the small team of designers and mediators as well as the organization of the various phases of the negotiation to take place in the last phase of the project. The job is based in Paris, it is a full time job for the three years of the project. Please find enclosed the job description.
For inquiry on the suitability of the application, inquire directly to myself or to Biljana Jankovic email@example.com. Tél: +33 (0)1 45 49 50 93.
Application should be sent before the 15th of May 2011. The decision will be made June 30th at the latest.
Merci! Well, that seem like good old european funding policy 🙂 No, just kidding: Actually, I like the project – asking for money to pay someone that organizes stuff so that the PI (in this case BL) and others can do real research seems a good idea to me. At least when you have tenure…