News vom 24.11.2016
The chairs current main themes in research and teaching tasks are strongly connected to the five priority scientific themes at Aix-Marseille site as described in the A*MIDEX project selected in 2012 and confirmed in 2016 by an international jury committed by the French government in its “Investments for the future” program. (More information on http://amidex.univ-amu.fr/en). These five themes are Energy; Environment; Health and life sciences; Sciences and technologies; Humanities, where Aix-Marseille University and its partners on the site can become leaders at an international level within 10 years in their disciplinary fields.
The chair holder will lead his/her own research team to be built and to be integrated in an existing large institute/ steady research unit of his/her choice at Aix-Marseille. He/she is expected to assume responsibility for all managerial tasks that are usual to this full professor level position. He/she will benefit from an endowed package including a team start-up budget (post-doctoral and doctoral contracts, operating and equipment costs, missions…).
The candidate should be an outstanding scientist with a track-record in at least one of the previous research themes. Proven experience in teaching would be an asset. The candidate should be able to build and lead a research group, and must be able to raise funds from national, European and International programs. Depending on years of experience the candidate can pretend to a junior or senior chair of excellence.
A*MIDEX offers full time endowed chairs as full professors or research directors for 3 years with possibility of a 2-year extension, depending of the achievements of the chair holder on fundraising, publications… Salary, benefits and employment conditions are in accordance with the public agreement for French state-universities and national research institutions.