Aix-Marseille Université

Full time endowed chairs Aix –Marseille, France (funded by A*midex)

2023-10-31 (Europe/Paris)
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RESEARCHER PROFILE: Professor, Tenure track / R4: Leading Researcher 

RESEARCH FIELD(S) AND DISCIPLINES1: Open to all research fields


Full time endowed chairs of excellence are offered to recruit high level researchers, researcher-teachers and teachers contributing to the emergence of world-class research teams, in order to expand the high quality of Aix-Marseille site. 


A*MIDEX offers full time endowed chairs as researchers, researcher-teachers and teachers for 3 years with possibility of a 2-year extension, depending of the achievements of the chair holder on fundraising and publications. The A*Midex Foundation offers Excellence Chair position and project funding (project team (post-doctoral doctoral students), operating expenses related to research, missions, equipment, etc.) up to 200 000€/year for 3 years.

  • One position is offered for disabled applicant.
  • Applicant with ERC Grant and disabled applicants may apply at any time. 

All information about the program and offered position is available in the guide for applicants

Research missions

The candidate should be an outstanding scientist with an excellent track-record. The applicant should have an excellent potential for a successful scientific career. He/she will have to establish him/herself as a research leader on the international level. This will be reflected through regular publications in high-level journals. 


The chair holder is expected to assume training activities. Proven experience in teaching would be an asset. The candidate must have the ability to work independently, and have good teaching skills relevant for the position.


The position is offered for team leader. 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. 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. He/she will benefit from an endowed package including a team start-up budget (post-doctoral and doctoral contracts, operating and equipment costs, missions…). It is expected that he/she is able to supervise doctoral theses and post-doctoral researchers. 


Aix-Marseille Université is awarded with HRS4R label and committed with the principles of the European Charter and Code of conduct for the recruitment of the researchers and develops human resources strategy providing and supporting a stimulating and favourable working environment for researchers. 

The Euraxess Center of Aix-Marseille Université informs foreign visiting professors, researchers, postdoc and PhD candidates about the administrative steps to be undertaken prior to arrival at AMU and the various practical formalities to be completed once in France: visas and entry requirements, insurance, help finding accommodation, support in opening a bank account, etc. More information on AMU EURAXESS Portal 

Aix-Marseille Université supports diversity and equal opportunities in its dealings with job applicants, students, staff and the public. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply and guaranteed equal chances. Every year a position is reserved for person with disability

Women are guaranteed equal chances to be selected and are encouraged to apply. Gender Equality is a priority for Aix-Marseille Université (AMU). The fight against inequalities between women and men in the academic field is implemented through a gender equality policy based on scientific research on gender bias and their influences. Aix-Marseille Université has implemented numerous actions to raise awareness of discrimination such as actions to make evaluators ware of the existence of gender bias and their influences in recruitment decisions. Selection committee in Aix-Marseille Université must have balanced representation and Aix-Marseille Université Facilitate career re-entry after parent-related leave.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31/10/2023 23:59

ENVISAGED STARTING DATE: from 1/11/2024 to 01/03/2025


WORK LOCATION(S): to be determined depending on the laureate, Aix-Marseille research and teaching site 



Researchers, researcher-teachers and teachers willing to join the Université’ s research and teaching site. Candidates must comply with the following criteria (uncomplete application and applications which do not comply with eligibility criteria will not be evaluated)

  • PhD diploma 
  • Minimum 4 years of research/teaching experience after PhD obtention
  • External applicants only (i.e. no internal recruitment to the Aix-Marseille site for a Chair of Excellence)

Selection criteria 

Scientific and pedagogical excellence

  • Quality and innovative aspect of the scientific project and quality of the scientific and/or pedagogical approach
  • Scientific production (bibliometric, quality criteria) evaluated according to the discipline
  • International recognition, or even world leadership in his/her field
  • Post-doctoral experience (4 years minimum)
  • Prestige of the institutions attended
  • Ability to obtain funding (funding obtained, potential to obtain an ERC grant, motivation to fund research)
  • Supervisory capacity (experience as a team leader)
  • International background: experience outside France (research and/or teaching) (the evaluation of this criterion will consider the profile and gender of the candidate)
  • For researcher or teacher/researcher profiles: recent A rating or good ERC ranking preferred, eligibility for those who have applied to a researcher position in France (CNRS, INSERM)
  • For teacher or teacher/researcher profiles: teaching experience and quality of pedagogical proposals

Relevance of the integration project

  • Integration into the Aix-Marseille ecosystem (Aix-Marseille Université institutes, faculties, research units, technological platforms, etc.)
  • Fluency in French appreciated

Selection criteria are to be evaluated by experts trained on gender-based bias in selection according to Aix-Marseille Université gender equality and anti-discrimination policy. 

See the applicant’s guide available :

SOFT SKILLS: Supervisory capacity (experience as a team leader), Fluency in French appreciated


Prior to apply, applicants are encouraged to identify collaborations within Aix-Marseille research laboratories and faculties; 

Please see the applicant’s guide available :


Job details

Full time endowed chairs Aix –Marseille, France (funded by A*midex)
Jardin du Pharo 58, bd Charles Livon Marseille, France
Application deadline
2023-10-31 23:59 (Europe/Paris)
2023-10-31 23:59 (CET)
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