Chair of Excellence 2022 - Call for individual applications

Within the field « Training, attracting and supporting the TALENTS» of its Roadmap 3.0 (2021-2024), the A*Midex Foundation launches the sixth call of the "Chair of Excellence " program.

Through this program, the A*Midex consortium aims to attract teachers and researchers on structuring projects that contribute to the strategy of the Aix-Marseille site.

General objectives of the Chair of Excellence Program

  •  To conduct strategic recruitment of external scientific/pedagogical profiles.
  • To Recruit profiles of high-level researchers, or teacher-researchers on the Aix-Marseille site, with the capacity to obtain an ERC on the Aix-Marseille site within the next 5 years.
  • To attract and recruit ERC laureates to the site.
  • To amplify the long-term impact by encouraging subsequent stabilization 
  • To promote the academic career of excellent teachers, researchers and professors with disabilities

Who can Apply

The call for Chair of Excellence applications is aimed at teachers, teacher-researchers and researchers of international rank wishing to join the research and teaching site of Aix-Marseille University. The program is open to all fields and disciplines. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Minimum 4 years of research/teaching experience after completion of the PhD.
  • Candidates external to the Aix-Marseille site with the exception of candidates for the "disability" position.
  • For applicants to an "ERC" Chair of Excellence, only applicants with an ERC grant will be eligible.

How to apply?

Applicants are encouraged to identify and contact the research units or structures with which they wish to collaborate prior to submitting their application (see full information in the call's Applicant Guide).

First-stage submission of applications on the online form  according to the conditions defined in the call's applicant guide.


Apply for the first stage from July 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022 at noon (Paris time). (See the Applicant Guide for the various selection and recruitment stages).
Provisional starting date of the Chairs of Excellence projects around January 2024.
Applications for "ERC"Chairs of Excellence projects on an ongoing basis.

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Contact information

Project Manager Attractiveness and Internationalization

Tel : 00 33 (0)4 13 94 94 75
Email :

Your questions will be answered before July 23rd or after August 24th

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