"CNRS-Higher Education chairs" program
CNRS hosts associate
professors, within the framework of the « CNRS-Higher Education
chairs » program.
This program aims to attract talented young researchers to
thematically defined positions chosen by CNRS and the universities
according to a joint scientific strategy.
The candidates, chosen jointly by the universities and by CNRS,
by joint selection panels, will be recruited by the universities as
Associate Professors and will be hosted by CNRS.
These chair positions will thus enable assistant professors to
devote five years to a research project which they will carry out
within an appropriate scientific environment, while also developing
their pedagogical skills through a teaching schedule limited to a
third of their time.
In addition to their salaries, the « CNRS-Higher Education chairs
» will also receive a substantial bonus and funding to support their
These positions are not only open to young candidates for their
first associate professor position, but also to tenured professors
asking to be transfered and to researchers wishing to convert to
Application procedures are the same as for associate professor
positions, and therefore require that a candidate be “qualified” by
the Higher Education board .
No chair positions opened for 2013