Academic Positions Europe

A*Midex (Aix-Marseille Initiative of Excellence), France

Full time endowed chair (professor level) in Mechanical Engineering

Aix Marseille University / Aeronautical Chair of AIRBUS-Group

Full time endowed chair (professor level) in Mechanical Engineering

Closing date: November 2014
Reference:  2014-02

A  full time endowed chair of excellence is offered to recruit a high level professor and researcher contributing to the emergence of a world class research team, in order to expand the high quality of mechanical engineering on the Aix-Marseille site.

General items: The job is funded by the A*MIDEX Foundation for a period of 3 years. During this time, the work of the chair holder will be concentrated on research activities. If the chair holder wishes so, a stabilization through a permanent position as University faculty member is possible after the preliminary period of 3 years. Salary, benefits and employment conditions for the chair holder are in accordance with the public agreement for French state-universities and national research institutions.

Job aim: Strengthen research on mechanical engineering in the context of an new aeronautical Chair of AIRBUS-Group dedicated to bio-inspired engineering of a mechanical linkage. The research activities will be integrated into the team of ISM research unit, located in Aix-en-Provence.

Requirements: The candidate should be an outstanding senior scientist (from 45 to 55 years old) with a track-record in mechanical engineering. Proven experience in teaching would be an asset. We promote the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce and offer same benefits as for French full professors, with options for flexible working. Your application should include a CV and a list of publications.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to either:

Professor Jean-Michel Sprauel, Head of Airbus Helicopters Chair,


Professor Jean-Marc Linares, Head of Bio-inspired Design Team,



The Foundation will run the funding allocated to the A*MIDEX project, i.e. close to 26 million euros a year.

Application details

March 6, 2014
Application deadline:
September 30, 2014

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