In link with the "Funds for Excellence" action, Université Paris-Est publishes a new call for applications aimed at bringing in first-class international researchers to contribute to the FUTURE project for an approximate share of 20% of their work time (a percentage that will vary between 15% to 25%, depending on the project in question) over a period of 3 years, via at least one research laboratory under the supervision of an I-SITE consortium institution.
The central premise consists of bringing in first-class researchers to contribute to our project for an approximate share of 20% of their work time (a percentage that will vary between 15% to 25%, depending on the project in question) over a period of 3 years, via at least one research laboratory under the supervision of an I-Site consortium institution.
Selected applicants must exert a considerable impact on the scholarly work (research and education) carried out in relation to the research themes described in the I-SITE’s scientific programme, participate in the active development of the project, and contribute to the international reputation of the host laboratories and the consortium’s institutions. They will be fully immersed in the host laboratory/laboratories, and as such, they will participate in the community life of the I-SITE’s institutions. Researchers will be expected to take part in teaching and training at I-SITE partner institutions.
Applicants sought by the I-SITE
For this programme, the I-SITE is seeking applicants who:
- Are seasoned, top-notch international researchers who are well-known for their work in a field related to the I-Site’s research themes. However, the call for professors is not limited to ‘senior’ researchers, and applications from permanent researchers and lecturers are also welcome;
- Are less than 65 years old at the end of the recruitment contract.
- Have a ‘profile of excellence’ (participation in projects with international scope, recognition for scholarly publications, awards – prizes, scholarships, etc. – earned throughout the researcher’s career);
- Show an ability to create a lasting, ambitious international project for collaboration between his or her home institution (university, college, laboratory, centre, etc.) and the I-Site;
- Show real teamwork skills and the ability to take part in a new group;
- Are willing to teach during this visit, generally for 30 hours over three years (second-year master’s and PhD courses, presentations at seminars and workshops, summer school, etc.), with teaching that is innovative and open to the international stage within the host institution.
- OR Are able to develop projects in relation with national or international socio-economic partners (international institutions or network, key accounts, SMEs, startups, etc).
Applicants must make a proposal for a scientific project. This project must:
- Involve one or two research laboratories from an I-Site consortium institution (if more than one is involved, applicants should specify the ‘primary’ laboratory);
- Explain how it fits into the I-Site’s research themes;
- Explain how the guest professor imagines his or her immersion in the host laboratory and his or her proposed scientific contribution;
- Explain how the invitation creates lasting prospects for collaboration with the home institution and/or allows us to take part in international networks;
- Describe one or more possibilities for contributing to the educational offering available at I-Site institutions.