International guest chair - 2019

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International guest chairs - 2019E2S UPPA seeks to recruit world-class researchers for a part-time appointment through an international chair system


The Energy and Environment Solutions initiative (E2S UPPA) is a substantial, multi-year growth plan (http:// /). Problem-oriented, inter-disciplinary and transverse research in Energy and Environment is pursued while putting the emphasis on either industry relevance or high visibility in leading academic journals. Interests span over all areas of Energy and Environment, including but not limited to optimization of geo-resources exploration and exploitation, optimization of energy storage, materials for renewable energy, composites for structural lightening, analytical and microbial environmental analysis for diagnostic and remediation, as well as evaluation of organisms adaptation to environmental stresses in evolving or controlled ecosystems, and social issues about energy and environment.

E2S UPPA is the result of established collaborations between UPPA and major national research centers, i.e. INRA, INRIA, CNRS, CEA and BRGM. UPPA is a leading university in research and teaching, one of the top 20 in France, located in the beautiful, culturally rich and highly diverse area of the Atlantic Pyrenees.

The university host several laboratories engaged in research in the core areas of Energy and Environment:

In addition, private research is a key asset of southern Aquitaine, which is one of the major industrial poles in France with for instance Total, Teréga, Arkema, SAFRAN Helicopter Engines, and Euralis (just to cite a few). E2S UPPA hence offers a research environment that benefits from a successful relation with private and public sector organizations that have leading positions, in particular in the Energy and Environment areas.


Profile of the applicants:

We seek outstanding, world class, candidates, excited by the opportunity to build the future solutions for energy and environment, who would be appointed on a part-time basis and committed to spend on average 2 months per year in residency on E2S UPPA ‘s campuses. The candidate will also take an active part in E2S UPPA ’s educational initiatives. 


Description of the appointment:

The international chair comprises:

  • The appointment of the recipient as “international associate professor” for a period of 5 years, including an honorarium fee.
  • 2 doctoral fellowships and a 5-year post-doctoral fellowship for the candidates of her/his choice.
  • Travel money for the mobility between E2S UPPA ‘s campuses and the campus of origin of the recipient.


How to Apply:

The online application portal will be opened starting from Decembet 14th, 2018.

Applications must be written in English and submitted as a single .pdf file, via the online application portal only!


The content of the application file should be as follows:

  • The curriculum vitae of the candidate with the full list of publications
  • A short note describing the major scientific achievements of the candidate (2 pages max.)
  • A research statement describing briefly the topic of the works performed at E2S UPPA (3 pages max.)
  • A letter of support from the director of the laboratory who will host the chair


CAUTION! Applications received through any other mean will not be reviewed!



Applications are opened on a continuous basis with a target of one new appointment per year (total of 4).

Appointments are decided every year by the board of trustees of E2S UPPA, in June, with a possible starting date in September.


Download the call for project «International Guest Chair 2019.pdf» (774.3 KB)