Pre-recruitment chairs

Aim: attract young, high-level scientists and boost the attractiveness of teaching and research careers by offering these scientists the opportunity to be tenured in lecturer positions via the traditional competitive procedure.


  • The 2022 campaign is open from January 22 to February 24, 2022. Applications must be submitted via the call for applications platform of the University of Bordeaux by following this link: 

5 calls for applications are open for the following profiles, with the prospect of funding 4 chairs in 2022 :

Job profile (Detailed profiles to download by clicking on the headings below)

Research assignement

Pedagogical assignment

Regenerative Medicine and physiopathological models targeted toward therapeutic applications

Health sciences and technologies department - ARNA/BIOTIS/CRCTB

College of Science and Technology - Biology faculty


Material and light sciences department - CELIA/LOMA/LP2N

College of Science and Technology - Physics faculty

Plant (eco)physiology: plant-environment interactions

Environmental sciences department - EGFV/BFP/LBM

College of Science and Technology - Biology faculty


Public Health department - BPH

College of Health Sciences - ISPED

Artificial intelligence for neuroscience

Bordeaux Neurocampus department

College of Science and Technology - Biology faculty

This scheme aims to facilitate the recruitment of young scientists on the basis of job profiles pre-identified by the institution in emerging and highly multidisciplinary disciplines or where there are strong international stakes. The scheme is part of a talent management policy shared with partner institutions, particularly research organizations. Synergies with the systems of these organizations, whether ATIP-Avenir or "Inria Starting Faculty Position", will be sought.


The chair will be funded for a period between three and five years maximum. The chairholder will be first recruited on a fixed-term contract as a lecturer-researcher during which his or her work is monitored and evaluated (evaluation at 3 years and then at the end of the chair). If the evaluations are successful, the University of Bordeaux will then publish a statutory position. This recruitment will be carried out via the traditional competitive procedure.


The funding will cover the salary of the project leader for a maximum of 5 years (3-year fixed-term contract renewable for 2 years after evaluation; or 3 years + 1 year, 2 years + 2 years; 2 years + 1 year depending on the situation). In addition, as this is an attractiveness scheme targeting the teaching and research profession, a teaching service with a minimum of 64 hours/year may be requested.

Project-related costs such as running costs, equipment and for the recruitment of staff dedicated to the project, may complete the Chair's budget. This can be done either within the framework of this program or within the framework of external funding (regional chair, Atip Avenir), depending on the recruitment situation.

The main stages of this scheme are explained below:

Pre-recruitment chairs

For further information on the call for applications, the eligibility criteria and the evaluation process, please refer to the Applicant’s Guide (additional documents section).

Provisional calendar*:

Key Stages

Provisional calendar

Call for applications

January 10, 2022 --> February 24, 2022


March 1st, 2022 --> May 12, 2022


June 2022

Validation of chairholders

July 2022

Beginning of the projects

From September 1st 2022

*any changes to the provisional timetable will be announced on this page.

Key data of this scheme

  • 1st campaign open in 2021
  • 3 calls for applications
  • 2 laureates

Updated on 24/01/2022