Necessary Utopias 2023-2024 | AMSE/IMéRA chair : Application and Residency Conditions

Aix-Marseille Sciences Economiques/Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE) is part of Aix-Marseille University. It has been recently labeled University Research School for a project of excellence in which AMSE brings together research, teaching and valorization. The research program focuses on economic responses in a changing world. It is based on three pillars: the research center's areas of methodological excellence (dynamic and quantitative macroeconomics, network theory, time series econometrics / panel data), a new methodological area with high potential for teaching and learning research (Big Data), and the geographical location positioned in a privileged way on the Euro-Mediterranean basin. AMSE proposes Master’s and PhD level courses, leading to career opportunities in academia and international institutions. AMSE is also focused on the valorization of economics research results among local authorities, public administration and business, and information of the general public.

The AMSE/IMéRA Chair "A World in Crisis" is open to researchers in economics, but also in the following disciplines, insofar as the project allows for interaction with the economic science: biology and medicine, law, geography, history, mathematics, neuroeconomics, philosophy, statistics, political science and sociology.

Within the framework of this call, all research projects will be considered, especially those that present a certain element of risk in launching a particularly innovative project, and those aiming to produce a work of synthesis. As an example, AMSE/IMéRA are particularly interested in projects concerning​ network formation, international trade, development, inequalities. Big data issues and historical perspective studies in economic growth are welcome as well.

The chair holder is intended to carry out these themes of research within a coherent frame allowing to foster cooperation between AMSE and IMéRA and to assure sufficient visibility for the chair activities, mainly through public conferences.

Schedule

Deadline : 17 october 2022 at 13:00 pm (French time)

Duration of residences: 10 months

Residence period : 04 September 2023 to 5 July 2024 (Full year)

Eligibility

The AMSE/IMéRA Chair "A World in Crisis" is open to researchers in economics, but also in the following disciplines, insofar as the project allows for interaction with the economic science: biology and medicine, law, geography, history, mathematics, neuroeconomics, philosophy, statistics, political science and sociology.

To be eligible, scientist applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Not to have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications.
  • Hold a Doctorate or PhD.
  • Have an employment contract (permanent or not) in a foreign university or research institution during the residency.
  • Have proven scientific excellence in one of the research areas related to the chair.
Remuneration and accomodation

The holder of the Chair receives a monthly allowance of 3000 euros.

She/he will also benefit from paid travel expenses and free accommodation on IMéRA premises.

Selection Criteria

Application assessment criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • The scientific excellence of the researcher according to the highest international standards in the field.
  • The scientific excellence of the project including its interdisciplinary dimension, which is crucial for the insertion of the researcher in the dynamics of collective creation at IMéRA.
  • Scientific excellence and originality of the proposed series of public conferences.
Application

The file to be submitted online consists of the following documents:

  • Duly completed* application form (candidatures-imera.univ-amu.fr).
  • CV including a list of publications.
  • Presentation of the research project (max 5 pages) followed by a selective bibliography.
  • A letter of support from an Aix-Marseille University researcher or associate/assistant professor OR a letter of motivation clearly explaining the interest for the candidate to interact with Aix-Marseille University’s laboratories and to lead a project from Aix-Marseille.