Eight Junior Professor Chairs at the Lyon Saint-Étienne site selected by the Ministry for 2022

On The April 15, 2022

On April 13, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research announced the list of 137 Junior Professor Chairs selected for 2022. These include eight chairs from higher education institutions on the Lyon Saint-Étienne university site.

Established by the French Research Programming Law (LPR - Loi de Programmation de la Recherche) of December 24, 2020, the “Junior Professor Chair” (CPJ – Chaire de Professeur Junior) is aimed at young researchers with a strong potential to manage and lead research teams, as well as to participate in national, European or international projects.


Objectives of CPJs:

  • To accelerate the academic career of young researchers
  • To propose a new way of recruiting for research and teaching projects

For this second round of Junior Professor Chairs, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation has selected 137 CPJs, 88 of which are open in higher education institutions.

Eight of these chairs are open in the higher education institutions in Lyon and Saint-Étienne.


The eight Lyon Saint-Étienne Junior Professor Chairs selected for 2022:

  • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 | Computational neuroscience
  • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 | Data-intensive systems for health/data-centric systems for health
  • INSA Lyon | Recovering resources from waste and wastewater
  • École Centrale Lyon | Dynamic simulations and experiments using non-linear rotors for innovation
  • Université Lumière Lyon 2 | Artistic and material cultures of medieval Islam
  • Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne | Designing the economics of public initiatives
  • Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne | New materials and processes with minimal environmental impact
  • Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne | Photonics, optoelectronics and microelectronics in extreme radiation environments

The French National Research Agency (ANR - Agence nationale de la recherche) provides an average of €200,000 in funding for each research and teaching project associated with a Junior Professor Chair.

Learn more about CPJs (FR)