A full-time position in Corporate Finance at Assistant, Associate/ Full professor level


emlyon business school is looking for applications to fill one position primary focus in Research in Corporate Finance at the Assistant / Associate / Full professor level (depending on qualifications) starting September 2023. The position is full-time, based at Lyon campus (Lyon / Ecully), with possible travels to our French (Paris or St. Etienne) or foreign campuses.

We are looking for candidates of excellent research quality who will join the Accounting and Corporate Finance department. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to or lead collaborative research projects, publishable in top-quality academic outlets. Successful candidates are also expected to deliver high-quality teaching in topics related to their research areas, potentially in collaboration with other members of the department. Teaching opportunities are at the undergraduate, graduate (masters), and MBA levels.

We consider applications from researchers in all areas of Corporate Finance. Candidates with greater fit with topics studied by current members of the department will be given priority. For information, current department members have expertise in M&A, corporate governance, and entrepreneurial finance. Their research has been published in reputed top tier peer reviewed journals in finance, management, and entrepreneurial finance (Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, European Accounting Review, etc.) The faculty is organized in several inter-disciplinary research centers, and each faculty member can be part of several of them. The current research centers in which members of Accounting and Finance faculty department are involved are:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • French Institute of Corporate Governance


emlyon business school, one of the leading French Grandes Ecoles in Management, has consistently been ranked among the top European Business Schools. It holds a triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and offers a wide range of programs including a BBA, MSc in Management, Specialized Master's degrees, MBA, DBA, PhD, as well as open and tailor-made executive programs. emlyon business school is also ranked among the top 100 best universities and business schools of the world, in the latest Shanghai ranking. In the Management category, the school is also among the top 3 best French business schools.

As a world-class institution, emlyon is home to a faculty of 170 highly qualified professors whose research inform prevailing scientific conversations as well as economic and social debates. These professors share and diffuse their knowledge and expertise with all our participants via innovative pedagogical designs. The school counts six campuses around the world: Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Paris, Shanghai, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai.


emlyon business school is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of large universities with excellent research teams in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities (see: https://www.onlylyon.com/en)

Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a long tradition in entrepreneurship and this is complimented by a strong digital industry.

Further information about emlyon business school: http://www.em-lyon.com/en/


We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications in line with their level of application:

  • PhD / doctorate degree in Finance or related area
  • A research orientation, leadership, and publication pipeline, demonstrated by capacity to publish in the top journals in their respective research field (e.g., FT or ABS list)
  • Evidence of excellent teaching achievements at different levels (undergraduate, masters...).
  • Candidates are expected to teach in English as well as in French
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic research team
  • Desire and ability to support junior level researchers and supervise doctoral students (associate / full professor levels)
  • Willingness to travel among our other French campuses (Paris, St. Etienne)

The candidate will be expected to contribute to and is regularly evaluated based on three areas of activities: (1) research performance, (2) teaching and student supervision, and (3) institutional service including selection juries (e.g., administration, service in committees, representation of the school in the media or events).

 We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds (gender, ethnic background, nationality) to apply.

The selected candidate is expected to be based in Lyon or nearby area. Emlyon has set-up a relocation policy to support the moving process.

Salary and conditions are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • A cover letter including motivation to join emlyon business school 
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A research statement (research approach, background, dissertation, past & future research)
  • Reference letters from two referees sent to: belze@em-lyon.com

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Loïc Belze, Head of Accounting and Corporate Finance Department at emlyon business school: belze@em-lyon.com

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position has been filled.

All application materials should be submitted in English, via this website page. The application materials will not be returned.

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