A full- time position in Strategic Management with a digital orientation at Assistant / Associate professor level


emlyon business school is looking for an assistant/associate professor in strategic management with strong orientation towards digital & transformation areas. More precisely, we are searching for a candidate whose research and teaching are around strategy with relation to how organizations adopt and use different digital technologies, the consequences on strategy and more broadly, on institutions, environment, and society.  

She/he is
willing to contribute and participate in collaborative research projects and associated teaching in and around digital transformation and strategy and related topics with other members of the Strategy & Organization (S&O) department. The candidate will teach in different programs, from our bachelor to masters programs and executive education across our different campuses in France (Lyon, Paris and Saint-Etienne).

The S&O department is comprised of scholars with a diverse set of backgrounds and interests, mostly in Strategic Management and Organization Theory. We are a vibrant research and teaching department having tight contacts with different kinds of organizations and regular publications in top journals.

Applications are invited at assistant & associate levels. The appointment is expected to begin
September 1st, 2023, in Lyon at our Écully campus.


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.

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


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.


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

  • PhD / doctorate degree in strategic management with a specialization in digital & transformation
  • Evidence of excellent teaching achievements in English at different levels. The mastery of French is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Willing to develop courses and executive education
  • A strong research orientation and publication pipeline in the related top management journals
  • Willingness to develop professional diffusion, ability to merge theoretical knowledge with practical relevance, to build and manage relationships with practitioners (e.g., company-oriented research projects)
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic department


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 (e.g., administration, service in committees, representation of the school in the media and events).

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

The position involves teaching in English at all levels. Speaking French is not a requirement but holding French basic notions will be a strong asset. For non-French professors, basic language support is offered at the school.

The selected candidate is expected to be based in Lyon or nearby. Emlyon has a relocation policy to support the moving process for international candidates

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 teaching statement (with teaching evaluations)
  • A research statement (with research pipeline)
  • Reference letters from two referees

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor
Damon Golsorkhi, Head of the Strategy & Organization Department (golsorkhi@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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