A full-time position in Consulting at Professor of practice level


To participate to the development of its programs, emlyon business school is seeking highly motivated candidates, who demonstrate pedagogical excellence in Consulting postures, approaches and tools and methodologies. Applications are invited at professor of Practice level, primary focus on teaching, beginning full time in September 2023.


The selected candidate is expected to teach in French as well as in English. Teaching opportunities will be mostly focused at the “Programme Grande Ecole (PGE)” level and, to a lesser extent, at masters and executive levels.


Responsibilities for this position include capabilities to design and manage courses in General Consulting coordinate our existing package of courses on that topic, and an associated network of professional lecturers, and help us to develop both. Conducting communications in professional and/or academic journals is not a requirement of this position, but a plus.


The selected candidate will closely collaborate with our existing team of professors and researchers in the school's ODAI (Operations, Data & Artificial intelligence) department, to which the position is today affiliated, but also with the rest of the faculty, like the Strategy, or Marketing departments.

Teaching will be delivered principally in Lyon/Ecully campus but can potentially be delivered in other emlyon's campuses (St-Etienne - Paris).


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:

  • A strong teaching orientation, and leadership to coordinate a network of professionals from various consulting companies and more,
  • Evidence of excellent teaching achievements in French, (and English) at different levels (undergraduate, masters, executive) demonstrated by proven teaching experience in general consulting approaches, posture, recruitment and/or tools and methods,
  • Ability to merge theoretical knowledge with practical relevance and to build and manage relationships with practitioners (e.g. company-oriented research projects),
  • Ability to benefit from and develop a professional network from big Consulting firms and beyond,
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic pedagogical and research team,
  • Willingness to potentially travel among our other French campuses (Paris, St. Etienne),
  • A PhD / doctorate degree is not a requirement.


The candidate will be expected to contribute to and is regularly evaluated based on two areas of activities: (1) teaching and student supervision, and (2) 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 French and English at all levels.
Speaking French is a requirement.

The selected candidate is expected to be based in Lyon or nearby area.

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)
  • Reference letters from two referees

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Benoit Loeillet, Head of ODAI department (loeillet@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 or French, via this website page. The application materials will not be returned.

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