A full- time position in Quantitative Finance or Economics at Assistant / Associate/ Full professor level
emlyon business school invites applications for a research-focused professor position (all levels) in quantitative finance or economics. Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates who have demonstrated research excellence in these fields. The appointment begins in September 2024.
The selected candidate will be affiliated and collaborate with our existing team of professors and researchers in the Department of Quantitative Finance and Economics and in the QUANT Research Centre (https://aim.em-lyon.com/quant/) to grow and extend our research and teaching in these fields. The selected candidate may also join GATE-Lyon-Saint-Etienne (https://www.gate.cnrs.fr/), a joint research group with CNRS, University of Lyon 2, and University of Saint-Etienne. Research topics currently studied in the department include financial markets, financial regulations, risk management, pricing of derivatives, application of machine learning to finance, contract theory, insurance and actuarial sciences, risk and uncertainty, behavioral finance, behavioral and experimental economics, and industrial organization. We embrace different research approaches and methods with a keen focus on quality in research.
Teaching opportunities will be mostly at the undergraduate level (BBA), graduate level (Master in Management / Programme Grande Ecole) and the master's level. Responsibilities for this position include the ability to design and manage courses in the areas of quantitative finance or economics. Candidates who are able and willing to teach topics beyond their core (research) expertise will be favored. Teaching will be delivered mainly at our new campus in the Gerland neighborhood of Lyon but can also be delivered on the school's other campuses (e.g., Paris).
Founded in 1872 by the Lyon CCI, emlyon business school has an enrollment of 9,050 students of 125 nationalities over 6 campuses worldwide (Lyon, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Paris, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai). emlyon draws on a Faculty of 166 international professors and researchers, and a network of 200 global academic partners, to provide learning tracks of excellence opened to the world. emlyon runs a community of 41,700 alumni spread out in 130 countries. As a Société à Mission since July 2021, emlyon's raison d'être consists in: providing life-long training and support to meaningful individuals able to transform organizations, for a fairer society, with more solidarity and respect for the planet. In its early makers pedagogy, action and reflection are closely intertwined. Skill hybridization and social responsibility are at the heart of its training programs, where the best of both socio-economic and academic worlds meet.
emlyon business school is ranked among the top 100 best universities and business schools in the world in the latest Shanghai ranking. In the Management category, the school reaches the top 2 of the best French business schools in the Management category, and the top 3 in the Business Administration category.
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:
Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a long entrepreneurship tradition and a solid digital industry.
- About emlyon business school: http://www.em-lyon.com/en/
We are looking for candidates with the following characteristics:
- Ph.D. / doctorate degree in finance, economics, or related area. For candidates who do not have yet their PhD, the defense should take place in 2024.
- Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic research and teaching team.
- Evidence of research excellence with demonstrated ability to regularly publish in the highest ranked journals of the field (e.g., FT list).
- An interest in developing collective research projects and raising funds for research.
- For senior applicants, desire and ability to support junior level researchers and/or supervise doctoral students.
- Proven capacity to take on courses' pedagogical responsibilities, including the ability to manage a portfolio of external lecturers.
- Energy, dynamism, and demonstrated personal/professional ethical values.
The candidate will be expected to contribute to and will be 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, sexual orientation) to apply.
Fluency and teaching experience in English is required. French skills are not required.
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 the motivation to join emlyon business school;
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
- A research statement;
- A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations, where available);
- A list of papers under review or in progress;
- Two references/names with contact information.
Questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Aurélien Baillon, chair of the recruitment committee at emlyon business school: firstname.lastname@example.org
All application materials should be submitted in English via this website page. The application materials will not be returned.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 3, 2024
emlyon reserves the right to consider applications submitted after the deadline