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).


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.

Further information


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: baillon@em-lyon.com

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


emlyon reserves the right to consider applications submitted after the deadline

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