A full- time position in Corporate Finance at Associate professor level


emlyon business school invites applications for a research focused position in Corporate Finance. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with demonstrated research excellence in the mainstream corporate finance or closely related fields. The appointment begins in September 2024.

The selected candidate will be attached to the
Department of Accounting and Corporate Finance and is expected to actively engage, collaborate, and contribute to further development of the existing corporate finance research team and to the activities of the related research centres (the list of research centres can be found under this link). 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 (Programme Grande Ecole) and the master's level. Responsibilities for this position include capabilities to design and manage courses in the areas of corporate finance. Teaching will be delivered mainly at our new campus in Gerland in Lyon but can also be delivered on the school's other campuses.


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 or related area.
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic research and teaching team.
  • Evidence of research excellence in the field 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
  • 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) to apply. Fluency and teaching experience in English is required. Capacity and willingness to teach in French will be an advantage. The selected candidate shall relocate to Lyon at the inception of her/his contract. 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
  • A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations, where available)
  • A list of papers under review or in progress
  • Two references/names with contact information

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Loic Belze, chair of the recruitment committee at emlyon business school: belze@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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