Teaching Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior


emlyon business school is looking for outstanding candidates with proven expertise in teaching within the Organizational Behavior and team management fields. Classes to teach may include: organizational behavior, team dynamics, leadership, change management, decision-making, organizational theory, etc.

Applications are invited at
Associate Professor level (or higher) - primary focus on teaching - beginning full time in September 2021 in Lyon / Ecully campus, with possible travels to the other French campuses (Paris, St. Etienne).

To ensure full consideration, candidates should make certain that their application is submitted by
March 5th, 2021. However, note that the position will remain open until filled.

The selected candidate will closely collaborate with our existing team of professors and researchers in the school's OB and Leadership disciplinary group.


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 has campuses in France (Lyon, St Etienne and Paris), China (Shanghai) and Morocco (Casablanca).

Having celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012, emlyon business school is a dynamic and innovative institution with a 164-strong faculty dedicated to develop excellence both in teaching and research thanks to unique and specific means (learning lab, clusters of excellence). emlyon's motto is Early Makers. This concept reflects our vision of entrepreneurs: individuals who try, experiment, make mistakes, start again and learn as they go. Entrepreneurs must now combine this dimension of doing and doing quickly with the ability to anticipate, mix and nurture ideas, see things before others and do things quicker than others. The entrepreneurs from emlyon business school are makers and early movers. They are early makers.


lyon 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: http://www.onlylyon.com/en/discover-lyon/education.html).

Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a long tradition in entrepreneurship and with a strong digital industry.

Further information


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

  • Phd / doctorate degree in organizational behavior or related area
  • evidence of excellent teaching achievements in French and English at different levels (undergraduate, masters, and executive)
  • proven teaching experience in organizational behavior and team dynamics
  • capacity to take on courses and program management responsibilities, including the ability to manage (identify, select, retain) a portfolio of external contributors
  • ability to merge theoretical knowledge with practical relevance and to build and maintain sustainable relationships with practitioners (cooperate with companies and develop pedagogical projects)
  • ability to publish intellectual contributions targeting practitioners and students (cases, articles, books, blogs etc.)
  • desire to actively engage in all areas of our school's faculty life
  • willingness to travel among our other French campuses (Paris, St. Etienne)


Fluency in both French and English is required. The ability to publish in refereed academic journals will be a plus in the selection of the candidates.


The selected candidate will be expected to: teach at different levels (undergraduate, masters, and executive); take teaching and program leadership responsibilities; support the School's pedagogical innovation; mentor students; publish intellectual contributions and contribute to the institutional life of the school (e.g. being member of internal committees, etc.).

The selected candidate will be regularly evaluated based on three areas of activities: (1) teaching and student supervision, (2) intellectual contributions, 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 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 motivation to join emlyon business school
    • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
    • A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations)
    • Contact details of at least two referees (reference letters do not need to be provided before candidates are short-listed)

    Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor
    Mohamed Ikram NASR: nasr@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