Two open rank positions (assistant, associate or full professor levels) in corporate finance


emlyon business school solicits applications for two positions with a primary focus on research  in corporate finance (open rank), starting September 2021. The recruitment process starts immediately and lasts until the positions are filled.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates that demonstrate excellent research and teaching quality. Candidates will generate a steady research output, collaborate with the current research team and contribute to its further development. The available teaching opportunities are at the undergraduate, master, and executive levels. The teaching load depends on the research output of the candidate. Salary and conditions are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The school is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage people of all backgrounds (gender, ethnic background, nationality) to apply.

Fluency in English is required. Speaking French is not a requirement but holding basic notions will in French is an asset. For non-French professors, basic language support is offered at emlyon.

The position is on our main campus in Ecully (France). Accordingly, the selected candidate is expected to relocate to Lyon or nearby area. emlyon has set-up a relocation policy to support the moving process.


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).

Soon celebrating its 150th anniversary (in 2022), 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


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

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


Further information

  1. About emlyon business school:
  2. About Lyon:

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  1. A PhD in Finance field (or close to completion)
  2. A proven track record in research or a potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in top finance journals
  3. A relevant international network
  4. A team player with good communication skills



  • A cover letter specifying the motivation for the position
  • A curriculum vitae including published papers, work in progress and/or under review
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • The job market paper or a sample research paper (preferably unpublished, to be presented if invited for a job interview)
  • A list of three references

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All application materials should be submitted in English, via this website. The application materials will not be returned.

For further information please contact Prof. Loïc BELZE (