Two full-time positions in Corporate Finance at the Associate and Full professor levels

THE POSITION

emlyon business school is soliciting applications to fill 2 positions in Corporate Finance at the Associate Professor rank (primary focus on research), starting September 2022. The position is full time with permanent contract and based in Lyon / Ecully campus, with possible travels to the other French campuses (Paris, Saint Etienne).

We are looking for candidates of excellent research quality who will join the Accounting and Finance disciplinary group and are expected to (a) generate a steady research output, (b) to publish in top-quality outlets, and (c) to collaborate with the current research team and contribute to its further development. We consider applications from researchers in all areas of Corporate Finance.

Current faculty members have expertise in M&A, corporate governance, and entrepreneurial finance. Their research has been published in reputed top tier peer reviewed journals in finance, management, and entrepreneurial finance (Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, European Accounting Review, etc.) The faculty is organized in several inter-disciplinary research centers, and each faculty member can be part of several of them. The current research centers in which Corporate Finance faculty is involved are:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • French Institute of Corporate Governance
  • Quant Research Center


Teaching opportunities are at the undergraduate, graduate (masters), and MBA levels. The teaching service is mostly done at the Lyon campus, but successful candidates may be asked to deliver some of their teaching load on other French campuses in Paris, Saint Etienne.

THE SCHOOL

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 is ranked among the top 100 best universities and business schools of the world, in the latest Shanghai ranking. In the Management category, the school reaches the top 3 of best French business schools, behind Insead and HEC.

World-class institution, emlyon welcomes in its Faculty 170 highly qualified professors whose research inform the scientific conversation as well as the economic and social debates. These professors share and diffuse their knowledge and expertise with all our participants via innovative pedagogical designs. The school counts seven campuses around the world: Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Paris, Casablanca, Shanghai, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai.


THE ENVIRONMENT


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: https://www.onlylyon.com/en)

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

Further information

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

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

  • PhD / doctorate degree in Finance
  • A strong research orientation, leadership and publication pipeline, demonstrated by capacity to publish in the top management journals in their respective research field (e.g., FT list)
  • Evidence of excellent teaching achievements in English at different levels (undergraduate, masters)
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic research team
  • Desire and ability to support junior level researchers and supervise doctoral students (associate / full professor levels)
  • Willingness to travel among our other French campuses (Paris, Saint Etienne)

The candidate will be expected to contribute to and is 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 media and events).

We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds (gender, ethnic group, nationality) to apply.

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

The selected candidate is expected to be based in Lyon or in a 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.



THE APPLICATION SHOULD CONSIST OF

  • A cover letter including motivation to join emlyon business school 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement (with interests and directions)
  • Teaching statement (with teaching evaluations and preferred courses you would like to teach)
  • Reference letters from three referees

 

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Loïc BELZE, Head of Accounting and Finance Department at emlyon business school: belze@em-lyon.com

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as review of applications starts immediately, and will continue until the position has been filled.