Professeur en Recherche Opérationnelles, Supply Chain


emlyon business school is looking for a full-time professor in Operations research, supply chain or related relevant area.

The candidate is willing to promote and lead collaborative research projects and associated teaching in and around these topics with other members of the Department of Operation, Data and Artificial Intelligence (ODAI) and our Research Center AIM QUANT.

Applications are invited at Associate or Full Professor level - primary focus on research - beginning full time in September 2023 in Lyon /Écully campus, with possible travels to the other French campuses (Paris, Saint-Étienne).


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

As a world-class institution, emlyon is home to a faculty of 170 highly qualified professors whose research inform prevailing scientific conversations as well as economic and social debates. These professors share and diffuse their knowledge and expertise with all our participants via innovative pedagogical designs. The school counts six campuses around the world: Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Paris, Shanghai, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai.


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 tradition in entrepreneurship and this is complimented by a strong digital industry.

Further information about emlyon business school:


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

  • PhD/ doctorate degree in Operations Research, Industrial engineering, Supply Chain, or any related area
  • 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., FT50 list)
  • Excellence in quantitative research methods
  • Evidence of excellent teaching achievements in English, at different levels (undergraduate, masters, executive)
  • Ability to merge theoretical knowledge with practical relevance and to build and manage relationships with practitioners (e.g., company-oriented research projects)
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic research team
  • Desire and ability to support junior level researchers and supervise doctoral students
  • 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 the media and events).

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

The position involves teaching in English at all levels. Speaking French is not a requirement but holding French basic notions will be a strong asset. For non-French professors, basic language support is offered at the school.

The selected candidate is expected to be based in Lyon or nearby. Emlyon has a relocation policy to support the moving process for international candidates

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)
  • Reference letters from two referees

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Benoit Loeillet, Head of ODAI department ( and to Professor Guillaume Coqueret, Head of the QUANT Research Center at emlyon business school (

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.

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