Professeur associé en Data Science - orienté recherche

emlyon business school seeks candidates at Associate Professor level in data science, starting in September  2021


We are seeking highly motivated candidates holding a PhD in computer science, mathematics/statistics, engineering, Management Sciences or a closely related field discipline (candidates who are close to completion are also acceptable). The candidate must show interest in interdisciplinary collaborations and research in business studies. Successful candidates will have a clear research focus on the disciplines mentioned above, and ideally address topics linked to new technology and innovation (e.g. digital transformation, AI).

Responsibilities for this position include conducting academic research and teaching. Teaching opportunities are available at the undergraduate, masters, and executive level. The teaching load will be defined on a personal basis, and will depend on the publications. Classes to teach include python coding, python data analysis, text-mining, machine learning, big data in practice, deep learning, etc.

The position is based in our Ecully-Lyon campus (France) with possible travels to other campuses. The position holder will closely collaborate with our existing team of professors/researchers in Operations, Data & AI department.

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.

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.

Salary and conditions are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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.


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 with a strong digital industry. 

Further information

  1. About emlyon business school
  2. About Lyon:


We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • This position requires an earned doctorate in computer science, mathematics/statistics, engineering, Management Sciences or a closely related field discipline (candidates who are close to completion are also acceptable) and proven ability and commitment for engaging in research activities (publications, research seminars, patents, etc.).
  • This position requires not only a documented excellence in teaching but also pedagogical engineering capabilities to meet the increasing demand on data science courses. Ideally, the candidate should be able to manage (identify, select, retain) a portfolio of external lecturers.
  • A cover letter containing your motivation for the position
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A research statement 
  • A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations)
  • The paper to be presented if invited for a job interview (preferably unplublished)
  • Reference letters from two referees

To schedule an interview, please prepare to upload the above documents on our online platform and complete the online form.

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. 

Clarification questions can be directed to: Prof.Delphine Billouard-Fuentes.