Professeur(e) en Entrepreneuriat


emlyon business school seeks senior candidates for a position of Professor in Entrepreneurship, with the goal of starting in September 2021. 


This is an open rank and research track position open to senior candidates from all areas of entrepreneurship.  

By open rank and senior, we mean we encourage experienced associate professors up to full professors to apply for this position.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates that have demonstrated excellence in research with a proven track record and excellence in teaching with relevant experience across programs.   

Responsibilities for this position include conducting academic research and teaching. Opportunities to teach are available at the undergraduate, masters, and executive level. The teaching load will be defined on a personal basis and will depend on publication record.

The position will be based in our Ecully campus (Lyon, France). Successful candidates will be expected to work closely with our existing team of researchers in entrepreneurship and related disciplines.

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 of French 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 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 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group embraces a number of different research approaches and methods with a keen focus on quality in research and teaching. We especially welcome applications from entrepreneurship researchers.


Members of this group have published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Management Science, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal or Strategic Management Journal.


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. 



  1. About emlyon business school
  2. About Lyon:
  3. About the Entrepreneurship and Innovation research Center:

We are looking for senior candidates who meet the following requirements:

  1. A PhD in Entrepreneurship or related disciplines
  2. A demonstrated potential for conducting high quality research and publishing regularly in leading journals in entrepreneurship and in related disciplines
  3. A relevant international network
  4. A team player with good communication skills
  5. An interest in mentoring junior faculty and PhD candidates,
  6. An interest in conducting collective research projects and  in raising funds for research


  • A cover letter detailing your motivation for the position
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations, where available)
  • A list of papers under review or in progress
  • Two references/names with contact information

Please upload the full application package to the platform  before February 1st, 2021.

Reference letters and any questions can be directed to: Grégoire CROIDIEU.

All application materials should be submitted in English, via this website page. The application materials will not be returned.