Professeur en Data Science - orienté recherche

emlyon business school seeks senior candidates for a position of Professor in data science, starting in September 2021


We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a proven track record of academic leadership in computer science, mathematics/statistics, engineering, Management Sciences or a closely related field discipline. 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.

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

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 senior candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • A PhD in computer science, mathematics/statistics, engineering, Management Sciences or a closely related field disciplines
  • A proven track record of academic leadership
  • A demonstrated potential for conducting high quality research and publishing regularly
  • An interest in conducting collective research projects and raising funds for research
  • 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 unpublished)
  • A list of papers under review or in progress
  • Reference letters from two referees

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: Professor Delphine BILLOUARD-FUENTES (head of the Operations, Data and AI department)

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