Professeur en Entrepreneuriat


emlyon business school invites applications for a research focused position in Entrepreneurship. Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates with demonstrate research excellence across any areas of entrepreneurship. The appointment begins in September 2024.

The selected candidate will be attached and collaborate with our existing team of professors and researchers in the
Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and in the InvEnt Research Centre ( to grow and extend our research and teaching in entrepreneurship. We embrace different research approaches and methods with a keen focus on quality in research.

Teaching opportunities will be mostly at the
undergraduate level (BBA), graduate level (Programme Grande Ecole) and the master's level. Responsibilities for this position include capabilities to design and manage courses in the areas of entrepreneurship. Teaching will be delivered mainly at our new campus in Gerland in Lyon but can also be delivered on the school's other campuses.


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 entrepreneurship tradition and a solid digital industry.

Further information


We are looking for candidates with the following characteristics:

  • Ph.D. / doctorate degree in entrepreneurship or related area.
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic research and teaching team.
  • Evidence of research excellence in the field of entrepreneurship, with demonstrated ability to regularly publish in the highest rank journals of the field (e.g. FT list)
  • An interest in developing collective research projects and raising funds for research
  • Desire and ability to support junior level researchers and/or supervise doctoral students
  • Proven capacity to take on courses' pedagogical responsibilities, including the ability to manage a portfolio of external lecturers.
  • Energy, dynamism, and demonstrated personal/professional ethical values

The candidate will be expected to contribute to and will be 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.

Fluency and teaching experience in English is required. French skills are not required.

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.


  • A cover letter including the motivation to join emlyon business school
  • 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

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Pia Arenius,
chair of the recruitment committee at emlyon business school:

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


emlyon reserves the right to consider applications submitted after the deadline.

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