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Position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Strategy

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Institution :

ESDES, the business school of UCLy (Catholic University of Lyon), holds the AACSB accreditation and EFMD accreditation for its Master in Management Program. ESDES is ranked 86st on Financial Times business schools ranking.

With two campuses (Lyon and Annecy), ESDES offers a broad range of business and management programs at undergraduate (bachelors) and graduate levels (MiM, MSc). As part of UCLy, ESDES also offers double degree programs with the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Science.

Based on distinctive values, ESDES trains students to become responsible and committed managers who innovate and implement actions for the sustainable performance of companies.

Faculty is highly qualified and international (37%, 15 nationalities). Our faculty members are dedicated to research that is transformative and impactful on four main areas:

  • Social responsibility and ethical transformation of organizations
  • Finance and corporate governance in a sustainable environment
  • Economy and management of sustainable innovations
  • Sustainable marketing and consumer insights

Lyon is the most attractive French metropolis at the time of the ecological transition, both for its living environment and for its economic dynamism.

Please visit the website for further details about the school and the research center.


Job description :

The department of Strategy, entrepreneurship & international business is seeking to fill in one faculty position to maintain and develop its reputation for excellence in research and high-quality teaching.
In view of its current development, ESDES is opening a full-time position on its campus of Lyon as Assistant or Associate Professor in the fields:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Strategy (business model)
  • Innovation management

The main responsibilities of the appointee include the following:

  • Conducting research and publishing in journals in the FNEGE/ABS lists,
  • Teaching in various levels using innovative pedagogy (French & English)
  • Capacity to coordinate courses
  • Engage and participate in ESDES’s activities and school life

Full time position (CDI).
Remuneration will be based on the applicant’s academic qualifications and experience.
Successful candidates will be located in our Lyon Campus with some teaching assignments potentially on the Annecy campus.

Profile / skills required

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. from a leading institution (accredited AACSB or EQUIS) and have an established record of excellence in teaching (English) and research within the advertised discipline.

Candidates demonstrates team management skills and a strong sense of responsibility ideally with similar academic experience.

Documents to provide

If you feel the positions correspond to your profile, please apply by sending us the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including 2 references for contact
  • List your last 5 years published papers ranking using FNEGE and ABS quality guides
  • Up to 3 most representative papers
  • PhD Report and copy of your PhD diploma
  • Teaching evaluations

Applications must be sent by email before April 21st 2023.

Contact :

For further details, feel free to contact the Academic Affairs office,

The positions should be filled by September 2023.

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