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Date : 07/09/2022

Post-Doctoral research position in Agri-Food/Consumer Experience

Rennes School of Business
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Présentation de l'établissement :

Rennes School of Business is providing undergraduate and graduate education to more than 5,000 students from all over the world. A triple accredited institution (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), Rennes SB is the most international business school in France and one of the most multicultural of its kind, with 100 faculty members who are 75% international and come from 40 different countries. Our student body consists of 53% international students coming from more than 70 countries, making it the perfect job environment for international faculty.
Our Program Portfolio includes a full range of international programs: PhD, DBA, EMBA, specialized Masters, Programme Grande Ecole (PGE) and Bachelor’s degree. English is the main working and teaching language at the School, as the vast majority of programs are taught entirely in English. The research department includes 5 research centers (Agribusiness, Supply Chain, Organization, AI driven business and Financial markets)

Rennes SB is located in Western France, one hour and 25 minutes from the center of Paris by train, and less than one hour from the coast. It is the capital of Brittany, a region renowned amongst other things for its agricultural and fishing industries. Rennes has a strong economy and is also home to a very strong technology cluster and active entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is recognized for its outstanding quality of life and cultural environment.

More information about the School can be found here:

Description du poste :

The Agribusiness Research Center of Rennes School of Business is opening a position to work as part of a research team on a research project relating to food and information technologies experiences in France and potentially in the USA.

The post-doctoral position will involve working with a team of Professors on food behavior and use of information technologies (IT) project and will include a qualitative data collection in France and potentially in the USA. The project is joined with an IT company in the Brittany region.

The Assessment Committee will focus on the scientific quality of the application and on the post-doctoral research project. Five criteria will be used in evaluating candidates: CV, quality of research, interview, and presentation of a research paper.

The selection will have two phases:

  • Phase I: The Recruitment Committee will shortlist applicants based on their research experience, the quality of their research (approach, methodology, results), the complementarity between their research proposal and the research interests and expertise of the area of excellence.
  • Phase II: Interviews with the shortlisted candidates will be organized. Candidates will be evaluated on their presentation and communication skills, on the compatibility between their experience and skills and the objectives of the project.
    All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. Once the recruitment process is completed, each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application

Profil recherché / Compétences requises

To be eligible, post-doc candidates should hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in marketing with a particular focus on qualitative methods and consumer experiences. In the case that the candidate does not have a PhD degree by the date of her/his submission, (s)he should present a letter from her/his supervisor certifying that he/she will obtain his/her Ph.D. by the 31st of December 2022 at the latest.

The candidate should have an excellent level of both English and French and experience with qualitative interviewing techniques.
The successful applicant will also be expected to be able to plan and carry out a variety of research tasks relating to the project in English and French, to manage time, resources, data, and feedback to the team. The ideal candidate will be thinking of this position as a platform to build skills towards taking on a research professorship in the future.

Candidates should be proficient in both English and French.

Documents à transmettre

Candidates should submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Two letters of reference
  • Research project
  • Job market paper
  • Letter of Motivation

To apply, please submit your application on line :

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