Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at emlyon Business School

emlyon Business School, seeks candidates to fill an assistant professor position, starting in September, 2021, to reinforce its OCE research center. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who demonstrate excellent research and teaching competences with a strong background in the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities, particularly Anthropology/Sociology with a strong interest in topics related to contemporary pressing social issues such as poverty, inequality, precariousness and all forms of social exclusion, migrations, north/south relations. All applicants should have completed their Ph.D., or be close to complete it.

The position will be based at Ecully Campus (Lyon) with possible travels to the other French campuses (Paris, St. Etienne).

The selected candidate will closely collaborate with our existing team of professors and researchers in the school.

OCE research center seeks to understand the transformations of contemporary societies, organizations and work through different lenses. Its members conduct research on topics such as social exclusion and social change, social movements, ethics, power and resistance, new forms of work and control, as well as the transformations of social relationships and their implications on individuals’ lives. Members of the research center teach in different programs. Many of them are experienced ethnographers involved in teaching social sciences methods and topics with an attempt to familiarize students with rigorous fieldwork-based research.

Members of the OCE Research Center have published in a number of social science, organization and management journals. They are actively involved in many scholarly associations (EGOS, CMS, AOM) and also serve in editorial board roles at leading journals. They also publish books regularly.


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 candidates who meet the following requirements.

  1. Having a Ph.D. in Social Sciences or Humanities (candidates who are close to completion are also acceptable). A particular interest in the anthropology/sociology of pressing social issues revolving around the processes of social exclusion, social violence, poverty, inequality, growing precariousness in and out worlds of work, migrations, will be appreciated. OCE research center aims to develop research in these areas over the coming years.
  2. Demonstrating potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in top social sciences and organization/management journals.
  3. Showing interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in mentoring students.
  4. Having a relevant international network.
  5. Being a team player with good communication skills.

Responsibilities for this position include: conducting and publishing academic research and teaching, along with contributing to the service mission of the OCE research center. Teaching opportunities are available at the undergraduate, masters, and executive level.

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 French basic notions 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.


  • A cover letter including motivation to join emlyon business school
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations)
  • Reference letters from two referees

Possible questions about the position can be addressed to Professor David COURPASSON, Director of OCE Research Center,

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.

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

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