Full / Associate Professor in Strategic Management (Business Strategy, Corporate Strategy, or International Business)

Company:emlyon business school

Location:France / Lyon

Discipline:Strategic Management (Business Strategy, Corporate Strategy, or International Business)

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time



emlyon business school is looking for a full/associate professor in strategic management with a strong research orientation towards business strategy, corporate strategy, or international business.

The candidate is willing to contribute and participate in collaborative research projects and associated teaching in and around business and corporate strategy (including international strategy) and related topics with other members of the Strategy & Organization (S&O) department.

The S&O department is home to 27 scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests in Strategic Management and Organization Theory. The S&O department aims at high quality research, as reflected in its publication record in A-level journals (AJS, AMJ, ASQ, ASR, ETP, JBV, JIBS, JMS, JoM, Org Science, Org Studies, SMJ, SO, Str Sc, etc.). Tight connections with different kinds of organizations provide opportunities for research and engaged scholarship.

The appointment is expected to begin September 1st, 2024, in our new facilities downtown Lyon. The selected candidate is expected to be based in Lyon or nearby. Emlyon has a relocation policy to support the moving process.


We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications in line with their level of application:

  • PhD / doctorate degree in strategy, management, or related fields
  • A strong publication track record in top-tier management journals and publication pipeline
  • Evidence of excellent teaching in English at different levels
  • Desire to collaborate in a collegial and dynamic department and to engage in all aspects of academic life.

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

Salary and conditions are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


emlyon business school, one of the leading French "Grandes Ecoles" in Management, holds a triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA). It has consistently been recognized for its research (2nd in France for research in management in the latest Shanghai ranking), employability of its students (2nd in France and 41st worldwide in the latest THE ranking). Emlyon has recently become a benefit corporation and its focus on CSR transpires into education (its Executive MBA is ranked 4th worldwide by the FT in the CSR category). It offers a wide range of programs including BBA, MSc in Management, Specialized Master's degrees, MBA, DBA, PhD, as well as open and tailor-made executive programs. A world-class institution, emlyon welcomes in its Faculty 166 highly qualified professors whose research informs the scientific conversation as well as economic and societal debates. The school counts five campuses around the world, in Lyon, Paris, Shanghai, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai.

Further information about emlyon business school can be found at:


emlyon business school is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of large universities with excellent research in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities (see: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a long tradition in entrepreneurship and with a strong digital industry. Renowned for its gastronomy, the city is a 2-hr train ride to several European major cities, Alpine ski resorts, and Mediterranean beaches.


  • A cover letter including motivation to join emlyon business school
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A research statement (with research samples and pipeline)
  • A teaching statement (with teaching evaluations)
  • Names and contact information of two referees

Please address your application package, or any question about the position to Professor Bernard Forgues, Chair of the Recruitment Committee, by email at: (with "Strategy position" in the Subject line).

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as application screening will begin immediately, and continue until the position has been filled.

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