Assistant /Associate professor in Strategy – Audencia Nantes France

Audencia ( invites applications for the position of Assistant /Associate professor in Strategy. The position is for a full-time, non-fixed term contract effective immediately. The deadline for applications is on March 1st 2022.


Position duties and requirements

We are looking for applicants for a position in Strategy/ Strategic Management. Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. or a Doctorate from an AACSB, Equis accredited university or part of the top75 Shanghai ranking. They shall be able to demonstrate their ability to teach effectively across all levels and using different modes of delivery. Their research interests should be aligned with the axes of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation. They shall have a track record in publishing in top-tier ABS/Fnege ranked international journals. The teaching associated with the position will be in English and possibly in French. The applicant should also demonstrate ability to coordinate pedagogical activities among which a core course. Dual strategy/entrepreneurship profile scholars are welcome to apply.

Position overview

The new faculty member will join the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation at Audencia. The research and pedagogy axes of the department are: Entrepreneuring & Strategizing, Futures & Foresight for Innovation, Diversity & Plurality – Context & Identity and Supporting, Financing & Growing.

The department counts 21 members of permanent faculty whose recent publications include articles in the Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Academy of Management Learning & Education, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of world Business, Technovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Business Review, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior Research. Faculty members are involved in Editorial boards of top tier International and French Journals and International and French Academic Associations. Our department is also home to two research chairs – Chair in Family Entrepreneurship and Society and Chair in Finance for Innovation. Research active members of our department are supported by our International Affiliate Faculty: Prof. Gideon Markman and Prof. Sarah Jack.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with potential and experience. There are a number of benefits attached to the contract including an individual research or pedagogical budget, the possibility to apply for additional internal funding opportunities, performance-based bonuses, and family medical coverage.

Audencia is triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and one of the leading European and French business schools. The school offers a wide range of programs including MS Grande Ecole, MScs, MBA, Executive MBA, European Master in Management, Doctorate and Executive Education Programmes, with 149 core faculty members from 32 countries. The school is very dynamic, has grown significantly in the most recent years and will continue to do so with new positions opening in the future. Audencia fosters both high-level research and high-level pedagogy and has a workload model that allows faculty to place emphasis on either of the two.

The school has campuses in France and abroad. This position is for the Nantes campus. Nantes is just 2 hours away from Paris by train, serviced by an international airport. The eclecticism of its landscapes and architecture, its dynamism and the diversity of its cultural events, along with the quality of the environment which won it the label of European Green Capital, regularly places Nantes at the top of the best cities to live in. In addition to its pleasant environment (vineyards, royal castles, rivers, the sandy Atlantic coast…), the city also boasts a rich economic and industrial identity. As the 6th largest city in France, the metropolitan region of Nantes is number two in the country in terms of job growth. In 2021, more than 55 803 companies are housed in the city.



Candidates should send a cover letter, a recent curriculum vitae including a detailed list of publications, pipeline of work in progress, recent teaching evaluations, and contact information of two referees by e-mail to: Prof. Thibaut BARDON, Associate Dean for Faculty: Please quote reference ProfStrat22-AUD in the subject of your emailDeadline: March 1st, 2022.

For more information:

Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation Head of Department: Prof. Vincent Lefebvre,

Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation Head of Research: Prof. Natalia Vershinina,

Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation at Audencia:


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