Job Opportunity – Assistant/Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at Audencia Business School

Assistant / Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at Audencia Business School

Sept 2019_ENTPosition Assist Associate Prof Entrepreneurship

Audencia Business School ( invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Entrepreneurship effective from September 2019.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A good working knowledge of English is compulsory. Knowledge of French is a plus.

Position requirements: a balanced profile committed to research, teaching and Faculty
The preferred candidate for the position will offer a balanced and complementary profile. He/she will:

  • hold a PhD in a discipline relevant to Entrepreneurship studies (entrepreneurship and other business disciplines, social sciences, finance)
  • demonstrate evidence of expertise in research in Entrepreneurship
  • demonstrate evidence of expertise in teaching in Entrepreneurship
  • have an ongoing program of academic research and publishing in top-tier journals on the subject of Entrepreneurship
  • demonstrate capacity and interest to coordinate an Entrepreneurship program (a previous coordination experience will be appreciated)
  • demonstrate significant relational qualities and team spirit
  • demonstrate capacity to develop research-related projects relevant for Audencia
  • be expected to contribute to outreach activities to the broader practitioner community.

International profiles are highly encouraged to apply.

Position overview
The position is located within Audencia’s “Business and Society” Department that gathers Entrepreneurship and CSR/sustainable supply chain management faculty. The Entrepreneurship current team consists of seven professors with various and complementary profiles. Their research focuses on Family Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs’ Financing, Support of entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial practices and Corporate Entrepreneurship.
For more information on the Business and Society Department and on the Entrepreneurship team, please visit: )

Audencia Business School 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 MSc, MBA, Executive MBA, European Master in Management, Doctorate and Executive Education Programmes, with 120 core faculty members from 28 countries.
Audencia Business School is one of the first Business Schools to develop programs (including an incubator) in Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship plays a key role in all diplomas delivered by Audencia (Audencia Grande Ecole, Audencia Sciences Com, Audencia Bachelor, MBA, MSc et MS). Overall, around 1500h teaching are delivered. Each year, 1500 students attend an Entrepreneurship course. Those who wish can join the « Audencia Startup Lab » or, later in their curriculum, the Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator. Both offer dedicated specialized support. Audencia’s goal in Entrepreneurship is to develop a life-long entrepreneurial capital among its students.
Audencia also hosts a chair in “Family Entrepreneurship and Society” (see and a chair “Finance for Innovation” (
The candidate should have the potential contribute to Audencia’s reputation and expertise in those different domains.

The school is located in the city of Nantes, just 2 hours away from Paris by train, serviced by an international airport. With a vibrant city life full of cultural and other events, the sandy Atlantic coast to the west of the city and rolling vineyards and royal castles to the east, it is it an ideal city to live in. Perhaps these are the reasons for which Time Magazine selected Nantes as ‘the most liveable city in Europe’. In addition to its pleasant environment, the city also boasts a rich economic and industrial identity. Nantes is rich in activity, with more than 40 000 companies housed in the city.

Application candidates should send an electronic application, including an application letter, a curriculum vitae (including a full list of publications), two selected publications, information regarding teaching performance and names of two referees by e-mail to André Sobczak, Audencia’s Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at
Applications will be evaluated when received.
Deadline: March, 31st 2019.

For more information
Prof. Claire Champenois (Head of Research – Business and Society Department; Entrepreneurship Professor):

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