Faculty Recruitment

Rennes School of Business: Multiple Full-time Permanent Positions in OB, OT, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems

About the positions

Due to its strong growth, Rennes School of business (or Rennes SB) has multiple permanent faculty positions open at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level in the following areas:

 

Organizational behavior and organization theory, in particular:

– Managing cultural diversity
– Human resource management
– CSR
– Network theory
– Institutional logics

 

Strategy, in particular:

– Competitive strategy
– Innovation strategy and knowledge management
– Global strategy
– Strategy in the context of digitalization, social media, and AI

 

Entrepreneurship and innovation, in particular:

– Small business management
– Creativity
– Social entrepreneurship
– Entrepreneurial process and cognition
– Entrepreneurship in the context of digitalization, social media, and AI

 

Finance, in particular:

– Financial markets
– Quantitative and corporate finance
– Islamic finance
– Artificial Intelligence (AI) business
– Agrifinance

 

Accounting, in particular:

– Accounting information systems
– Auditing
– Financial and managerial accounting (ability to teach in French is a plus)

 

Economics

 

Statistics and research methods

 

Marketing, in particular:

– Marketing metrics/analytics, customer data analysis
– Marketing communication
– Advertising, digital advertising, and ecommerce
– Marketing of innovation
– B2B marketing and negotiation in a B2B context
– Brand management, digital marketing, and branding

 

Supply Chain Management, in particular:

– Forecasting and inventory management, stochastic optimization of supply chains
– Revenue management
– Purchasing
– Distribution networks and transportation
– Green supply chain, green operations, reverse logistics, and/or closed loop supply chain

 

Information Systems, in particular:

– Big data management, data analytics, programming for data analytics, and social media intelligence
– Green IT, IT applications for sustainable operations, and supply chain management
– IT management, IS implementation, and advanced topics in IT or IS management
– Management of information systems

More in general, we are particularly interested across all disciplines in faculty focusing on agribusiness, AI-based business, managing and organizing in a complex world, and green and demand-driven supply chain. While not essential, skills in text analytics such as topics modeling will be considered a plus.

Start date is Sept 2019, but an earlier start could be negotiated. Appointments will be made at the rank consistent with research and teaching records. Candidates with high research potential will be considered for the Assistant position level.

Our focus is on producing high-quality research that is impactful both for the academic and the practitioner communities. Rennes SB offers very generous and innovative research incentives for people successfully engaging in research activities.

In addition to research, we highly value quality teaching, especially contributions to excellence and innovation in pedagogy (including e-learning). Service to the development of Rennes SB as well as to the practitioner and academic communities are also important elements of what we are looking for in our future faculty members.

Our salaries are competitive and will be commensurate with prior performance and experience. Our incentives – including generous publication bonuses – are highly competitive. We also provide assistance in relocation and housing search, French language courses, French social security benefits, complementary health insurance, and a complementary pension scheme.

About the candidates

We are looking for motivated, dynamic, high-potential candidates with the following characteristics:

  • Doctoral degree in a business-related field from an internationally recognized institution (e.g., AACSB). High-potential candidates who are close to completion will also be considered;
  • Publication record (or high publication potential) in high quality international peer-reviewed research journals in management
  • Willingness to contribute to the development and growth of Rennes SB
  • Ability to deliver quality classes in English in the discipline one is hired for (teaching evaluations required). Prior knowledge of French is not required
  • Proactive and collegial attitude toward her/his colleagues, academic department, and Rennes SB as a whole
  • Willingness to reach out to local, national, and international business community to disseminate one’s research and provide expertise

About Rennes School of Business

Rennes SB is a fast growing institution providing undergraduate and graduate education to more than 4,500 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 a Faculty that is 91% non-French, coming 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 Programme Portfolio includes a full range of international programmes: PhD, DBA, EMBA, specialized Masters, Programme Grande École (PGE) and Bachelor’s Degree.  English is the main working and teaching language at the School, as the vast majority of programmes are taught entirely in English.
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. The capital of Brittany, Rennes has a strong economy and is recognized for its outstanding quality of life and cultural environment with a wide range of private and public amenities including excellent primary and secondary schools. Rennes is also home to a very strong technology cluster and active entrepreneurial ecosystem.
More information about the School can be found on our website.

Application procedure

Screening of applications will start on October 1 and continue until the positions are filled. The application package consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (with the names and contact information of at least three referees), research statement, teaching statement, representative publications and/or working papers (maximum three), teaching evaluations and any record of services to the research, academic, and business communities. Please merge all the information in a single .pdf document bearing the candidate’s last name and email it to faculty_recruitment@rennes-sb.com. The three recommendation letters should be sent directly by the referees to the same email address.

We will also interview promising candidates at the EFMD-SOLVAY job fair in Brussels (October 5-7, 2018).

For any question, feel free to contact us.