Faculty Recruitment

Due to its strong growth, Rennes School of Business has a position of Associate or Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI) / machine learning applied to any business discipline.

Full-time Permanent Research Position

Full-time Permanent Research Position in Artificial Intelligence (AI) / machine learning applied to business


About the position

Rennes School of Business (or Rennes SB) has a position of Associate or Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI) / machine learning applied to any business discipline.

A particular interest is in recruiting in finance or marketing, but any strong candidate in any business discipline will be considered.
You will join the cross-disciplinary AI Business Area of Excellence in Rennes School of Business, where a team of approximately 20-30 faculty are researching issues related to AI Business. The AI Business Area of Excellence is the first AI Business research centre in France and has six axes of research specialisation:

  • AI Business Strategy
  • AI Predictive Analytics
  • AI Consumer Behaviour
  • AI and Digital Innovation
  • AI and New Age Operations Management
  • Responsible AI Business

An expectation is that you will have a number of strong publications (rated at an A-level: either ABS 4, CNRS 1, FNEGE 1) as well as a strong pipeline of future publications. As collaboration is key to the area of excellence and a great working environment, you will need to show support for being interested in collaboration (for example through multiple past research collaborations across multiple institutions), as well as an interest in mentorship for junior faculty.

Rennes School of Business highly values quality teaching, especially contributions to excellence and innovation in pedagogy (including e-learning), so being able to show evidence of this is important.

Starting date is Sept 2020, but an earlier start could be negotiated.
Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with prior performance and experience. Our incentives 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.

Formal position requirements

  • Doctoral degree in a business-related field from an internationally recognized institution (e.g., EQUIS, AACSB);
  • Excellent research publications and strong pipeline of future research ideas in the domain of AI applied to business;
  • Excellence in teaching;
  • Willingness to contribute to the development and growth of Rennes SB and the AI Business Area of Excellence;
  • English must be fluent as this is the language of Rennes School of Business (prior knowledge of French is not a requirement and assistance with learning French will be provided);
  • Proactive and collegial attitude towards colleagues, academic departments, and Rennes SB as a whole.

Application procedure

Screening of applications is ongoing and will 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 and teaching philosophy outline, representative intellectual contributions, and teaching evaluations. 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

For an informal conversation about the position please contact Michael Dowling, the Director of the AI Business Area of Excellence.

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 95% non-French, coming from 40 different countries. Our student body consists of 55% 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, iMBA, 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.