Assistant Professor in Accounting


Location:France / Lille or Sophia Antipolis


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time



France – Campus Lille or Sophia Antipolis


SKEMA is seeking applicants for a position in Accounting.

Rank: Assistant Professor.

Starting date: September 2021.

Permanent full-time contract.

Salary and conditions are competitive, in line with international standards.


  • Hold a PhD in Accounting or a related field, from a recognized institution
  • Have promising research prospects, visible through ongoing submissions to high-level journals
  • Do research in areas consistent with the specializations of current Faculty members
  • Demonstrate initial teaching experience in the relevant disciplinary area
  • Show awareness of teaching and learning innovation
  • Committed to service in the institution
  • Able to teach in English (knowledge of French, although not strictly required, would be appreciated - support in learning French will be offered)
  • Be a team player with good communication skills, and a willingness to contribute to activities in the Academy and the Research Center


  • Publish peer-reviewed publications in relevant top journals (according to the SKEMA journal ranking list)
  • Teach at different levels in Accounting
  • Supervise students at different levels (undergraduate, graduate…)
  • Participate in the student selection process
  • Be a good academic citizen / Commit to the life of the institution and contribute to projects related to school strategy


With 9,000 students of 120 nationalities and 48,000 graduates in 145 countries, SKEMA Business School is a global school which, through its research, its 50 teaching programmes and its international multi-site structure trains and educates the talents that 21st century businesses need. The school is now present on 7 locations: 3 campuses in France (Lille, Sophia Antipolis, Paris), 1 in China (Suzhou), 1 in the United States (Raleigh), 1 in Brazil (Belo Horizonte) and 1 in South Africa (Stellenbosch - Cape Town). Since 2019, the school has also launched many initiatives around artificial intelligence, including the creation of a research laboratory based in Montreal, one of the world's major AI hubs.

In pursuing its ambitious global project, SKEMA seeks to stay at the forefront of innovation and education. We are therefore looking for women and men who reflect the school’s values: academic excellence, humanism and multiculturalism. SKEMA’s Faculty comprises more than 170 Professors. Their expertise allows us to provide educational programmes addressing the opportunities and challenges of a global environment. Structured around five research centers covering all major areas of business, and three Academies – Globalisation, Innovation and Digitalisation –, SKEMA offers great career opportunities for ambitious researchers.

SKEMA is multiaccredited - Equis, AACSB and EFMD Accredited EMBA. Its programmes are recognized in France (Visa, Master Degree, RNCP, CGE label), as well as in the United States (licensing), Brazil (certificação) and China.

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The successful candidate will be a member of FAIRR Research Center in Finance and Accounting that is dedicated to promoting top level academic research. The research center comprises about 25 faculty members in finance and accounting and about 10 PhD students from the internal PhD program in finance and accounting. FAIRR members are particularly focused on developing high-level expertise in the areas of digital finance, entrepreneurial finance and governance, intermediaries and financial regulation, alongside other corporate finance, market finance and accounting topics.

We organize regular research seminars on the three French campuses, host international workshops and run a PhD program with a dedicated Finance & Accounting track. Moreover, our researchers have access to a wide range of databases, including WRDS (CRSP, Compustat, WorldScope, ISS, IBES...), DealScan, SDC, Datastream etc.

Our members have presented their work on these topics at academic and professional conferences and international institutions. Their work has led to publications in top-ranked journals in finance, accounting, management, economics and entrepreneurial finance (including American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Corporate Finance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Management Accounting Research).

SKEMA Business School offers publication bonuses for peer-reviewed publications, following the French CNRS Journals Ranking list.


Applicants should send:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter
  • a selection of three representative publications
  • a teaching statement and teaching assessments

The complete application package should be submitted in English and sent by email to:

With object: application position in Accounting - FRANCE

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