Assistant / Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management

Company:Audencia Business School

Location:France / Nantes

Discipline:Supply Chain Management

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


REF. BS02-SCM: Assistant / Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Audencia Business School invites applications for a new SCM opening with research orientation.

Audencia Business School holds Triple AACSB EQUIS and AMBA accreditation and is one of the leading European and French business schools. Audencia offers a wide range of programmes, including BBA, Masters/MSc, MBA, Doctorate and Executive Education Programmes and employs 137 core faculty members from 29 countries.

Sustainable SCM at Audencia:

  • A core team of five permanent professors
  • Research themes include: sustainable sourcing and social procurement, purchasing innovation and digitalisation, skills for sustainable purchasing, supply chain risk, resilience and financing, supplier relationships and networks, circular supply chains and agri-foods, energy transition supply networks.
  • 1 Chair: The Axys chair focused on Purchasing and Digital Innovation.
  • The Sustainable SCM group is responsible for several specialized masters levels programmes and teach across a wide range of programmes.


The candidate for the position must:

  • Hold a PhD in SCM or related area.
  • Have an established (for Associate level) or promising (for Assistant level) record of high impact research publications in SCM-related fields.
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching skills at graduate, post-graduate and executive education levels.
  • Be able to teach in English language (French is a plus).
  • Be a great team player.
  • Be interested in collaborating with colleagues and applying for external funding.
  • For higher-level applications: Play an active part in International Academic Networks related to SCM.


The successful candidate will join Audencia’s Sustainable Supply Chain Management Group, under the Business & Society Department. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in:

  • Digital Operations/SCM
  • Logistics Management

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Designing, managing, and delivering courses in graduate, postgraduate, executive and research programmes in the field of SCM.
  • Carrying out and publishing high-quality research in international academic journals and student/practitioner printed or digital media.
  • Engaging with SCM faculty group and contributing to research life of the Department.

Campus location

Our campuses (Atlantic and City Campus) are located in Nantes, a mid-sized city in western France serviced by an international airport and are 2 hours away from Paris by train. Bustling with cultural and social events, the sandy Atlantic coastline an hour’s drive away to the west, and rolling vineyards and castles to the east, Nantes is the ideal city to live in. Home to more than 1,330 companies based in the city, Nantes also boasts a rich economic and industrial identity. Audencia Business School also holds campuses in Paris, la Roche sur Yon, Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu.


Electronic applications are to be sent by e-mail to, latest March 1, 2021.
The application packet must include the following documents addressed to Dr Thibaut BARDON, Associate Dean for Faculty. Please cite the reference number REF. BS02-SCM in the subject line of your application:

  • Application letter
  • Contact information for two persons willing to give recommendations.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information regarding previous teaching experience, teaching evaluations and teaching philosophy.
  • A research statement showcasing the present and future research direction
  • A list of publications, pipeline of outputs currently under review and in progress and an example of work in progress in the main area of specialization.

Informal inquiries about the post can be sent to: Emma Avetisyan, Head of pedagogy for the Business & Society department ( or Thomas Johnsen in the Sustainable SCM group (

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