Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Accounting

Company:SKEMA Business School

Location:France / Paris or Lille


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time



SKEMA Business School ( invites applications for two positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full), in the Accounting area, to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will develop and/or lead academic research projects with the aim of publishing in the field's highest quality journals.

We encourage applications from scholars with a focus on quantitative research in accounting but are willing to consider other research methods. The school offers a vibrant research environment with strong established groups, e.g. in finance and AI and seeks to expand one in Accounting. The candidate may be asked to teach online or on campus-based undergraduate and/or graduate level courses. The candidate is expected to contribute to student mentorship, to projects related to SKEMA SKY25 corporate strategy, and to be actively engaged in other service initiatives, including student selection processes. If appropriate, s/he may take on a coordination role.

The position is permanent with a full-time contract. Salary and conditions are competitive, in line with international standards. SKEMA Business School offers publication bonuses for peer-reviewed publications, following the French CNRS Journals Ranking list. The language of work and instruction is English. Knowledge of French is not required, and we will not use it as a criterion for selection. SKEMA Business School offers support in learning French.

Qualifications must include:

  • A Ph.D. in Accounting or related field.
  • Strong evidence of recent research productivity and teaching excellence in accounting, or related fields, including evidence of conference presentations, high quality peer-reviewed research publications, exemplary teaching ratings, and awards.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a collegial environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to service and/or outreach activities.

Applications should include:

  • A letter of application stating why you are interested in SKEMA Business School
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of research interests and direction.
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (please list courses you have taught or would prefer to teach).
  • Evidence of research activity (1-2 writing samples or reference to research available online).
  • Evidence of teaching performance (include teaching evaluations if available).
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Any additional document that the applicant may consider as relevant.

The application should be submitted in English and sent by email to, with the title: “application position in  ACCOUNTING – FRANCE”.

Any questions should be sent to

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon submission.

Applications will be reviewed until December 31, 2021 or until the position is filled.


With 9,000 students of 120 nationalities and 51,000 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 business requires. The school currently has 7 campuses worldwide: 3 campuses in France (Lille, Sophia Antipolis, Paris), 1 in China (Suzhou and Nanjing), 1 in the United States (Raleigh), 1 in Brazil (Belo Horizonte) and 1 in South Africa (Stellenbosch - Cape Town).  The school is also developing a research and resource laboratory on Artificial Intelligence based in Montreal, one of the world's major AI hubs. SKEMA’s Faculty comprises more than 170 Professors, organized by Academy – Globalisation, Innovation and Digitalisation – and Research Centers. SKEMA is multi-accredited - 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 hired candidate with be part of the FAIRR Research Center, which is dedicated to promoting top level academic research in Finance and Accounting. The research center comprises about 25 faculty members in finance and accounting and more than 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 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, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice).

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