Two Faculty Positions in Information Systems at ESSEC Business School

The Department of Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) at ESSEC Business School invites applications for two full-time faculty positions in Information Systems at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels starting September 2024. The positions will be based in the campus near Paris, France.

Frist: 06.11.2023

ESSEC is a leading European business school with campuses in France, Singapore, and Morocco. The school offers both graduate and undergraduate level training in business administration (Master in Management, Executive MBA, Masters of Science, Specialized Masters, PhD, Global BBA). The Master in Management is ranked 5th in the world in the latest 2023 Financial Times ranking, and the school’s Executive Education is consistently ranked among the top global programs. For more information on ESSEC, please visit:

Members of the IS group (with 10 full-time faculty) employ a variety of research methods and regularly publish their work in premier journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Organization Science. Research topics include:

  • Digital business, innovation, and IS strategy
  • Business impact of artificial intelligence and blockchain
  • Processes of IS change
  • IS design, implementation, and use
  • Data governance and analytics
  • IS theory and research methods
  • Ethics of emerging technologies.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Information Systems or a related area.

  • Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should have some record of publication in leading IS journals, and/or a promising pipeline of papers targeted for publication in such journals.
  • Candidates for the Associate Professor position should have an established record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • Candidates for the Full Professor position should be internationally recognized scholars, who have significant achievements in research and teaching, and have made substantial contributions to the IS field.

The level of appointment (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) is open, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We will pay close attention to profiles with demonstrated expertise in artificial intelligence, digital entrepreneurship, IS sustainability/responsibility, design science research, and IS economics. The IS group is committed to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of the positions include research in the candidate's area of expertise and teaching courses on IS management, digital transformation, digital business, or other contemporary topics. The IDS department proposes a wide range of electives and regularly updates its course catalog to reflect emergent topics and the evolution of the field.

ESSEC's teaching and business languages are English and French. Prior knowledge of French is not required and the school provides French courses to non-French speaking faculty. There is no requirement for international faculty to teach in French.

The application package must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a CV containing a complete list of publications
  • a research statement
  • a teaching statement
  • teaching evaluations (if the candidate has teaching experience)
  • contact information of at least three referees
  • a job market paper (required) and two additional papers (optional).

For full consideration, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before November 6, 2023, when the department will start reviewing applications and conducting interviews. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Some members of the IS group will be attending ICIS 2023 in Hyderabad, where interviews will be planned. Online interviews of shortlisted candidates will also be organized.

For further information, prospective candidates are invited to contact Dr. Nicolas PRAT (