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Open-Rank Faculty Position at HEC Paris: Strategy and Business Policy Department

  • 1.  Open-Rank Faculty Position at HEC Paris: Strategy and Business Policy Department

    Posted 07-04-2022 20:53
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    In anticipation of possible hiring, the Strategy and Business Policy Department at HEC Paris invites applications for an open-rank faculty position. The start date is Fall 2023. Compensation, research funding, and travel support are highly competitive, and similar to those at leading business schools in North America and Western Europe. We are seeking candidates with doctoral training and a strong research orientation in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, and related subfields. All applicants must have a PhD degree (or be close to completion). Knowledge of French is not required or expected. The official application deadline will be during the Fall 2022 (TBA).

    We will conduct a limited number of informal individual meetings at the 2022 AoM Conference. These meetings are not a prerequisite for an official application in the Fall 2022, and non-selection for an AoM meeting will not impact full consideration of an official application. Applicants interested in an AoM meeting, should email the Hiring Committee by July 17 at strategy-application@hec.fr with:

    • A brief cover letter describing the interest in the position and relevant qualifications
    • A curriculum vitae
    • The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references


    Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris specializes in education and research in management science. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide and the most prestigious French business school, HEC Paris offers a complete and highly selective range of programs for business students and executives – including MBA, EMBA, MiM, Specialized MSc, PhD, various Executive Education programs in France, Qatar, Africa and China. The school has over 170 professors, two campuses (France, Qatar) and trains over 4,500 students in degree programs and 8,000 executives every year. HEC Paris holds triple academic accreditation by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. The school is autonomous and privately governed and managed by a Board of Directors. Its shareholders are the CCI Paris Île-de-France, the HEC Foundation, and the HEC Alumni.

    HEC Paris in the Rankings:

    Mission and Values:                  

    The mission of HEC Paris is twofold: (1) to educate the global business leaders of tomorrow and (2) to excel at the production of knowledge in management science. What makes HEC Paris unique is its ambition to empower individuals through knowledge – its vision of education as an endogenous growth mechanism and a driver of social welfare through entrepreneurship and the creation of economic value. The school's motto reflects this mission: "The more you know, the more you dare". The school enacts its mission through a cutting-edge research environment, continuous pedagogical innovation, and close connections to the corporate world and its alumni network. HEC Paris is a non-discriminatory and equal opportunity employer and values diversity and pluralism, equity, inclusion, integrity and ethics, and collaborative work.


    The Strategy and Business Policy Department is composed of 19 Tenure Track Faculty, 11 Education Track Faculty, 2 Affiliate Professors and 1 Senior Research Fellow across our two campuses, in France and Qatar (faculty directory). Our faculty rank mix is well-balanced between junior, mid-level, and senior professors; gender parity is a primary goal. Department professors have diverse backgrounds; tenure-track faculty have disciplinary doctoral training in sociology, organization theory, applied and experimental economics, data analytics and computational social science from leading universities worldwide. Research interests are eclectic, including broad micro and macro areas such as:

    • Creativity and learning; reputation, status, and fame; cognition and decision making; human capital, employee mobility, and incentives theory; institutional logic; language and coordination.
    • Organizational structure and design, social networks, and social capital; organizational learning and group decision-making processes; strategy implementation.
    • Competitive strategy, strategy dynamics, and sustainable competitive advantage; firm innovation and technology development, multi-sided markets; business models.
    • Corporate strategy and international business; firm partnerships and mergers and acquisitions, value-based strategy; private equity investment; corporate governance.
    • Non-market strategy; corporate political activity; corporate scandals and misconduct; public-private policy; sustainability and CSR; (social) entrepreneurship; inclusive economy; global warming.
    • The formal foundations of strategy, the economics of strategy and organization; data analytics, digitization, digital strategy, and transformation.

    The department research productivity from 2018 to 2020 – the last three years of data before the full effects of the Covid19 pandemic were experienced – was of a total of 23 A-journal publications, with 21 total publications in the five main Strategy A-journals – Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science. This publication productivity is at par with the top 5 Management departments in the United States in terms of Strategy A-journal publications per faculty (and with the top 10 US Management departments in absolute number of Strategy A-journal publications), as listed in the TAMUGA Rankings. Besides the five main Strategy journals, our department has also published in Nature, Management Science, the American Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and Research Policy. Currently, the department has 16 doctoral students (PhD student directory). The department designs and runs multiple programs across the school, including the MSc in Strategic Management, the MBA Strategy Specialization, the MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization, the PhD Strategy Specialization and the EMBA and TRIUM EMBA Strategy area curriculum.


    For additional information about the position, please contact the Department Co-Chairs or the Hiring Committee. If you require assistance with your application or experience technical problems, please contact the Department Administrative Assistants.

    • Application Email: strategy-application@hec.fr
    • Department Co-Chairs:
      Oliver Gottschalg: gottschalg@hec.fr, (+33)
      Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida: pachecodealmeida@hec.fr, (+33)
    • Hiring Committee:
      Olivier Chatain: chatain@hec.fr, (+33)
      Oliver Gottschalg: gottschalg@hec.fr, (+33)
      Marieke Huysentruyt: huysentruyt@hec.fr, (+33)
      John Mawdsley: mawdsley@hec.fr, (+33)
      Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida: pachecodealmeida@hec.fr, (+33)
    • Department Administrative Assistants:
      Nathalie Regnier: regnier@hec.fr, (+33)
      Isabel Anaya Perez: anaya-perez@hec.fr, (+33)
    • Department Website:
    • Department Research Tenure Track Faculty:
      Yeonsin Ahn, Mitali Banerjee, Olivier Chatain, Ankur Chavda, Yasir Dewan, Rodolphe Durand, Pierre Dussauge, Oliver Gottschalg, Marieke Huysentruyt, Hyejun Kim, John Mawdsley, Denisa Mindruta, Tomasz Obloj, Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida, Nils Plambeck, Bertrand Quélin, Elie Sung, Georg Wernicke, and Matthew Yeaton.
    • Department Education Track Faculty, Affiliate Faculty, and Senior Research Fellows:
      Wolfgang Amann, Anne-Valérie Corboz, Bénédicte Faivre Tavignot, Vincent Fraitot, Laurence Lehmann Ortega, Frédéric Leroy, Julien Levy, Pablo Martin De Holan, Hélène Musikas, Thomas Paris, Bertrand Pointeau, Michel Safars, Olivier Sibony, and Patricia Thornton.

    Goncalo Pacheco-de-Almeida
    HEC Paris
    (+33) (0)1 3967 9762