The Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society in The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne) invites applications for a full time position as
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
In Management of Grand Challenges
HEC Lausanne is recognized as one of the top business schools in Europe and offers an excellent infrastructure for research including support staff, individual research budgets, internal funding opportunities, and conference and research support. The new professor will be a member of the Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society of HEC Lausanne. The department provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment. The members of the department have backgrounds in various disciplines including management, economics, political science, sociology, and philosophy. We publish in top-tier journals in organization and management studies, and other areas.
The department engages with the important societal questions of our times and seeks to inspire and shape the transition towards responsible business and a sustainable economy. We expect the new professor to contribute to these efforts and to orient their research and teaching toward the management of grand challenges. Grand challenges comprise global societal problems, such as the transition to a carbon-free economy, the fight against poverty and inequality, and the alleviation of precarious working conditions that are emerging as a result of digitalization and artificial intelligence. These challenges are complex and require the coordinated and sustained effort from business firms and other private and public actors, as well as the development of a transformative business strategy, which acknowledge that companies have a responsibility that goes beyond making a profit.
The focus area on the management grand challenges is in line with the university’s strategic goal to strengthen research and teaching on sustainability. It also offers important synergies with the six other UNIL faculties and other universities through the Interdisciplinary Center for Sustainability, the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Ethics, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub, and the Enterprise of Society research center.
To be eligible for the position, candidates must hold a PhD in Management or in a related filed and bring a demonstrably international reputation to the University of Lausanne. A research record commensurate with the rank of the professorship, demonstrated excellence in teaching social and environmental issues in management at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, and the desire to work in a collegial, interdisciplinary department also are required. The successful candidate must be able to teach in English and French after six years.
Applications should be submitted by October 31st, 2020 (11:59 pm local time Lausanne) via the above link (only applications submitted through this link will be considered). Please fill in the electronic application form and upload curriculum vitae, cover letter, samples of scholarly work, and the names and addresses of maximum three references.
Additional information may be otbtained from Prof. Patrick Haack, member of the Departement of Strategy, Globalization and Society, HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men of woman among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.
Internal Number: 16350
About HEC Lausanne
Since 1911, HEC Lausanne has been training future executives and business leaders to become active players in the world of business and economics. HEC Lausanne also prepares students who wish to pursue an academic career.Recognized as one of the top management and economics schools, HEC Lausanne distinguishes itself through its top-class education and excellent research. At the heart of its mission, this synergy between teaching and research has ensured the School’s success for more than 100 years. HEC Lausanne uses research to train competent and responsible executives and entrepreneurs, and also to advise organizations, businesses and policy makers.The Place, the School, and its programs occupy in international rankings and scientific journal publications attests to the quality of its training and research, as do the accreditations it has been awarded by the prestigious EQUIS and AMBA organizations.Enjoying a strong international reputation, the dynamic HEC Lausanne intends to continue its development as a leading public institution in integrated management and economic training at the European and global levels. HEC Lausanne in brief•Excellence in teaching which provides a solid... foundation for future careers•High level research with 350 researchers•Strong international influence: more than 130 international academic partnerships and 400 exchange students every year•Firmly anchored in the business world through its network of 13‘000 alumni and close links with companies, organizations, and public authorities in Switzerland and abroad.•More than fifteen student associations, all of which are very active on campus•A Career Center that serves as a point of contact between students and companies•A continuing education platform with the Executive MBA and Executive Education