Job Description & Qualification

SKEMA Business School ( invites applications for two positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full), in the Accounting area, to begin August 2023. 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 will be expected to: produce excellent research; teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in accounting; contribute to student mentorship; and participate in projects related to the SKEMA SKY25 corporate strategy.

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. The language of work and teaching is English. Knowledge of French is not required, and is not a criterion for selection. SKEMA Business School offers support in learning French.

Qualifications must include:

• A Ph.D. in Accounting or related field.
• Evidence of recent research productivity (for application to associate and full professor) and teaching excellence in accounting or related fields.
• 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.


The hired candidate will 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).

Application Procedure

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; published articles or working papers).
• 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”.

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About the Organization


With 9,000 students of 120 nationalities and 51,000 alumni in 145 countries, SKEMA Business School is a global school which trains and educates the talents that 21st century business requires through its research, its 50 teaching programmes, and its international multi-site structure. The school currently has campuses in France (Lille, Sophia Antipolis, Paris), China (Suzhou and Nanjing), the United States (Raleigh), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), and South Africa (Stellenbosch). The school is also developing a research laboratory on Artificial Intelligence in Montreal (Canada), 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), the United States (licensing), Brazil (certificação) and China.

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ID: J12031