The Law Department of HEC Paris (France) opens one tenure-track faculty position in Law, AI and Data Analytics

Job Description & Qualification

The Law Department of HEC Paris invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (assistant professor) starting with 1st September 2021. The successful candidate is expected to undertake research that combines law, IA and data analytics. This includes research around Regulation of IA, Smart Law, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Predictive Justice, LegalTech, Ethics of IA, Privacy and Data for Good. The resulting research is expected to lead to publications in top peer-review law journals. The applicant is also expected to be an excellent teacher.

Tenure-track professors are part of the Research Faculty of HEC Paris and will be teaching to Grande École and Specialized Masters students, the MBA programme and the Executive Education, depending on their field of interest.

During their first three years, tenure-track professors benefit from a reduced number of teaching hours, simplified access to research funds and an exemption from administrative duties. HEC Paris faculty receive excellent financial support for research, including grants from the HEC Foundation. The remuneration and benefits package is competitive by international standards and will be commensurate with experience and profile.

While HEC Paris is a bilingual school (English/French), the ability to teach in French is not mandatory. The work shall be mainly performed at HEC Paris campus in Jouy-en-Josas.

HEC Paris is committed to equal opportunities. It ensures the entire faculty, staff and students against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment on the basis of race, colour, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

1. Completion of a PhD degree in Law (or JSD equivalent) - dual education (data science, economics, management, ....) is an advantage.
2. Experience (academic or other) in the field of Law, AI and Data Analytics.
3. Publication record in the field of Law, AI and Data Analytics.
4. Fluency to work in a multicultural environment - this competence must be highlighted by concrete achievements in the cover letter.
5. Experience and ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner - this competence must be highlighted by concrete achievements in the cover letter.

A record of publications in leading international journals such as the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of Law and Economics, International Review of Law and Economics, American Business Law Journal, Common Market Law Review, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Law and Society Review, Computer Law and Security Review, European Journal of International Law, European Law Journal, Journal of International Economic Law, Regulation and Governance, American Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Legal Studies, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, Human Rights Law Review, Journal of Legal Analysis, etc. is an asset.

Familiarity with empirical legal research methods, statistics, as well as working ability in French a plus.

Application Procedure

Candidates must send their application to Mrs Olfa Mzita at

The application must contain:
1. A cover letter and, if possible, a 60 second video introducing the candidate.
2. Resume with emphasis on the publication record.
3. An electronic copy of one (1) research paper, published or accepted connected to Law, AI and Data Analytics.
4. A statement containing:
a. The candidate’s research agenda (2 pages max)
b. Two short course projects related to Law, IA and Data Analytics (1 page max)
c. A short description of the academic community/ies she/he belongs to and the experience gained in presenting her/his work at international conferences, possibly backed up by online videos (1 page max).

Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted virtually. When shortlisted, the candidates will be required to file two letters of reference.

Deadline: 15th February 2021 at 6 pm CET.

About the Organization

HEC Paris is France's first-ranked undergraduate school of management, and it is consistently ranked among the top-10 business schools in the world. HEC Paris rankings are available at the following address:
Further information regarding HEC Paris’ values, academic mission, course portfolio and corporate partnerships can be found at

HEC Paris is a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris with joint degrees in economics and data science, as well as the recently established "Hi Paris" an interdisciplinary center specialized in AI/data science and their impact on business, regulation and society. This recruitment is part of this collaboration.

About Law & Tax Department

HEC Law & Tax Department is a community of 12 faculty members and dozens of guest lecturers that interacts with more than 2,500 students every year. It offers two programs (the Master in Strategy & Law and the LLM in Law & International Management) and provides courses across virtually all HEC programs: from one-year specialized masters, the CEMS program to the MBA and Executive Education. It relies on the support of more than thirty law firms and 4 CAC-40 corporations (AXA, BNP Paribas, Société Générale and L’Oréal) who attend the annual Legal Career Forum.

The HEC Law Faculty edits the European Journal of Risk Regulation (Cambridge University Press).

Their major research areas are: transnational and European Union law; science, law & technology; corporate and tax law.

HEC Faculty regularly engage in public debates by authoring op-eds and other media appearances as well as convene international workshops.

The Law department is engaged in AI research

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Job ID

ID: J8224