Full Professor in Corporate Finance F/M

HEADway People is a leading direct sourcing specialist recruiting exclusively for the higher education, research and training sectors. Excelia Group, an internationally recognised French Management School based in La Rochelle, Tours and Orleans, has engaged our services for the recruitment of an outstanding individual for the position of:

Full Professor in Corporate Finance


Created in 1988, Excelia currently educates more than 4,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students across its 5 schools: Excelia Business School, Excelia School of Tourism & Hospitality, Excelia Academy, Excelia Digital School, and Excelia Executive Education, located on its 3 campuses in La Rochelle, Tours and Orleans.

Excelia is a member of the French major Business School association, Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE), and is featured in national Business School rankings as well as in the prestigious Financial Times ranking. In 2020, its Master in Management programme was ranked 48th worldwide, a rise of 18 places, and Excelia Business School was ranked 63rd best Business School in Europe, a rise of 16 places. Furthermore, Excelia Business School holds AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA accreditations, for its Master in Management programme.

Excelia is a higher education institute with a strong commitment to research, with an active and dynamic Faculty of 95 permanent members, 62 of which are research-active Faculty members, spread over 5 teaching and research departments. Excelia focusses on 3 interdisciplinary areas of research: Sustainable Development and CSR, Tourism Management, and Agility, Innovation and Digitalisation (AID).

Within the scope of its current development plans, Excelia is looking to recruit 40 research-active Faculty members within the next 4 years to drive forward its 2020-2025 strategic plan.

To be an active researcher with publications in academic journals is mandatory. We especially appreciate candidates who can root their research activities in one of our 3 expertise areas.

The department Finance, Accounting and Information Systems invites applications for full-time assistant or associate professor.


About you

The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Corporate Finance, conduct and publish top-quality research in peer reviewed journals and work effectively as part of a collaborative team.

Candidates have to demonstrate research productivity and have a proven track record of teaching. Experience in the use of blended learning for teaching is considered a plus.

The position requires a doctorate in Finance (or other related field) and fluency in English (candidate will have to teach in English – French is not a requirement). The salary is commensurate with candidate´s experience and qualifications and in line with the system of remuneration at Excelia Group and includes high level incentives for research publications.

Excelia Group actively seeks to increase the number of international professors among its faculty. It also adheres to a policy of diversity and gender equality across all fields of its activities.

Please note that although Excelia’s main campus is in La Rochelle, positions can be based in La Rochelle, Tours, or Orleans, with possible teaching requirements on the three campuses.




Candidates should submit a letter of application, a full curriculum vita (including teaching description and current research in progress), one or two research papers, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evaluations of the last courses taught and at least 3 confidential letters of reference forwarded directly. We encourage candidates to describe their experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. Headway People may ask candidates for supplementary information.

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Offer ID Excelia_FPCF
Deposit date 06-15-2021
Opening position date As soon as posible
Category Teaching Community
Status Open
Contract CDI
Location La Rochelle - Tours - Orléans

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