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Part-time/Fractional positions in Strategy and Organisation, and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at Assistant/Associate/Professor level

École Polytechnique - Department of Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (MIE)

Location: Paris - France
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th January 2021
Expires: 28th February 2021

The Department of Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (MIE) of the École Polytechnique (“l’X”) – Polytechnique Institute of Paris (IP Paris) University – is opening several Part-time/Fractional positions at Professor level in Strategy and Organisation, and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship starting September 1, 2021. and carrying out teaching and research activities at École Polytechnique. 

Founded over 225 ago, École Polytechnique is one of the oldest STEM higher education institution in the world. One of the famed French “Grandes Écoles”, and consistently ranked as the best STEM HE institution in France, École Polytechnique has been ranked 2nd best “small universities” in the World (behind CalTech) by the Times Higher Education for the third year in a row. It is also ranked 2nd in France and 15th best European University in the 2020 QS World University ranking, 4th worldwide in the THE Alma Mater Index 2017 (global business elite education) and 6th worldwide by Nature’s “Nobel Prize Alma Mater” institutions.  

Located in ‘Greater Paris’ on a 160+ hectare campus, École Polytechnique is now a part (and a founding member) of IP Paris University, along with four other leading “Grandes Écoles”: ENSAE, ENSTA, Telecom Paris, Telecom ParisSud. 

These appointments are directly related to the recent launch of the “Chair of Technology for Change”, so while we invite applications from candidates working in any areas of Strategy & Organisation, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship (and, more broadly, in Management in general), we are particularly interested in candidates with expert knowledge on project management, sustainable development, energy transition, social innovation, inclusive innovation, user innovation, social economy, sharing economy, circular economy, crowdsourcing/funding/lending. While not a requirement, a research focus on the role of technologies – such as A.I., Industry 4.0, IoT, Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Blockchain – in relation to the issues of sustainable development and climate change would certainly be welcome. 

A PhD in the areas of Strategy & Organisation, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship (as well as any relevant academic field) is a requirement, as well as – for appointments at professorial level – the ability to supervise research in France (i.e. a French “HDR” or Habil., or a current position of Full Professor, or Reader in the U.K.).1 Candidates must have an excellent and well-established track record of both research and teaching, and should publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals. A past appointment abroad or in an international setting, as well as a successful experience to teach Management subjects to STEM students would be highly appreciated, as well as an acquaintance with pedagogical innovation (e.g. SPOC, MOOC, serious gaming, blended learning). 

The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s teaching portfolio at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, in both core and speciality subjects related to Innovation Management. Teaching at École Polytechnique in Management subjects typically takes place with smaller-size groups ranging from 15 to 45 students, in the form of ‘workshops’ combining lecture, projects and practice (classes are taught in either English or French, depending on the programme). Members of the department also supervise individual and group projects, as well as postgraduate dissertations. 

Yearly teaching load (which includes undergraduate and postgraduate supervision, as well as teaching administrative duties) for these part-time positions is equivalent to roughly 70h of seminars or 50h of lectures (at professorial level). In practice, successful candidates should normally not expect to teach more than 50h a year. 

The successful candidate will be offered to become, should they wish to do so, an associate researcher to the Management Research Centre (“CRG – Centre de Recherche en Gestion”) of École Polytechnique (12 researchers, 18 associate researchers, 25 PhD students), which is a part of the CNRS (French National Research Council) i3 “Innovation Interdisciplinary Institute” (85 researchers, 52 associate researchers, 21 postdocs, 120 PhD students), France’s leading research institution on the areas of innovation, and one of the largest European research bodies devoted to this topic. 

While command of the French language is not mandatory (many classes are taught in English in our institution), a basic or working knowledge of French (or a willingness to acquire one) is nonetheless advisable. 

For further information (including salary range and teaching load) and informal discussion, please contact Prof. Thierry Rayna, Chair of Technology for Change (+33 1 81 87 21 76‬ or, the Head of the Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Department, Prof. Florence Charue-Duboc (, or the Director of the Management Research Centre i3-CRG, Prof. Hervé Dumez ( 

Applications must be made directly via École Polytechnique’s website ( and should contain (among other documents listed on the website) a research statement (outlining a research project to be conducted at the research centre) and teaching statement (outlining one or several new teaching modules/courses that the applicant would wish to develop). For further information or questions about the application process, please contact Mrs Carine Robert, 

Application deadline: 28th February 2021

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