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Faculty Position "Management of Grand Challenges" - HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 1.  Faculty Position "Management of Grand Challenges" - HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

    Posted 29 days ago

    UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


    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 (Tenure-track)

    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.


    Your qualifications

    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.



    Starting on August 1st, 2021 or on a mutually agreed date.

    Your application


    Applications must be submitted via HEC's website:




    A job description is available here.


    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.


    Contact for further information
    Additional information may be obtained from Prof. Patrick Haack, member of the Department of Strategy, Globalization, and Society, HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, to this email address: patrick.haack@unil.ch

    Additional information

    Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

    Patrick Haack
    University of Lausanne