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Assistant Professor Position (tenure-track) in Operations Research @ ESSEC Business School


ESSEC Business School opens an Assistant Professor Position (tenure-track) in Operations Research for the Paris-Cergy campus, starting from September 2022 (deadline for application: January 8, 2022)

 Applicants should have a strong research focus and interests in Optimization and Operations Research, with a PhD or doctorate in related fields (OR, computer science, mathematics, economics). They should also demonstrate high leadership and autonomy in research and teaching, with publications in high-quality journals in Operations Research. Salary is competitive with the European Business Schools environment.  

The Professor will join the Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) department, and will be part of the OMOR (Operations Management / Operations Research) research cluster of ESSEC Business School that currently gathers 8 permanent members and 9 PhD students (see website

The applicant should be able to teach in English in various ESSEC Business School Programs (bachelor, master, PhD). The applicant should have research interests in developing optimization theory and methodology (including prescriptive analytics, data-driven optimization with machine learning), as well as working on applications such as network design, facility location, transportation, routing, e-commerce and digital business.  Experience in computational optimization and proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, C/C++, Java, Julia) is required. A focus on mathematical programming, decomposition methods, large-scale optimization problems and/or optimization under uncertainty will be appreciated.  Ideal profiles combine innovation spirit, technical depth, and a strong interest in linking theory and practice through applications.

With its 3 campuses (Paris, Singapore and Rabat), ESSEC Business School is a top European Business School with international and very diverse faculty and student communities. The ESSEC Master in Management is ranked #6 worldwide by the Financial Times in 2021, and #4 in The Economist. The ESSEC Master in Finance is ranked #4 worldwide in the FT 2021 ranking. The ESSEC Master in Data Science & Business Analytics (a joint program with École CentraleSupélec Paris) is ranked #4 worldwide in the latest QS 2022 ranking.  

Candidates should submit their applications (including a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications emphasizing the four most representative ones, a teaching statement, a research statement including the research plan for the next 3 to 6 years, and three recommendation letters) to:

The closing date for applications is January 8, 2022.

For further information on academic matters and Operations Research at ESSEC, prospective candidates are invited to contact Prof. Laurent Alfandari (, Prof. Claudia Archetti ( and/or Prof. Ivana Ljubic (, Professors of Operations Research and Decision Analytics in the IDS Department.