Assistant or Associate Professor in Organizational and Strategic Communication

The Communication & Culture Department at Audencia Business School 
(Nantes, France) invites applications at the rank of Assistant or 
Associate Professor in Organizational and Strategic Communication.

Applications are due by May 1st , 2021, and will be reviewed 
promptly, to begin in September 2021.

*Position requirements*

The preferred candidates for the position will:

-hold a PhD (preferably in Communication);

-has publishing experience or a well-developed research program to 
publish in top-tier international journals (SCIMAGO Q1 
/ICA Journals <>/,//etc…/);

-has previous international experience and/or has developed 
international research networks and projects;

-have an ongoing program of academic research in /Strategic 
Communication/, /Communication & Organization/, or /Communication & 
Management/, that can contribute to one of the four axes of research 
structuring the *Communication & Culture Department *(website 

o/Media: Rhetoric and Practices of Engagement. Engagement has become a 
central issue in contemporary societies. Research in this area focuses 
on political communication and civic engagement, responsible brand 
messaging and the perception of same by consumers, environmental 
rhetoric and interfaces with consumers, on digital consumption and 
usage, and on the figures (from the illustrious to the infamous), values 
and actions they promote./

o/Creativity, Innovation, Design. In this area, researchers look into 
the different approaches and phases of the design process in 
communication and culture management (including education). The purpose 
is to analyse, deconstruct, redesign and test new methods and discourses 
about design, creativity and innovation./

o/Art and Organizations: The aesthetic issues involved in the 
organization and mobilization of «ordinary» creativity constitute a 
sector in the development of research. At the crossroads of the arts, 
culture, digital technologies and organizational theories, Art and 
Organization explores objects of cross-functional research, focusing on 
the study of artistic organizations, and/or the aesthetic facets of 
conventional organizations./

o/ Design and Drafting of Public Policies: Researchers in this area are 
interested in the process with which public policies are developed, from 
their writing to their circulation. Work in this area focuses on the 
production of public policies in the specific fields of culture, 
security and poverty through the mechanisms that these policies use, the 
figures they involve, the market players taking part in the 
interactions, and the media output they generate.

-has recent experience and demonstrate evidences of excellence in higher 
level teaching and student mentoring. Courses to be provided in English 
in the *Master’s Degree in Communication and Media* (Audencia 
SciencesCom <>), or in Programme Grande 
Ecole including core courses (/Criticism and Ethics in Communication/; 
/Strategic Management of Communication/; elective course in /Public 
Communication/), and courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise;

-be expected to provide leadership in the areas of teaching, curriculum 
development, student engagement and extra-curricular activities in 
Communication and Culture (/in French and in English/);

-be expected to contribute to outreach activities to the broader 
practitioner community and across the school.

*Salary is negotiable and c*ommensurate with experience and 
qualifications. The contract, to begin at the earliest in September 1st 
2021, is for a *full-time permanent position* and includes a number of 
benefits, such as research and other performance-based bonuses, full 
family insurance coverage, generous medical coverage, etc. A good 
working knowledge of English and French languages is essential. If 
necessary for international profile, the candidate may be assisted to 
improve his or her proficiency in French.

*Position overview*

The position is located within the Communication and Culture Department 
at Audencia’s Mediacampus 
<>, on the Ile de Nantes, 
at the heart of the Creative Arts District. The Mediacampus’ ecosystem 
is a breeding ground and a place for learning, sharing and manufacturing 
development as well as content delivery, training, research, and testing.

Audencia Business School is triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA), 
and one of the leading European and French /Business Schools/. The 
school offers a wide range of programs including MSc, MBA, Executive 
MBA, European Master in Management, Doctorate and Executive Education 
Programmes, with more than 137 core faculty members from 29 countries.

The school is located in the city of Nantes, just 2 hours away from 
Paris by train, serviced by an international airport. With a vibrant 
city life full of cultural and other events, the sandy Atlantic coast to 
the west of the city and rolling vineyards and royal castles to the 
east, it is it an ideal city to live in. Perhaps these are the reasons 
for which /Time Magazine/ selected Nantes as ‘the most liveable city in 
Europe’. In addition to its pleasant environment, the city also boasts a 
rich economic and industrial identity, housing more than 1330 companies 
within the city.


Candidates should send an electronic application by May 1st, 2021, 
including an application letter, a curriculum vitae (including a full 
list of publications), two selected publications, information regarding teaching performance, and names of two referees by e-mail to Thibaut 
BARDON, Audencia’s Associate Dean for faculty and research <>.

Formore information, please contact:

Research:Julien PIERRE,

Pedagogy:MarthaABAD GREBERT,