Thematic and research challenges
The digital transformation of industry and more broadly of society has intensified with the advent of "new technologies" such as the Internet of Things, AI, or big data. Similarly, the COVID crisis emphasized the critical role of technologies and Information Systems (IS) in facing and managing this unprecedented pandemic (widespread teleworking, e-health, distance learning, online sales…). In a context of accelerated change, these innovations are frequently understood in a cumulative way without being thought through the socio-professional and organizational transformations that they generate.
Therefore, the aim is to undertake research on the question of organizational and professional transformations induced by digital technology and more specifically on the emergence of new work modes, professional practices and socio-professional mutations.
As a member of ITM Atlantique, research in the social sciences is interdisciplinary and focused on socio-technical systems.
Eco-system and context
IMT Atlantique internationally recognized for the quality of its research, is a leading technological university under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and Digital Technologies, ranked in the three main international rankings (THE, SHANGHAI, QS). Social sciences are considered as a major component of engineering training. The existence of a Department of Education and Research in Social Sciences within the IMT reflects this ambition.
The position is open on the Nantes campus, within the Department of Social and Management Sciences
The department has 9 research professors, 2 administrative assistants, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. It is linked to the LEMNA Lab (Laboratory of Economy and Management Nantes Atlantique), where the Department's researchers participate in two research axes which are Digital and the transformation of organizations and the transformation of work.
IMT Atlantique has privileged relationships with major industrial national and international partners, as well as a dense network of SMEs, start-ups, and innovation networks. With 290 permanent faculty members, 2000 students among which 300 PhD students, IMT Atlantique produces every year 1000 publications and raises 18M€ of research funding.
The education program of IMT Atlantique has been recognized as amongst the most innovative in French High Education and Research and offers large possibilities of developing innovative engineering curriculum and educational approach.
The candidate will contribute to teaching in French and English in Management Sciences in different teaching programs: common-core courses in engineering training, specialization classes, apprenticeship courses and masters of Sciences, with different pedagogical formats (courses, supervised work, projects, etc.), as well as transversal activities linked to the socio-economic world: tutoring of projects/internships, defenses, support, etc.. The related teaching area is Information System Management: digital transformation of organizations, work, professions, change management, innovation management, business management, etc. He will be asked to propose new projects, programs, related teaching, and pedagogical methodologies, especially in connection with special requirements and industrial partnerships.
Please read carefully the mandatory and expected qualities of candidates for Associate Professor positions at IMT Atlantique at the following address:
For this position, attention will be paid more specifically on the competences of the candidate in the fields of information system management and organization studies (CNU 06) and her/his ability to develop partnerships, collaborations and contractual relations in this area.
Level of education and/or experience required
Deadline for applications: March 31st, 2023, 11:59 pm Paris time
Date of the recruitment interview: May 2023
Starting date: 2nd semester 2023
Documents to apply
For any further information, please contact:
Bénédicte Geffroy – Head of Department of Social and Management Sciences
François Deltour - Associate Professor in Information system Management