Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, (Corporate) Finance

August 28, 2013

The École hôtelière de Lausanne (Hotel school Lausanne, University of applied sciences Western Switzerland, NEASC accredited) is recognized as one of the most famous hospitality management school worldwide, and its alumni dominate the top managerial echelons of a broadly-defined, multi-national hospitality/service industry, which includes hotel corporations, banks, luxury goods, consulting, restaurants, contract-catering industry, etc. The campus is located in the neighborhood of Lausanne, overlooking the pristine beauty of the Alp and Lake Geneva. The region offers a wide variety of both winter and summer activities. For further information about the school, visit the website at

School’s vision: The school is currently growing its number of students from 2000 to 3000 in the next 5 years; is developing an outstanding portfolio of programs; and is expanding its existing state-of-the-art infrastructure; while partnering with world-class academic institutions. EHL is therefore committed to massively invest in talent with a special emphasis on its faculty body that already counts 100 full time and 20 visiting professors.

The school is currently recruiting an assistant, associate, or full professor in [Corporate] FINANCE (preferably at the associate or full prof. level with the capacity to create and head a department).

Requirements: We seek candidates who have published in, or aspire to publish in top-tier business journals and hospitality discipline journals, and/or whose research and teaching interests can be easily applied to the hospitality and service industry, which is broadly defined to include foodservice, lodging, and travel-related businesses, etc. Scholars whose research and teaching interests are particularly relevant to the hospitality industry are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should be interested in developing their research ideas for the hospitality practitioner audience as well as for top-tier academic journals. Teaching excellence, as well as research excellence, is highly valued at EHL. The teaching load depends on research productivity.

Professional qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the relevant discipline. Prior research, teaching, and/or business experience in the hospitality industry is desirable but not required. The École hôtelière de Lausanne is currently creating a research center that shall provide data sets and industry connections that can facilitate the candidate's future research and teaching about the industry. We do seek enthusiastic personalities, with excellent interpersonal skills, who want to be part of our growth and share our vision, ultimately talents who do want to make a difference on the hospitality education scene. Appointments are on an open-end contractual basis with attractive fringe benefits. EHL offers excellent research support and a salary highly competitive with top U.S. business schools in addition to working in a unique and splendid environment in the middle of Europe.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and the search will be extended thru August 2014. Please submit via email or hard copy a vita, up to three academic research papers, and syllabi and teaching evaluations for one recent course taught (when applicable). Please send applications via email to: Dr Fabien Fresnel, Dean, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Email: