Highlight on the recruitment of 20 new professors
Published on 09/18/2019
NEOMA Business School has recruited 20 excellent academic profiles coming from 11 different countries. In a highly competitive international environment, this high-level recruitment attests to the attractiveness of the school’s strategic project and its academic excellence, both in France and abroad.
During the start of the 2019 academic year, NEOMA Business School has recruited 20 excellent academic profiles coming from 11 different countries with a male/female ratio that runs parallel to the school’s diversity commitments. In a highly competitive international environment, this high-level recruitment attests to the attractiveness of the school’s strategic project and its academic excellence, both in France and abroad. With 170 professors, NEOMA demonstrates the continued growth of its faculty over the past 3 years with an objective of 200 professors in 2022, as the school announced in its strategic plan.
Developing the programmes and strengthening the academic reputation of the school
With different types of expertise directly in line with the school’s strategic commitments, which include entrepreneurship, fintech, auditing/consulting and the luxury industry, these new professors significantly strengthen the faculty at NEOMA Business School. “They contribute to improving the already high level of expertise in our faculty and also contribute to strengthening the school’s national and international reputation through their research work,” Delphine Manceau, the dean of NEOMA Business School, explained. “Through their research. NEOMA Business School has established new academic avenues and developed knowledge that runs throughout the themes of our programmes and responds to the issues of both businesses and society at large.”
Just like in previous years, several criteria were dominant in identifying these profiles. “First and foremost, we are looking for professors that can combine excellent research expertise and a sense of pedagogy,” Sandrine, Head of Faculty and Research, said. “Our goal? To offer the best learning experience possible to our students while also supporting our ecosystem in understanding the complexity of current issues, by opening up new practices in the field of management sciences.”
A mix of profiles in one faculty
This school year, various profiles have come to enrich NEOMA Business School. “We welcome young PhDs who are just starting their academic careers as well as those with 10 to 20 years professional experience, along with experienced research recognised through their publications and their academic networks,” Sandrine Henneron said. Their experience mixed with their expertise will be an immense asset that will help the school fulfil its commitments so it can meet the highest international academic standards. “Another dominant criterion in the faculty is that our new professors and researchers have all earned a PhD from the best institutions in France and the world.”
This excellent recruitment campaign also attests to the school’s ability to welcome, integrate and build loyalty among its international professors in the cities of Rouen and Reims. “For many years now we have established a solid plan for welcoming and integrating professors coming from abroad, namely by setting up specific assistance programmes for their families,” Delphine Manceau emphasised.
With a male/female ratio above the industry average, this recruitment reflects the school’s diversity commitments, which is a distinctive trait that attracts more and more new professors who wish to join an institution that shares their values.