EDHEC-Risk Climate - Permanent Faculty Positions for the EDHEC Climate Finance School

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As part of its Strategic Plan focused on supporting economic transformation in the environmental transition, EDHEC Business School is seeking faculty candidates for its Climate Finance School managed by EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute.

Two permanent positions are offered on the School’s Nice campus and are to be filled at the earliest. The selected candidates will perform their research duties within the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and their pedagogical duties for various EDHEC Business School programmes and the MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Finance conducted in cooperation with Engineering School Mines Paris – PSL.



We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Applicants must have demonstrated solid performance in postgraduate teaching and supervision of learning in pre- and post-experience programmes and come with a honed capacity to design and deliver fundamental and specialisation courses of high relevance to the study of climate change and its economic, business and financial dimensions and/or to the exploration of the potential contribution of accounting and finance to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Applicants must have a track record of publications in quality scientific journals and an ability to pivot towards economics and business management journals (of ranking 3-4 on the list maintained by the Chartered Association of Business Schools and/or of ranking 2-1 on the list maintained by the French business management education foundation).
  • Applicants should have demonstrated a keen interest in contributing to societal and economic advancements by engaging and working with industry and/or policy makers, e.g., on collaborative research projects or policy development and advisory roles.
  • Applicants need to be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers in a team environment; owing to the nature of climate change related challenges, flexibility and creativity will be valued skills.


The successful candidates will be regularly evaluated on their contribution to pedagogical activities (including at a minimum teaching and student supervision and, where relevant, programme management) and societal impact through the publication of scientific research and the promotion of its implications and applications to practitioners, decision makers, and the media.

Applicants from academia, industry, and government are encouraged to apply, provided they possess a relevant academic background (such as a doctoral degree in environmental science, environmental economics, macroeconomics, finance, investment, or related fields), a solid research track record, and a demonstrated readiness to contribute across all dimensions of the role.  Senior applicants will be expected to manage other researchers within EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and to supervise EDHEC PhD in Finance students. Postdoctoral researchers and early to mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply as well.

All faculty, researchers and staff members are required to adhere to high professional standards and need to abstain from activities that could conflict with scientific integrity and the interests of the employer.

We welcome and support diversity in our workforce and encourage candidates from all backgrounds, identities, and experiences to apply.  Compensations and benefits are competitive; base salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and bonuses with contributions to the Institute and the School. 



EDHEC-Risk Institute was established in 2001 to advance research in risk and investment management and highlight implications and applications to the pensions and investment industry.  The Institute has earned a reputation for high quality work with practical relevance and garnered significant support from the financial industry. 

EDHEC-Risk Institute has spawned several ventures around financial data, analytics, and indexing, including index provider Scientific Beta – the majority ownership of which the School’s endowment fund ceded to the Singapore Exchange in a 2020 transaction valuing the company at EUR200million. 

In 2016, EDHEC-Risk Institute spun off its infrastructure investment research into the EDHEC Infrastructure & Private Assets Research Institute, which has earned industry and government accolades for its scientific approach to the valuation and management of infrastructure investments. 

Marking the priority assigned by the School to sustainability issues and building on its research programmes exploring the relationships between climate change and finance, EDHEC-Risk Institute became EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute in 2022.

The Institute's mission is to help private and public decision-makers manage climate-related financial risks and make the best use of the financial tools available to transition to low-emission and climate-resilient economies. The Institute’s primary research programme explores the impact of climate change on asset pricing and investment management and its secondary research programme looks at the possible contribution of finance and financial tools to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Institute does joint work on technological transitions with the EDHEC Infrastructure & Private Assets Research Institute and supports the incorporation of climate change risks, impacts and opportunities across the School’s research and development initiatives.

To ensure rapid integration of research advances into education, the Institute is also tasked with the design and delivery of climate finance courses for EDHEC Business School’s programmes.

For more information on the Institute, refer to: https://climateimpact.edhec.edu/who-we-are



EDHEC Business School was founded in 1906 by industrialists with a humanistic vision. As a not-for-profit higher education institution, the School is keenly aware of its responsibility to advance and transmit knowledge and to encourage positive economic and societal transformation through business. 

The School has campuses and research teams in its native France, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.  It is one of Europe's leading business schools and a member of the select group of institutions worldwide to have earned all three international academic accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA). EDHEC Business School is noted for its dedication to providing high-quality education to an international student body, its ability to deliver research serving the needs of industry and society, and its entrepreneurial culture.

Drawing on a high-quality faculty supported by a pedagogical innovation team, the School offers top-tier masters in finance programmes and a PhD in Finance promoting research-based excellence and innovation in the financial industry.

EDHEC Business School values diversity and provides an inclusive and equitable workplace. For more information on EDHEC Business School, refer to: https://www.edhec.edu/sites/default/files/2023-09/brochure-why-join-edhe...


Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Interested candidates should send the below to [email protected]

  • A cover letter including motivation to join EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute in an EDHEC Climate Finance faculty role;
  • Recent teaching evaluations;
  • A current resume with detailed publication and current research information;
  • An electronic copy of two significant publications or working papers;
  • Evidence of work with / engagement of the industry and/or policy makers;
  • The name and contact of three references drawn within academe and industry or government.