EDHEC Business School trains students and business leaders to execute projects and lead men and women in a multi-cultural context. The School offers a broad spectrum of training and international degree programmes covering the full set of business needs and attracting students the world over. Some 7,000 students and 5,500 executives are currently engaged in training and seminars on the School’s five sites in Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore. As part of its international strategy, EDHEC pursues a policy of innovative research for business, spearheaded by specialist research centres. EDHEC is AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited and regularly ranked among Europe’s top business schools.

EDHEC Business School is now recruiting a FIT CHAIR RESEARCHER (M/F).

This is a full-time position based on the Lille Campus.

“Making organizations FIT to drive desirable futures for prosperity, people and planet.”

The double meaning of “fit”, referring to building organizational capabilities and “FIT” as an acronym of Foresight, Innovation and Transformation is intentional. Our research is driven by the belief that organisations as we have built them for stable environments are ill equipped for the era of relentless changes that they face today. Change creates challenges, but also opportunities. The ability to embrace and profit from change will determine the winners from the losers in the 21st century. Over more than a decade we have studied organisations that profit from change, developed a maturity model for the future preparedness of organisations and developed a comprehensive set of practices for enabling foresight, innovation and transformation (FIT) by systematically integrating the three.

Find out more http://fit-chair.edhec.edu/


As Researcher at the FIT Chair, you are joining a dynamic and international team with high development ambitions. Your will contribute in particular to:

  • - Adapting and developing the ‘Future Fitness model’ which measures the maturity of the practices and routines to discover trends ahead of competitors, discover opportunities under uncertainty and drive change.
  • - Additional research on topics in Foresight, Innovation and Transformation
    • Carry out original, high-level individual and collaborative research
    • Organise your own time and budget effectively, including for off-site and overseas visits
    • Analyse large sets of data and information, drawing relevant conclusions
    • Work to deadlines as required by fund or grant holder
    • Prepare and deliver presentations at national and international conferences to large audiences
    • Prepare and write high quality papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings
    • Participate in group meetings with other researchers and support staff
    • Apply for sources of external funding in addition to that provided by your employer
    • Undertake thorough and comprehensive literature reviews
    • Develop knowledge and skills relating to the latest techniques and applications relevant to your area of interest and deliver training in research techniques and methods to colleagues and students
    • Develop positive working relationships with internal and external contacts
    • Comply with all health and safety and ethics requirements for research activities
    • Plan and develop future research objectives and proposals


  • - Building and maintaining the internal relationships with the FIT Chair, other EDHEC research centres, educational programs, and the EDHEC Foundation including:
    • Supporting the work of the Chair, attending regular FIT Chair meetings
    • Providing budget, forecast and KPIs updates as needed


You are motivated to build long-term client relationships, drive growth of the FIT Chair and generate revenue streams. You enjoy teamwork in international environments and have:

  • - PhD level degree
  • - 3 or more years of professional experience, including research experience
  • - Full working proficiency in English (essential) and French (preferred), written and oral
  • - Strong IT skills, particularly MS Office.
  • - Have knowledge or experience working in the domains of strategy or innovation, prior experience in Foresight being a plus.


Please send your CV to [email protected]



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