IMT Atlantique

Associate Professor in Digital economy

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Job description

Thematic and research challenges

The economy is strongly impacted by the digital transition, a factor of innovation and structuring of markets around large platforms, but also a factor of major social and societal changes. The digital economy is linked in particular to the use and governance of personal and non-personal data. To analyse these changes, it is essential to develop a multidisciplinary approach in which economics is combined with law and geopolitics, and of course with the consideration of technical issues.

This is the meaning of the activities carried out within the 'Network Systems, Cybersecurity and Digital Law' department on the Rennes campus. By focusing on European and international issues and on the role of platforms, the department organises its work around a specific theme - the digital environment - and a cross-cutting and unifying theme - the governance of personal and non-personal data. It is also planned to develop the economic and managerial approach to cybersecurity, as a sector, but also as a cost component for companies. A strengthening of research on platforms is also an objective, to analyse the link between business models and regulation, particularly in the context of data processing.

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).

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 position is open on the campus of Rennes within the SRCD (Network Systems, Cybersecurity and Digital Law) department.

Multidisciplinary, it is structured around transversal axes that structure research, teaching and innovation. These areas are:

- data, making it available and sharing it

- the ecological transition, mainly in the context of digital technology

- the security of systems and networks.


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 the teaching Digital economy. They will be invited to propose related new educational projects, programs and methodologies, especially inspired by and supported by industrial requirements and partnerships.

Job requirements

Please read carefully the mandatory and expected qualities of candidates for Associate Professor positions at IMT Atlantique at the following address:

In the case of this open position, a special and complementary emphasis will be put on the candidates’ skills in the fields of economic and digital, with a thorough understanding of the issues of sovereignty, cybersecurity, competition, and data governance. An interest in the impact of cybersecurity in the digital society would be appreciated.

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

  • Application file to download HERE
  • CV + cover letter
  • integration project on the 3 axes Teaching / Research / Development
  • photocopy of identity card or passport
  • photocopy of diplomas or a certificate of success
  • report of the thesis defense
  • reports from the two thesis jurors
  • any other element that could support your application


- Yann Busnel, Head of the Network Systems, Cybersecurity and Digital Law Department:

- Romaric Ludinard, Deputy head for Education in the SRCD department:

- Géraldine Texier, Deputy head for Research in the SRCD department:

- Annie Blandin, Head of the DSN research team:


  • 49 days of annual leave
  • Possibility working at home
  • Public transportation paid for
  • Sustainable mobility package (for carpooling or cycling)
  • Family supplement
  • Wide range of social benefits

Legal mentions

  • Nature of the contract: Permanent contract under public law
  • Geographical location: IMT Atlantique - 2 rue de la chataigneraie – 35500 Cesson Sévigné, FRANCE
  • The positions offered for recruitment are open to all with, on request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities


Associate Professor in Digital economy
4, rue Alfred Kastler - La Chantrerie Brest, Frankreich
2023-03-31 23:59:59
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