Working at IMT Atlantique - Skills Associate Professor

Job description of an Associate Professor


Under the responsibility of the head of department, within a multidisciplinary teaching and research team and in close collaboration with the school's departments and directors, the incumbent of the position ensures the following missions:

    • Design and implementation of lessons learned
    • Development of pedagogical practice
    • Contribution to the management of education 
    • Academic and partnership research activities
    • Valorization of research in relation to the needs of the socio-economic world
    • Dissemination of research results
  • Collaborations with industry and academia as well as regional, national and international levels
  • School life and development, and the assumption of transversal responsibilities



Design and implementation of lessons learned

  • Provides, develops and coordinates a range of teaching in French and English
  • Deploys diversified pedagogical approaches, adapted to a diverse audience, promoting confrontation with interdisciplinary problems
  • Develops his/her knowledge of the industrial environment and participates in educational activities carried out in companies
  • May need to support and/or coordinate a pedagogical team for the realization of the lessons.

Pedagogical practice

  • Participates in the analysis of training needs
  • Regularly updates its teaching practice with regard to expectations and the audiences concerned.
  • Ensure the consistency of his/her practice and materials with the competency-based approach (objectives, evaluation, pedagogical method)

Contribution to the management of education

  • Takes responsibility for transversal activities related to the field of training: coordination of a programme, pedagogical supervision activities (projects, internships,) and tutoring, mechanisms for integrating students into training, assistance for the professional integration of students
  • Develops external collaborations


Academic and partnership research activities

  • Ensure and manage a set of upstream and/or applied research work in one or more disciplines
  • Develops and participates in the setting up of European, national and regional collaborative projects within a recognised team and/or laboratory, in collaboration with internal and/or external partners
  • Leads and coordinates projects for which he is responsible

Dissemination of research results

  • Ensure the dissemination of knowledge in the scientific community (articles, books, reports, conferences...)
  • Ensure the dissemination of knowledge through scientific popularization, publications, and interventions with the general public, decision-makers, economic and social actors

Valorization of research in relation to the needs of the socio-economic world

  • Carries out a dynamic contractual research activity with companies, bilateral research, collaborative research, in collaboration with companies, industrial chairs, innovation activities and joint laboratories
  • Enhances research activities through the drafting of patents, or the transfer of technologies or knowledge to partners, creation of start-ups


  • Contributes to the development of academic and industrial scientific collaborations, in France and abroard, in order to develop research projects or partnerships related to teaching programs
  • Participates in collective missions, integrating recommendations, rules and constraints: juries, promotion and communication actions, participation in the life of the department, transversal working groups, decision-making and advisory bodies.
  • Integrates the sustainable development and social responsibility dimension into the projects entrusted to it.


Level of training and/or experience required:

  • Doctorate with professional experience in the specific field
  • Highly qualified company executive with professional experience > 8 years


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to integrate into multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research teams.
  • Fluency in English and ability to teach in English
  • Real skills and motivation for teaching, research and innovation.
  • Ability to adapt to thematic changes.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to operational or future systems