Maitre de conferences in operations research

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne

9 Feb 2024
Job Information

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne
Research Field
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Application Deadline
10 Apr 2024 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Offer Starting Date
1 Sep 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
European Union / Next Generation EU
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description



Institut Mines-Telecom is the leading public group of engineering and management Grandes Écoles in France. Comprising eight public Grandes Écoles and two subsidiary schools, Institut Mines-Télécom fosters and develops a rich ecosystem of economic, academic, and institutional partners, all dedicated to  higher education, research, innovation and economic development.

As a member of Institut Mines-Télécom, Mines Saint-Étienne carries out missions of education, training, research, innovation, industrial transfer, and scientific culture. With 2,500 students, 500 staff members, and a budget of €50 million, it operates on three campuses dedicated to i) the industries of the future, ii) health and well-being, and iii) sovereignty in digital technology and microelectronics industries. It is ranked in the top 15 of French graduates schools of engineering and in the Top 500 of world universities.


The 2023-2027 strategy of Mines Saint-Étienne contributes to that of Institut Mines-Telecom. Its ambitions are:

  • To support and accompany ecological, digital, and generational transitions and train the actors involved in these transitions,
  • To foster national and European sovereignty in microelectronics and digital technologies.


To support this strategy, Mines Saint-Étienne is recruiting a junior faculty member in Operations Research.




The position available is for a Maitre de Conférences (permanent junior Faculty member) in Operations Research, assigned to the Centre Microélectronique de Provence.


The Centre Microélectronique de Provence, located in Gardanne (13) on the Aix-Marseille-Provence campus of Mines Saint-Etienne, is one of the five research and training centers of Mines Saint-Etienne. It comprises four departments and two platforms, including the Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics department, where teaching will take place. The department has a staff of around 30, including 8 professors, and some 20 research engineers, post-docs and PhD students, all active in the axis Outils Décisionnels pour la Production et les Services (ODPS) of the Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Modélisation et d’Optimisation des Systèmes (LIMOS).


The recruited person will align his/her research project with that of the Research Unit ODPS at LIMOS. LIMOS is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 6158) in computer science, and more generally in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (ICST). The scientific positioning of LIMOS is centered on Computer Science, Modeling and Optimization of Organizational and Living Systems. The activities of the ODPS axis concern Operations Management, which consists in making the best possible use of certain resources to carry out given activities, within the framework of complex organizational systems.

Rationale for recruitment:

For teaching, the person recruited will mainly be involved in the ISMIN (Ingénieur Systèmes Microélectroniques et Informatiques) engineering cycle and in the SEE (Systèmes Electroniques Embarqués) specialized engineering diploma. In the medium term, he/she will also be asked to participate in the development of continuing education modules. The subjects taught will be computer science in the broadest sense, with a particular focus on programming (object-oriented programming, system programming, algorithms, etc.). Teaching may also be required in operations research, data science and industrial engineering.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in the areas covered by the LIMOS ODPS axis, with a possible focus on Industry 4.0, particularly in microelectronics manufacturing, and/or on transport and mobility. As far as possible, research topics should be aligned with sustainable development issues. The methodologies used to address these issues in the ODPS axis are those of operations research in the broadest sense. Expertise in one or more of the following techniques would be particularly appreciated: stochastic optimization, robust optimization, data-driven optimization, multicriteria optimization.

The position is based on the campus of Aix-Marseille-Provence. Participation to activities operated by the other campuses of Mines Saint-Etienne and international collaborations are encouraged.


Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent



Holder of a Ph.D. in Operations Research or related topics, and possibly of one or several successful post-doctoral experiences in a related field)

Essential skills, knowledge, and experiences:

  • Teaching experience (at graduate or postgraduate level) is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research in peer-reviewed journals and develop a strategy for the dissemination of one’s research results.
  • Proficiency in English is required. Most teaching and research activities can be carried out in English. However, in accordance with the French law, the candidates will have to demonstrate to the committee a sufficient ability to interact daily in French with fellow faculty members, administrative staff and students .

Specific Requirements

Valued skills, knowledge, and experiences:

  • Qualification by the French Conseil National des Universités (CNU) section(s) 27 will be positively considered.
  • Experience with distance or hybrid (in-person + remote) teaching.
  • A significant international experience will be appreciated.
  • Experience in industrial partnerships and collaborative research with the industry.
  • Participation in actions of scientific culture and affinity for outreach activities in general, are a plus.

Abilities and aptitudes:

  • Quality of oral and written communication.
  • Affinity for teamwork, ability to deploy and operate collaborative projects.
  • Interest in industrial relations, technology transfer, and innovation.
  • Development and dynamism of international collaborations.



Additional Information


Institut Mines-Telecom is characterized by:

  • An environment of scientific excellence.
  • A group with entities across the entire French territory.

Mines Saint-Etienne stands out for:

  • A privileged working environment with high faculty-to-student and support staff-to-faculty ratios,
  • State-of-the-art experimental and digital resources,
  • Career progressions that takes into account all the aspects and missions of a faculty member,
  • Significant contractual research activity (€11 million/year in Research and Innovation contracts), mostly with industrial partners,
  • 25% international students, Member of the T.I.M.E. network and of the EULIST European University,
  • A science center – La Rotonde – unique in France in the context of a graduate college of engineering, with a significant impact on society (>50,000 visitors per year),
  • Ranked 55th worldwide and #1 in France for the Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 13 : Climate Action by the Times Higher Education 
  • A presence in some of the most dynamic and attractive areas in France : Lyon and Saint-Etienne metropolitan areas in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, and Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area in Region SUD
  • The possibility of partial telecommuting,
  • 49 days of leave and time off.

Selection process


  • Nature and duration of the contract*: Permanent faculty position – Permanent Contract (CDI).
  • Position location*: Aix-Marseille-Provence.
  • Application deadline*: April 10, 2024.
  •  The application file should include:

  • An application cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae outlining teaching activities, research work and where appropriate, relations with economic and industrial sectors (maximum 10 pages)
  • Recommendation letters, at the discretion of the candidate,
  • A copy of the Doctorate diploma (or PhD),
  • A copy of an identity document


Desired start date: September 1st/October 1st, 2024.

  • Positions offered in the recruitment are open to everyone, with adjustments available upon request for candidates with disabilities *.
  • Position open to civil service holders and/or contractual individuals*.
  • Selected candidates are appointed as tenure-track faculty members. The tenure period is one year after which, tenured faculty members whose services have are satisfactory are granted a permanent position.


Additional comments


  • On the content of the position:

Nabil Absi – Head of the SFL department

Tel +33 (0)4 42 61 56 66

[email protected]


Dominique Feillet – Head of ODPS axis (LIMOS) and head of the Centre Microélectronique de Provence

Tel +33 (0)4 42 61 66 66

[email protected]


  • On administrative/HR aspects:

Servane ARRES – Human Resources manager

Tel +33(0)4 42 61 66 12

[email protected]


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Campus Microélectronique de Provence
Bouches du Rhône
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880 route de Mimet

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