Have you wondered what organizational forces and types of leadership enabled Singapore to manage the Covid-19 crisis and vaccines to be developed in record time? Would you like to learn how companies are reshaping their processes to adapt to the new work world and drive diversity and inclusion? Or how vineyards adapt to climate change and technological evolution, nonprofits measure impact, surgical teams cooperate, and entrepreneurs work with venture capitalists? If you are curious about how business works and you like to write then consider joining the Harvard Business School (HBS) Case Research & Writing Group (CRG) as a Case Researcher.
We work with HBS faculty members who write the case studies that help people consider what is involved in making such decisions. To do so, case researchers have the opportunity to visit many kinds of organizations all over the world and interview key decision makers about their most pressing challenges and organizational dilemmas. In addition to interviews work, we gather library research, and then we write. We are a tightly knit, highly collaborative, feedback-driven team. Case Researchers occasionally work on other duties as assigned and other course development projects (such as video supplements or teaching guides) and participate in CRG-level activities such as recruiting, training, and mentoring.
This position is approved for a 2-year term (with the possibility of renewal/extension) which begins on the person's first day of employment. This 2-year term limit does not apply to current Harvard employees.
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
Please submit a cover letter and resume. Candidates will be asked to provide writing samples and transcripts at a later date.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree with 3 years of relevant experience, required.
Excelling at this job requires strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills; the ability to manage multiple projects with shifting deadlines, evolving scope, and diverse stakeholders; comfort conducting interviews as well as library and online research; the ability to give, receive, and adapt to feedback and work independently while seeking guidance as needed from CRG peers and faculty clients.
Knowledge of a foreign language, a particular geographic region, a specific industry, or HBS curriculum is preferred. Knowledge of HBS structure, systems, processes, and an interest in business is helpful.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53188BR
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