Looking for a unique opportunity to support a first year HBS MBA course?
The Harvard Business School seeks a candidate to serve as a Research Associate for the first year Technology and Operations Management course. This position will focus on the development and delivery of new cases, teaching plans, simulation designs and exercises for the course. Topics include, digital innovation and transformation, strategy, product development, and supply chain management.
Under the direction of the faculty course head and other TOM faculty, the Research Associate will conduct research and develop teaching materials to help enhance the course framework and create an analytics module.
Responsible for writing cases, teaching notes, and other related course materials. S/he will also research other matters pertinent to the teaching of cases, and work with the teaching group faculty to integrate those materials into the course.
Exercise independent decision making with regard to progression of research project and methodologies. When confronted with unexpected research data, be able to make deductions, add insight, and draw conclusions to share with faculty. Work independently with sophisticated research methodologies. Identify gaps in research and methods and recommend course of action.
Ensure compliance with department, University and federal regulations. Complete work with only general direction. Be aware of department, School, University policies and potential outside research policies.
This is a full-time appointment starting ASAP through June 30, 2019 with likely reappointment for the following year.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, a cover letter and resume are required for full consideration. Upon the review of application materials, applicants may be asked to submit a writing sample, and transcript(s). All positions will be given a writing exam.
HBS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
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Salary Grade: 055
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. Knowledge of or familiarity with business operations, strategy, technology/innovation is a plus.
Evidence of outstanding academic achievement. Indication of independent research experience and/or applied experience.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, research, analytical, writing, and editing skills are required. Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to flexibly adapt to changes in priorities; ability to work calmly under deadline pressure, work both independently and as a team member, take initiative; and follow projects through to completion.
Strong skills related to the Microsoft Office Suite are expected, including the ability to prepare charts, graphs, and use graphics for presentations.
This position requires an individual capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative. The candidate must have extremely high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, strong organization skills, and absolute commitment to task completion. He or she must be able to balance multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary. It is helpful if the candidate is familiar with navigating a complex organization, such as Harvard Business School.
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: 45873BR
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