The mission of Harvard Business School (HBS) is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. Within HBS, by providing unparalleled faculty support, the DRFD helps to build and develop the faculty; and facilitates the creation of enduring knowledge that shapes both business scholarship and the practice of business. As the School's largest administrative department, the DRFD houses approximately 250 full-time and part-time staff members. As a premier service organization, and in collaboration with colleagues across the School, DRFD staff deliver high-touch, customized support to the faculty, demonstrating solid judgment and high standards of responsiveness and professionalism.
The CRG's mission is to support faculty by providing high quality, high value, efficient and innovative case research, development, and writing. In addition, the CRG supports HBS departments and the School's international research centers as requested and provides research and case writing training services. As part of a tightly knit, highly collaborative, feedback-driven team, Case Researchers support HBS faculty members in their case writing and course development efforts and administrative and academic departments with research, case writing, and training services.
As part of the Case Research & Writing Group (CRG), the Case Researcher supports HBS faculty members in their case writing (either library cases, based on published sources, or field cases that entail interviewing decision makers at companies around the world) and course development efforts (e.g., case supplements, rewrites, teaching notes, and multimedia products).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the either the Director or Assistant Director, Case Research and Writing Group, the Case Researcher has the following responsibilities:
With faculty guidance, writes case studies based on field and/or library research, supports the development of course materials, including teaching notes and teaching plans and multimedia materials; manage timelines, drafts and deliverables, creates basic case components (e.g., tables, charts, graphs);
knows the case template and understands the case submission process;
helps faculty with project management tasks related to more complex course materials development efforts
Once experienced, Case Researchers are expected to participate in CRG-level activities such as recruiting, training, mentoring and on-boarding.
Cover letter, writing samples, transcripts, and skills assessment are required as part of the screening process.
Candidates with less experience and strong skills will be considered for a grade 55 Associate Case Researcher.
Harvard Business School is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of similar research and/or writing experience required.
Master's degree and 18 months of case writing experience preferred. Ability to complete cases efficiently and to high quality standards. Strong research and interpersonal skills; ability to manage multiple projects with shifting deadlines and evolving scope; able to give and receive feedback; proven ability to analyze financial data; knowledge of HBS structure, systems, and processes helpful; and, ability to work independently while seeking guidance as needed from CRG peers and faculty clients. Knowledge of a foreign language/industry expertise/geographic region of interest to HBS faculty or HBS curriculum preferred.
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.
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About Harvard University Business School
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