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 please consider joining the Harvard Business School (HBS) Case Research & Writing Group (CRG) as a case researcher.
This is a part-time position estimating 20 hours per week.
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 course development projects (such as video supplements or teaching guides) and participate in CRG-level activities such as recruiting, training, and mentoring. Responsible for other duties as assigned.
This position is approved for a 1-year term (with possibility of renewal/extension) which begins on the person's first day of employment.
This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.
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.
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's
Bachelor's degree required
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
Ability to work independently while seeking guidance as needed from CRG peers and faculty clients.
Knowledge of a foreign language/industry expertise/geographic region/finance/technology 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.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.