JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Harvard Business School

Strategy Unit
Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty Position

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462803
Date Posted: 08/01/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty Position
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
F -- International Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
N -- Economic History
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Strategy, HBS, Harvard Business School, Industrial Organization, International, Innovation
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Position Description

The Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure-track positions at the assistant and (non-tenured) associate levels. We offer a range of courses on topics including competitive and corporate strategy, global strategy, boundaries and organization of the firm, strategy and technology, strategy implementation, and the economics of competitive interactions. The Unit also supports a doctoral program in strategy.

We invite applications from candidates who focus on applied research on firms, their interactions, organizations, and markets.

Successful candidates should have a genuine interest in exploring the challenges faced by firms and managers in the real world. HBS offers faculty the opportunity to interact with managers and business leaders. We are looking for candidates willing to embrace the opportunity to have their research inspired from these interactions, and who are motivated to produce research that has a real impact on scholars as well as on practicing managers.

Faculty in the Strategy Unit have backgrounds in economics (theory or applied empirics), business administration, sociology, management, and related fields. What brings the Unit together is an aspiration to become the world’s leading developer and disseminator of knowledge relevant to business strategists, through research rooted in practice and intensely engaging teaching.

With time, candidates are expected to become strong, effective teachers. We offer a range of case-based courses on topics such as: competitive and corporate strategy, global strategy, boundaries and organization of the firm, technology strategy, and the economics of competitive interactions. We encourage faculty to develop elective courses closely tied to their research agendas and to exploit complementarities between research and course development.

Job Requirements

We are interested in exceptionally strong candidates with discipline-based training and research skills. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in the concerns of practicing managers and excellent communication skills. Applicants should have outstanding records in a doctoral program, and strong demonstrated potential and interest to conduct research at the forefront of their field.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following with your application: CV, Job Market Paper, Letters of Recommendation, and Cover Letter.

Application deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Link
Application deadline: 11/15/2019