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Harvard Business School

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Strategy Unit
Tenure-Track Position

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465144
Date Posted: 08/26/2020
Date Inactive: 11/17/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tenure-Track Position
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
F -- International 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
Strategic Management
Corporate Strategy
Global Strategy
Technology Strategy and Innovation Management
Competitive Dynamics
Harvard Business School
Industrial Organization

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 strategy, corporate strategy, global strategy, 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 (empirical or theory), business administration, sociology, management, and related fields. What brings the Unit together is an aspiration to be 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 strategy, corporate strategy, global strategy, 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.

Teaching/Research Preferences

1. Strategic Management; Corporate Strategy; Global Strategy
2. Technology Strategy and Innovation Management
3. Competitive Dynamics

Application Requirements

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

Application deadline: Monday, November 16, 2020.

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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
Application deadline: 11/16/2020