Postdoctoral Associate in Business

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
21 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9878/J2017

Job Description

The Strategy and Innovation department at Boston University Questrom School of Business is looking to hire a postdoctoral associate as part of a University-wide initiative called Innovate@BU designed to spur innovation and entrepreneurship campus wide. Our department is an outstanding group of established and junior scholars working in the midst of one of the most dynamic academic centers and cities in the world. Our faculty members represent a diverse range of disciplines (e.g. organizational theory; sociology; economics) but converge in a common interest for research issues that lie at the intersection of strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and technological change.  The environment is intellectually rigorous but collegial and supportive. 

This is a one year position with an option to extend to two years.

Required Skills

We look for high-potential recent PhD graduates that strongly believe they can significantly benefit from a stay in a dynamic research environment, and are willing to contribute their talent to strengthen our research community and work on collaborative research projects with faculty. We are particularly interested in graduates with experience and interest in working with our faculty on research on the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem to further the University’s Innovate@BU initiative. There is no teaching requirement. We believe a win-win situation can be reached when a post-doc associate works collaboratively with one or more faculty members and we maintain a strong track record in this regard.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a proposal that includes:

(1) A short description of their research plans during their stay at BU:

  • Importance and theoretical contribution of the topic
  • Expected output or milestones to be achieved during the stay at BU
  • Faculty most relevant for collaboration 

(2) Complete C.V.

(3) 2 Letters of Recommendation from Ph.D. chair or committee member

Proposals should be emailed no later than February 1, 2018 to Lisa Lavina at:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular