The University of Virginia Darden School of Business seeks
applications from highly qualified individuals for a two-year Case
Researcher position. The incumbent will independently manage the
process to translate broadly defined teaching needs (defined by the
faculty) into completed deliverables. This generally will result in
high quality teaching materials to be used in the Darden classroom
and marketed externally. In addition, the Case Researcher will
develop technical notes that analyze relevant research and
translate this into frameworks, models, etc. The incumbent will
also work with the faculty author to develop teaching notes
detailing how the material could be taught in a non-Darden
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Produce new and revised cases. Independently manage the process
to translate broadly defined teaching needs (as defined by the
faculty) into a completed deliverable. Elements of this process
Identify company(s) that would be a good case subject.
Initiate contact with executives from the prospective company
and gain agreement for active participation.
Research business concepts that are illustrated in the case in
order to incorporate them into the case.
Conduct primary source research using databases to obtain
background financial, industry and other relevant information to
develop the case.
Generate questions and conduct interviews with company
executives, obtain relevant internal company documents to support
Write case and create exhibits for review and approval by
sponsoring faculty member.
Lead final review, editing, and approval for case release.
Write case abstract and publishing house metadata
- Interface with Darden Business Publishing to edit and publish
Produce new teaching notes
Produce new technical notes
Collaborate with faculty on course design and identify
new/revised cases that would meet the course objective.
Develop plan and timing to create new cases and other teaching
material to be integrated into the course.
As appropriate, participate in teaching meetings.
- Submit cases to national and international case research
conferences and competitions
Prepare case material to fit organization's format.
Attend meeting s and present material.
- Develop relationships with case writers worldwide.
Submit cases to national and international case research
conferences and competitions
Master's degree in business, finance, economics, or data science
field with at least five years of similar research and/or writing
experience or significant work experience in finance, economics, or
data science required. Master's degree and 18 months case writing
experience highly preferred.
Knowledge of industry expertise, Darden curriculum, and/or areas
of interest to Darden faculty preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication.
Literacy about business issues.
Project management ability to manage production of multiple
cases and other teaching materials concurrently, being cognizant of
approvals and deadline for publication.
Research capability to access business data bases and other
public sources to extract financial information and other relevant
Research experience to translate models and frameworks into
Analytic skills using spreadsheet modeling, statistical tests,
and qualitative comparisons.
Knowledge of business concepts and principles.
Proficiency in the use of technology, and Office and statistical
software to generate data and develop charts, tables, and other
Ability to work in an unstructured environment and collaborate
Ability to communicate and interact with senior business
executives and faculty from around the world.
- Critical thinking and ability to write clearly while meeting
This position has a term limit of two years.
This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt
level, benefited position. Competitive salary based on experience.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires
prior to employment. For questions about the position or the
application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior
Recruiter at email@example.com.
How to Apply:
Applications that do not contain all of the required documents
will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple
documents can be uploaded in the box.
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday,
and search for R0021177. Complete an application online and attach
a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three
references (name, email address, telephone number, and
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your
Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs," and search for R0021177.
Complete an application online and attach a cover letter,
CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name,
email address, telephone number, and address).
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