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Teaching Fellow - Financial Reporting and Control

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, please do not wait for the deadline to apply online.

Harvard Business School (HBS) seeks a candidate to serve as a full-time teaching fellow to assist a faculty course head in ensuring the effective administration of a critical first year MBA course, Financial Reporting and Control (FRC). This is an exciting opportunity that will provide the successful candidate with first hand exposure to world-class faculty, and an ideal environment in which to advance one’s own learning and professional development.

Working to support the FRC teaching group, the RA will have these major areas of responsibility:
  •  High level engagement with the faculty teaching group and the course to ensure effective course administration;
  • Student support including review sessions, tutorials, problem sets; and
  • Research including updating and writing cases and supplemental course materials, and preparing teaching notes. 
Primary Duties:

  • The RA will read and prepare cases, attend faculty teaching group meetings, attend classes, and assist with class participation.
  • Assist the faculty course head in issues related to course design, quizzes, exams, and assignment preparation.  
  • Conduct review sessions and provide tutorial support to students outside the classroom.
  • Assist the faculty in designing grading templates, and in grading and providing feedback.
  • Develop teaching materials to help enhance the course framework, including writing cases, teaching notes, and supplemental materials or tools as directed by the course head.
  • Support the teaching group and implement decisions pertaining to course materials, assignments, and communication with students and administrative departments.
  • Manage course logistics including preparing and updating the course platform, ensuring the quality of course materials, scheduling teaching group meetings, coordinating Teaching Assistants as needed, and planning and scheduling outside speakers. 
  • Conduct research or coordinate the research of current events, and work with the teaching group faculty to integrate those materials into the course.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree is required (MS in accounting or MBA preferred).
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience in accounting or related teaching and research are required.
  • Have close familiarity with and ability to research or effectively summarize accounting standards.
Additional Qualifications:
Strong preference for CPA.

Teaching experience will be an advantage but is not a requirement. The successful candidate must be a very good writer; have extensive training in accounting; have solid financial, analytical, conceptual skills; work well independently; and be at home in an academic environment. 

Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, research, analytical, writing, and editing skills are required. Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt to changes in priorities; ability to work calmly under deadline pressure, work both independently and as a team member, take initiative; and follow projects through to completion.
Please Note:
Applicants should not reach out to faculty directly.
This is a full-time term appointment starting January 2024 (start date flexible) through June 30, 2024, with an expectation of reappointment until June 30, 2025. All research and teaching support roles at HBS are structured as one-year term appointments, but faculty prefer candidates willing to commit for multiple years.

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 2-4 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity. All candidates will be expected to submit a writing sample, transcript, and a code sample to be reviewed by an HBS statistician.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
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