Harvard Business School is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in history for a tenure-track position in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit. While candidates may study any geographic region or time period, we are especially looking for scholars whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: business-government relations, economic development, democratic governance, international institutions and/or international relations, law, political economy, public policy, and trade. Candidates may come directly from Ph.D. programs or from the faculties of other universities. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2021.
Harvard Business School is truly a great place for historians. With dedicated research centers around the world and unrivalled research support, as well as teaching responsibilities typically limited to one semester a year, it is an excellent place to produce cutting-edge scholarship. The interdisciplinary nature of our unit, drawn together by a common interest in political economy, produces a tight-knit group with lively and very fruitful intellectual exchanges. Business school faculty members also engage with all parts of Harvard, regularly attending seminars, advising graduate students, and in several cases holding supplemental appointments elsewhere around the university. Our colleague Sophus Reinert [hbs.edu], for example, enjoys an appointment in the Harvard History Department in addition to his principal appointment in our unit at Harvard Business School.
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