About IMD business school
IMD is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach. We strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide.
Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.
For the last 8 consecutive years, IMD has been ranked #1 in the world for Open executive programs and in the top three overall for executive education (Financial Times 2012-2019).
To reinforce our team, we are looking for a
Associate Director (100%) – IMD Global Board CenterThe Job's mission
The Associate Director teams up with the Director of the IMD Global Board Center (www.imd.org/board/board-center/) on research and academic issues. He/she is responsible for the Center producing high quality academic research in top management journals (e.g., FT 50). He/she manages the relationship between the Center and IMD internal and external stakeholders and acts as an ambassador of the Center, leading research activities, as well as representing the Center in external events. He/she substitutes the Director in front of clients and other projects as required. He/she continuously reinforces the Center highest level of excellence through optimal communication processes. However, his/her non-academic tasks will be secondary to the primary goal of publishing high quality academic research (e.g., FT 50).
Key activities & accountabilities
Produce high quality academic research in top management journals (e.g., FT 50)
Confidence in interacting with board members and senior executives to help with their learning needs
Ability to represent the Center's research at leading academic conferences and other external forums
Work collaboratively with other researchers within the IMD Global Board Center, and from
external research providers and/or partners'
Lead the Center's research activities and initiatives in association with the Faculty Director
Manage and develop the Center's research strategy and methodology, including consistent production of academic publications (e.g., FT 50 list of journals)
Be responsible for the Center's overall operations, and to serve as line manager for research and operational staff
PhD degree in Management, Strategy or Finance or a related discipline ideally on corporate governance topics
Strong research credentials with a track record of publishing in high quality peer reviewed journals (e.g., FT 50)
Experience in leading research initiatives and managing researchers
Expertise in quantitative empirical research methods, including Big Data analysis and/or econometrics
Expertise using statistical packages, such as Stata, SAS, R, or equivalent. Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., Python) is a plus
Excellent English writing skills and experience writing for academic audiences
Full fluency in English (written and spoken) at a native level or equivalent. Other languages are a plus
Keen and demonstrable interest in corporate governance or other closely associated subjects
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational skills (multiple projects will be running concurrently)
Ability to work independently and proactively with minimum supervision
Deadline and results oriented
Ability to work well under pressure
Flexible (heavy workload during peak periods and some travel required)
How to apply
If you have the above skills and would like to join our exciting and challenging environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation, resume and sample academic writing, all in English) to email@example.com
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