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Case Writing Fellow

Stanford University
Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States

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Case Writing Fellow🔍Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States📁Administration📅Jun 05, 2024 Post Date📅103229 Requisition #Stanford's Graduate School of Business (GSB) has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students with a transformative leadership experience, pushing the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offering a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in service of our mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change lives, change organizations, and change the world. We invite you to be part of this mission.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks two CES Case Writing Fellows to work with entrepreneurial faculty to develop new cases for graduate-level entrepreneurial courses. The Case Fellows research and interview leaders of startup and high growth companies, partner with faculty to develop a case about the company that drives key learning goals and write and refine the cases and relevant study questions. Case Fellows also grade for some graduate level business school courses. Case Fellows participate in processes to identify leaders who bring aspects of diversity into the classroom as potential case protagonists.

Case Fellows deepen their own learning about entrepreneurship and leadership while developing critical learning tools for the graduate business curriculum. They have the opportunity to work with faculty and build knowledge about how curriculum is created to meet teaching objectives. They have the opportunity to learn from C-level leaders in startup and growing companies.

Please Note: This position is hybrid with an average of three days on-site work at the Stanford GSB campus.

Your primary responsibilities include:

    Research, draft, and write case studies and related study questions, in partnership with faculty, to be used as curriculum in the business school’s entrepreneurial courses.Drive the case writing process, to ensure cases are completed on time at high quality and that the case writing timeline is very effectively managed and well communicated to faculty and case protagonists.Serve as a representative of Stanford in interviews with case protagonists, typically C-level leaders in startup and growing companies.Provide grading for graduate level entrepreneurial courses, including reading and grading papers, and occasionally providing feedback on in-class participation.Contribute to the diversity of leaders who are guests in GSB classrooms by helping to identify leaders from diverse backgrounds who lead interesting companies about which an effective case study might be developed.Do background research on the companies about which cases will be written to develop effective interview outlines and to hold a well-informed interview with company leaders.Occasionally may provide writing and research for other curriculum deliverables, other than case studies.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

    Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization (entrepreneurship).Ability to oversee and direct staff.Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
In addition, preferred requirements include:

    Very strong preference given to candidates who are recent (1-5 years) Stanford MBA or MSx graduates who took multiple entrepreneurial courses during their educational experience, thus having familiarity with Stanford Graduate School of Business’ recent entrepreneurial curriculum.Outstanding demonstrated writing abilityAbility to skillfully conduct interviews to gather insights and informationStrong academic recordSolid financial skills and good understanding of how to read and interpret financial statementsAbility to work independently to deliver high quality results extremely reliably. Success in one or more entrepreneurship courses
The expected pay range for this position is $95,000 - $132,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé plus two writing samples written by you and not edited by others along with your online application.

Why Stanford is for You
Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:

    Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4112
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 103229
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible


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