Visiting Research Fellow

Washington, D.C.
Commensurate with experience
May 09, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
Full Time


Visiting Research Fellow

Kogod School of Business, Management Department

The Department of Management at the Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, D.C. invites applications and nominations for a full-time Visiting Research Fellow to be attached to the American University Center for Innovation (AUCI) beginning Fall Semester 2017. This is a term position, with a one year renewable contract.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Earned a Ph.D.
  • Produced high quality research

Key position activities include:

  • Conducting high-quality research, with a focus on entrepreneurship
  • Publishing high quality academic articles
  • Teaching 2 courses per year (1-1) which could be undergraduate or graduate coursework
  • Providing substantial leadership and coordination in furthering the goals of the AU Kogod School Candidates, e.g., in curriculum development, external and internal engagement, and grant applications, in ongoing programs such as Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Business in the Capital.
  • Participating in department, school, and college activities.

Rank: Visiting Research Fellow

Salary: Competitive

This Visiting Research Fellow position provides emerging scholars with an excellent opportunity to develop and extend their research programs following their PhDs. Applicants should be interested in furthering their academic careers, particularly in terms of pursuing peer-reviewed academic publications. We welcome any methodology (e.g., experiments, fsQCA, regressions, modelling, qualitative) and a focus on real world problems faced by practitioners and policymakers. Researchers affiliated to AUCI are particularly interested in principled entrepreneurship, value creation, and human flourishing. Topical domains in entrepreneurship and innovation include strategy, corporate governance, policy, and education.

Visiting Research Fellows can take advantage of many resources at American University including research collaborations, mentorship, school-wide and university-wide speaker series, and excellent colleagues. Additional resources include several closely -related centers, the Cybersecurity and Governance Center, Metropolitan Policy Center, Tax Policy Center, and Center for Business in the Capital. These centers’ scholarly and curricular activities provide possibilities for corporate contacts, collaboration, intellectual stimulation, and possible data collection. The Kogod School of Business is a highly collaborative and inclusive intellectual community, and Visiting Research Fellows would be extremely valued for the energy and ideas they bring and will be fully integrated into this community.

For more information about the Kogod School of Business, see and for more information about AUCI, see

We welcome graduates of business schools as well as those completing degrees in Economics, Statistics, Philosophy, Political Science, or related disciplines who perhaps are considering careers in business schools. Further, American University strongly values diversity and all applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Visiting Research Fellows are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of research manuscripts, and three references electronically via interfolio using the following link:

Requests for information should be directed to:

Ms. Takei Roach

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Kogod School of Business

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016-8044

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