Monday, November 12, 2012


The William Davidson Institute ("WDI")

WDI seeks someone to collaborate with some of the world’s leading business thinkers to produce high-impact business case studies and teaching materials that will be used in MBA and BBA programs. The successful candidate will assist with project management through all phases including writing, editing, marketing, adoption, and dissemination of teaching materials to our global audience. This is full-time employment (40 hours/wk, 8AM to 5PM, M–F) on-site in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office.


  • Work collaboratively with Ross School of Business faculty in writing case studies for use in MBA and BBA courses.
  • Analyze and apply contemporary business principles that guide students to solve problems that businesses face in a global economy.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research on emerging and transition market economies, as well as current academic needs in the general business curriculum.
  • Develop teaching materials based on this research within established time guidelines, including teaching cases and notes, syllabi, PowerPoint and video presentations, and other supplemental course materials.
  • Assist faculty with creating course materials from previously conducted research.
  • Manage multiple, complex projects.
  • Conduct competitive analysis of other organizations engaged in teaching materials development and dissemination.
  • Assist in the development of reporting metrics to measure success.
  • Report on teaching materials creation and publication metrics. Build tracking and measuring into the writing process.
  • Travel domestically and/or internationally may be a component of this job.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Public Policy or related field with an outstanding academic record. NOTE: Must have a basic understanding of contemporary business principles in a global economy.
  • Prior relevant and professional business writing experience.
  • Demonstrated paid experience conducting an independent research project.
  • Superior written communication in English language, research, analysis, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and to collaborate with business executives and professors as collaborators.
  • Ability to perform basic project-management and reporting functions.
  • Computer skills required: Windows-environment computer proficiency with MS Office products, including PowerPoint. NOTE: Familiarity with web-editing software and Creative Suite 4 (and above) is preferred.
  • Prior international travel experience is preferred; destinations that included emerging or transition market economies are a plus. Though travel will not be significant portion of the job, it is required for the successful candidate to be able to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Must already have authorization for employment in the USA. (This position is not eligible for H1-B sponsorship.)

Pay will be $40K per year, plus WDI’s benefits package (includes health, dental, life insurances, retirement with immediate vesting, and a generous paid time off package); details will be shared with candidates who are invited to an interview. NOTE: Benefits will not include relocation expenses.

WDI may review applications and cover letters as they are received. All who apply using WDI's Application form will receive an email acknowledging receipt within two business days of receipt.

The William Davidson Institute (WDI) is an affiliate of the University of Michigan; WDI employees are not employees of the University of Michigan. WDI has two office locations in Ann Arbor (campus & downtown); this position is located at the downtown location. Please submit your WDI Application for Employment to Human Resources:

WDI is an EOE.

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners


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