Freelance Writers in Organizational Behavior (JO-1404-247) Watertown, Massachusetts

Harvard Business Publishing is looking for business instructors/faculty, doctoral students, MBA graduates, or business writers with content expertise in Organizational Behavior for occasional project work over the next year. The writers will write and edit 30-page instructional, theoretical texts on Organizational Behavior topics in the MBA curriculum for our Core Curriculum program. Potential topics include: Conflict and Negotiation; Decision Making and Creativity; Leadership; Managing Diversity; Organizational Culture; and Organizational Innovation and Change. The readings will be used in first-year (required course) MBA programs worldwide, usually assigned with a case study.

Candidates need a DBA/PhD or MBA, as well as pedagogical experience with the instruction of Organizational Behavior to first-year MBA students. Current DBA/PhD students in Organizational Behavior may also apply. Academic writing experience is necessary; experience writing textbooks is a plus. We will compensate writers a flat project fee for each published text and teaching note package. Each text will be approximately 20,000 words (30 pages single-spaced) in length.  Writers will receive acknowledgement, but not co-authorship.

Each writer will work under the guidance of a Harvard faculty expert and will be expected to submit and revise several drafts to address the comments of HBP editors and faculty reviewers. We will not expect writers to conduct field interviews at companies, but some library and/or web database research could be expected. Writers can work remotely, via email, on a flexible project basis, but preferably based in greater New England - with availability to come to Boston for regular meetings.

We hope to finish selecting writers and subjects by early summer 2014, but some chapter development may start after that timeframe. You would then have three months to submit a first draft for each reading.

Please submit a resume/CV as well as 1-2 writing samples (preferably longer, or academic ones). If you have practical schedule constraints over the next 3-6 months, please indicate those as well.