Postdoctoral Fellow in Entrepreneurship

University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management

Postdoctoral Fellow for the Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Entrepreneurship

Job #JPF06253
  • ANDERSON GRAD SCH OF MANAGEMENT / Anderson School Of Management / UCLA

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 19th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Apr 2, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Anderson plans to hire for the Alfred Osborne Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Entrepreneurship affiliated with the Harold & Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, beginning in the summer of 2021. The position has an initial term of one year, with a second-year extension available following a satisfactory evaluation of research activity in the first year.

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., has been part of the UCLA community for more than 40 years, serving as a professor and in numerous administrative roles including as Interim Dean. He has led the Price Center for more than 30 of those years, building it into one of the leading academic centers for entrepreneurship. The Fellowship honors his many contributions by helping to develop the next generation of entrepreneurship scholars.

The Osborne Fellowship is intended to support a talented scholar doing research relevant to entrepreneurship and interested in teaching entrepreneurship courses. UCLA Anderson has scholars interested in entrepreneurship in a number of its academic areas, including in Finance, Strategy, Global Economics and Management, and in Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management. Candidates whose entrepreneurship-relevant research interests overlap with those of one or more current faculty at UCLA Anderson will be preferred.

Before beginning this position, Alfred Osborne Fellows must have completed a PhD (or at least a successful dissertation defense) in management or in a related discipline (e.g., economics, finance, psychology, sociology) and have demonstrated an interest in and ability to advance entrepreneurship-relevant research. Candidates will also be evaluated on their interest in and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, in building ties across the university, and on the extent to which they are committed to the success and mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations.

Once hired, the Osborne Fellow will be expected (i) to assist with the research activities of the Price Center, including research summaries and translations, (ii) to engage with some of the co-curricular activities of the Price Center, (iii) to continue to pursue his or her research program, and (iv) to participate in the broader UCLA Anderson research community (e.g., attending research seminars, mentoring graduate students, exploring research collaborations). The fellow will be encouraged to work both independently and in collaborations of their choosing to enrich the empirical research contributions of the school.

Review of candidates for the position will begin on April 2. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a representative manuscript, and a research statement describing their interests (including any specific faculty collaborators and/or projects they would like to pursue as part of the fellowship). In order to receive full consideration, please submit your application materials online at

For questions about this position, please contact Prof. Olav Sorenson at

UCLA Anderson houses a diverse group of scholars interested in entrepreneurship, broadly construed. Faculty members with interests related to innovation and entrepreneurship include: Charles Corbett, Jana Gallus, Mark Garmaise, Jennifer Kao, Marvin Lieberman, Al Osborne, Mariko Sakakibara, Olav Sorenson, and Xinxin Wang.

For more information on the Price Center, visit

Located in an urban setting, UCLA is California’s largest university with a diverse student body of 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 25% of whom come from underrepresented groups. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to the success of underrepresented groups.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research - Include any specific faculty collaborators and/or projects you would like to pursue as part of the fellowship.
  • Representative Manuscript
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required
Job location
  • Los Angeles, CA