Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture
School Harvard Graduate School of Design
Department/Area Landscape Architecture
A junior faculty position is available for highly qualified individuals to
offer graduate-level instruction in environmental history. Housed in the
Department of Landscape Architecture, this is planned as a full-time tenure
Candidates should be creative emerging researchers who have demonstrated an
innovative historical approach to narrating and theorizing familiar and/or
previously overlooked objects, subjects, topics, and themes within or beyond
the traditional bounds of art-, architectural-, urban-, design- or landscape-
history. The candidate will be expected to make substantial scholarly
contributions to the field while at the same time continuing to define it with
respect to past and future possibilities and practices within landscape
Teaching responsibilities include a comprehensive course on the history of the
environment—considered as an evolving concept and an inhabited condition—in
the modern era. The successful candidate will also offer research-based
seminars in their area of specialization to students in the professional, PhD,
and other degree tracts.
Teaching responsibilities also involve engagement in the Department of
Landscape Architecture's core curriculum, including “Climate by Design,” which
explores responses to the climate crisis including adaptation and mitigation,
and with design studios through guest critiques and project reviews.
Candidates are required to hold a PhD in the history of landscape, art,
architecture, urbanism, environmental or ecological humanities, history of
science, STS, critical geography, or related fields.
This appointment, expected to start in Fall 2022, is expected to be a full-
time position at the level of assistant or associate professor. We will review
applications on a rolling basis starting on September 1st, 2021. Candidates
should upload a letter of interest, current CV, a teaching statement and a
research statement, a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging statement, and two or
three significant works such as articles or book chapters.
For the required statement of teaching philosophy, please describe your
pedagogical approach, including how you would approach teaching students
across disciplines and departments in the context of design and/or planning
education, in no more than two pages.
For the required statement of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, please
address the following question in no more than two pages:
Given the geographic diversity represented in the GSD community, and our
commitment to anti-racism and inclusion, how do you approach pedagogy and
mentoring for a student cohort that is diverse across multiple dimensions
including but not limited to nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, and
Candidates should submit names and contact information for a minimum of 3
referees. Candidates will be notified regarding requests for recommendation
letters during the short list phase of the recruitment process.
Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2021.
Tim Hoffman, Faculty Affairs Administrator
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status,
gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related
conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, as
underscored by our school's Community Values Statement, the GSD is committed
to diversity and inclusion within our community, which is representative of
individuals from varied abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, identities,
races, lived experiences, and perspectives.
We especially welcome applications from members of historically
underrepresented groups and candidates with experience teaching and working
with diverse communities and students.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
Writing Sample 1
Writing Sample 2
Writing Sample 3