Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Architectural History
School Harvard Graduate School of Design
Department/Area Architecture/Modern and Contemporary
A full-time tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor
level is available for highly qualified individuals to offer graduate-level
instruction in modern and contemporary architectural history at the Harvard
Graduate School of Design (GSD).
Teaching responsibilities will involve required, comprehensive courses in the
history of modern and contemporary architecture across a range of national,
regional, and cultural settings for students in the professional MArch and
post-professional MDES programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will
offer lecture courses and research-based seminars in their area of expertise
to students across the professional, post-professional, and doctoral tracts
(PhD and DDes).
Candidates should be creative researchers who show promise of 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 architectural history. We are especially interested in
candidates whose expertise lies in such areas as race, gender, diasporic
communities, and questions of power and hegemony in the design disciplines.
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 research possibilities.
The candidates are expected to engage in the Department of Architecture's core
curriculum and with design studios through guest critiques and project
Candidates are required to hold a PhD in architectural or urban history. They
will have a record of scholarship and teaching in one or more of the following
areas: BIPOC architectural and urban traditions; the Global South; colonialism
and imperialism; and postcolonial theories and practices.
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.
Charis Talcott, Faculty Affairs Coordinator
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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