Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Planning

Harvard University

United States

October 10, 2021

Description

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Planning

School Harvard Graduate School of Design Department/Area Urban Planning and Design Position Description

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design seeks to fill one or more tenure track faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor level (without tenure) in environmental planning, lodged in the Department of Urban Planning and Design. The School will consider candidates with backgrounds in a variety of environmental planning subfields, including but not limited to climate change, sustainable urban and regional development, infrastructure, environmental justice, environmental governance, environmentally sensitive land use and/or stewardship, and natural disaster resilience. A background in climate change is highly preferred. Candidates with an interest in the interplay between the form and function of the built and natural environments as well as a specialization in a particular domain such as land, air, water, or coastal regions are welcome. Candidates may employ a variety of methods in their work, including those drawn from urban planning, spatial and infrastructure analysis, ecology and natural science, design, law, public policy, sociology, political science, and economics, among others. Successful candidates must demonstrate a high level of achievement and/or promise in their research and teaching, consistent with their career stage. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in disciplines or fields relevant to environmental planning. Professional work experience may add to a candidate's background.

Pending Dean's approval.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in disciplines or fields relevant to environmental planning. Professional work experience may add to a candidate's background.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

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 gender identity?

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 8, 2021.

Contact Information

Tim Hoffman, Faculty Affairs Administrator

Contact Email thoffman@gsd.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Information about the GSD:

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.

Additional Information about the Department:

Composed of internationally experienced scholars and practitioners, the Department's faculty explores the built environment from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and points of view. The Department's pedagogically innovative combination of interdisciplinary studios, lecture courses, seminars, and independent study, coupled with a relatively small student size of roughly 180 individuals drawn from around the world, creates an intimate, engaged educational atmosphere in which students thrive and learn.

The Department's embrace of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is built on the firm conviction that both classroom and community experiences are enriched by creating space for multiple perspectives to be surfaced, understood, and valued. Such conditions produce optimal learning environments and healthy interpersonal relationships. The Department is committed to translating these values into its programmatic policies, practices, pedagogy and methods of engagement in classroom settings, with one another, and the world outside the GSD. We believe that if we insist on a diversity of voices among ourselves, our students will insist on a diversity of voices in the processes and outcomes of their professional work.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
  • Publication
  • Optional Documents

  • Publication 2
  • Publication 3
  • Publication 4
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