Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Planning
School Harvard Graduate School of Design
Department/Area Urban Planning and Design
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.
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.
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 8, 2021.
Tim Hoffman, Faculty Affairs Administrator
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement