Assistant Professor of Architecture (Technology)

Harvard University

United States

July 14, 2021


Position Title Assistant Professor of Architecture (Technology)

School Harvard Graduate School of Design Department/Area Architecture Position Description

The Harvard Graduate School of Design invites highly qualified individuals to apply to a full-time tenure track position in Environmental Technologies. The position is housed in the Department of Architecture, but the candidate is expected to engage students and colleagues across the school's departments and programs.

Teaching responsibilities will involve required introductory courses in Environmental Technologies and environmentally-focused design strategies for students in the department's professional MArch program. Teaching will also be geared towards students in other programs, and involve advanced courses in specialized areas, as well as participation in design studios.

Candidates should be creative researchers able to advance knowledge in the area of Environmental Technologies, and be well versed in the underlying science as well as in related computational and experimental methods. A collaborative mindset and interest in engaging in the school's Center for Green Buildings and Cities and/or the Laboratory for Design Technology are expected. Candidates should have an exemplary record of research and teaching and should be able to interact with related disciplines such as ecology, engineering, or public health. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a record of scholarship and/or teaching in at least one focused area such as digital fabrication and construction, advanced building materials, life cycle design, systems operation and design, or others.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to hold a doctoral degree in a related area. Prior teaching experience and a strong publication record are expected.

This appointment, expected to start in Fall 2022, is expected to be a full- time position at the level of assistant. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting on September 15th, 2021. Candidates should upload a letter of interest, current CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging statement. Portfolios may be requested following review by the committee.

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 15, 2021.

Contact Information

Charis Talcott, Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Contact Email Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Information:

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

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

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