Title Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture or Professor of
Landscape Architecture (Public Realm)
School Harvard Graduate School of Design
Department/Area Landscape Architecture
Harvard's Department of Landscape Architecture is actively seeking highly
qualified individuals to offer graduate-level instruction and research with an
emphasis on design for the public realm. A full-time tenure track position at
the rank of associate professor is targeted, although the committee may also
consider the appointment of a full professor with tenure.
The preferred candidate should bring a distinguished international reputation
for their work in the discipline or profession of landscape architecture. They
should have experience teaching at the graduate level in the discipline, and
are expected to teach courses in design studios, lectures, seminars, and
workshops in the context of an interdisciplinary design school with
collaborative faculties in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban
planning and design. Applicants should be prepared to advise thesis students
and/or doctoral students.
We seek candidates with a focus on the design of public realm landscapes who
are committed to advancing debates in environmental and social justice in the
contemporary city. Candidates with expertise in landscape architecture and its
intersection with urban design and contemporary public space design—including
innovative infrastructure design, climate change, human health and design,
engagement with underserved communities, urban recreational landscapes, waste
sites and post-industrial landscapes—at all scales of human and non-human
interactions. Candidates should see their work as expanding disciplinary
boundaries and working across scales, embracing the multiple forces that
contribute to the conceptualization of urban landscapes and their public
dimensions. We are interested in candidates who have developed a research
trajectory in public realm landscapes or with a history of consequential
professional practice leading to a promising design research agenda.
The Department of Landscape Architecture educates landscape architects as
committed protagonists in the urgent global demand to design a more equitable
distribution of ecological, environmental, spatial, and economic resources.
Candidates should regard this position as a robust platform for vocal
citizenship, community engagement, and disciplinary leadership in the
advancement of improved landscape futures across all regions of the world.
Applicants are required to hold a master's level degree in landscape
architecture or a closely related field with preference given to those having
earned a doctoral degree. Evidence of productivity in scholarly publications
is helpful, and experience in landscape architecture practice is considered a
The school seeks to attract and retain individuals who possess a quality of
mind demonstrating high levels of intelligence, clarity of expression,
analytical ability, critical judgment, imagination, creativity, initiative,
and industry, and a quality that enables individuals to support free inquiry
and expression by others and to interact and work in constructive, collegial
collaboration with faculty, staff, and students. In the school's evaluation of
candidates, desirable individual qualities and high potential are not
substitutes for a record of creative and productive achievement. Creative
contributions to the field through scholarship and/or design are essential to
effective teaching over time. Continued study and investigation with public
exposition of research and professional accomplishments are normal obligations
of faculty at Harvard.
The position of associate professor is intended for individuals pursuing
full-time academic careers who are highly effective teachers and whose
creative work in scholarship, design/research work, or professional practice,
or a combination thereof, indicates they are making excellent progress in
their academic careers and that they will likely be viable candidates for
tenure in the future. Appointments are made for a fixed term of four to six
years on a full-time basis. Associate professors are guaranteed a review for
promotion to professor, but are not guaranteed such a promotion.
At Harvard, the position of associate professor is untenured.
The position of professor is intended for individuals pursuing full-time
academic careers who are highly effective teachers and whose creative work in
scholarship, design research/work, or professional practice, or a combination
thereof, is recognized by peers as a preeminent and enduring intellectual
contribution to their field. Individuals in this position will employ their
time teaching, conducting creative work in scholarship or design
research/work, and fulfilling their responsibilities for academic service.
Appointments are made with tenure on a full-time basis.
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 15, 2021.
Tim Hoffman, Faculty Affairs Administrator
Contact Email email@example.com
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
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Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement