Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) Fellow

Harvard University

United States

October 1, 2021


Position Title Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) Fellow

School Harvard Graduate School of Design Department/Area Harvard Center For Green Buildings And Cities Position Description

With mounting evidence of the impact of human activity on the global climate, the built environment is increasingly understood to be a critical site for applied and conceptual research in questions of energy and ecology. The inaugural CGBC Fellowship offers a one-year research and teaching position with the possibility of extension for an additional year. It is intended for an early-career individuals who hold a Ph.D. or Doctorate Degree in an area related to building sciences, and whose research focuses on various scales. Fellows will be hosted at the Center for Green Buildings and Cites and conduct research related to their field. They will be expected to teach two classes at the Graduate School of Design (GSD). Fellows will be provided with resources to develop their research and will have access to HouseZero. Opportunities to interact with other researchers and scholars within and outside the GSD as well as to share the outcome of their work will be provided.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or Doctorate Degree in an area related to building sciences, with research that focuses on various scales.

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 upload a letter of interest; CV; list of three recommenders with contact information; writing samples; research statement, proposal for possible classes to teach, a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging statement; and a portfolio if applicable. Candidates will be notified regarding requests for recommendation letters during the short list phase of the recruitment process.

The appointment(s) is/are expected to start in Fall 2022. Deadline for application is October 1, 2021.

Contact Information

Tim Hoffman, Faculty Affairs Administrator

Contact Email thoffman@gsd.harvard.edu 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

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
  • Writing Sample 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample 2
  • Writing Sample 3
  • Other