Title Professor or Professor in the Practice of Design Science
School Harvard Graduate School of Design
Honoring the legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller as designer, inventor, and
scientist who was committed to addressing pressing planetary and societal
concerns, this newly established endowed professorship will support a
visionary scholar and/or practitioner at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
We seek individuals who support and expand upon the school's mission by
demonstrating a systemic, ethical, and innovative approach to global issues,
through design, of contemporary relevance and urgency. The successful
candidate will be appointed within the department that is most appropriate to
her or his primary field of expertise but will be expected to bridge between
all the disciplines represented in the GSD's academic departments and
programs, as well as establishing collaborative research and pedagogy with
other Harvard schools. This position is envisioned as a full-time tenured
position, although the committee may also consider a part-time practice
Teaching responsibilities will involve a combination of core courses within
one or more departments and advanced elective seminars or studios, or other
formats that might be considered equivalent.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of outstanding research,
practice, and teaching that advances one or more disciplines.
Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. or alternative appropriate terminal
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 1, 2021.
Tim Hoffman, Faculty Affairs Administrator
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement