Faculty Affiliate

Maximum three-year fixed term, with possibility of additional maximum three-year fixed terms.

Description

Appointment as a Faculty Affiliate may be granted to individuals who are tenured faculty members in another Harvard Faculty. Such status shall be for a fixed term of up to three years which may be renewed. Faculty affiliates teach, supervise students, and/or engage in research collaborations in the school. A Faculty Affiliate appointment does not include a titled appointment as professor in the Faculty of Design. Faculty affiliates will be listed on the relevant department list of faculty members. Faculty Affiliates may attend department and full faculty meetings, but are not voting faculty members.

Process for Appointment

The chair of a department, in consultation with senior faculty of the department, makes a recommendation to the dean, who may approve the appointment only after obtaining written approval from the dean of the school in which the faculty affiliate candidate holds tenure. Before a faculty affiliate may be appointed, a written proposal describing the rationale for the appointment, including the candidate’s anticipated involvement in the department and school, shall be prepared by the chair of the department. The proposal shall state whether the candidate will offer courses, advise students, participate in research projects, and/or otherwise engage in the intellectual life of the school. In the penultimate year of the term of affiliation, the rationale for the appointment and the level of the Faculty Affiliate’s involvement shall be reviewed by the chair of the department, in consultation with the senior faculty of the department and the dean, and the appointment may be extended with the approval of the deans of both faculties or allowed to expire.

Affiliate Status of GSD Faculty within Other Harvard Faculties

Affiliate status of senior voting faculty members within other Harvard Faculties may be approved by the GSD dean after receipt of a proposal from the faculty member stating the nature of the affiliation and compliance with the approval process of the host faculty.

Affiliate status of junior voting faculty members within other Harvard Faculties may be approved by the department chair and the GSD dean after receipt of a proposal from the faculty member stating the nature of the affiliation and compliance with the approval process of the host faculty.

 

Others Offering Instruction

Refers to individuals with faculty appointments at other Harvard schools who are teaching a course cross-listed at the GSD but who do not have a faculty appointment at the GSD. Term of appointment coincides with course taught.

Individuals with faculty appointments at other Harvard schools, who are not eligible for a formal Faculty Affiliate appointment but who offer cross-listed courses approved by the department chair at the GSD, may be considered under this category and listed for informational purposes on published faculty lists with the titles they hold at their home school. The temporary affiliation coincides with the course taught.

 

Dependent Lecturer or Dependent Design Critic

Dependent Lecturer: Refers to individuals with staff appointments at the GSD who are teaching a studio course at the GSD. Term of design critic appointment coincides with course taught.

Dependent Design Critic: refers to individuals with staff appointments at the GSD who are teaching a studio course at the GSD. Term of design critic appointment coincides with course taught.

Individuals with staff appointments at the GSD may be appointed by the Dean, in consultation with the relevant department chair and departmental senior faculty, for purposes of teaching a course at the GSD. The term of the dependent lecturer or design critic appointment coincides with the course taught.