The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Faculty Affairs office works with the School’s academic leadership to build an outstanding faculty and to support the creation of an environment where GSD’s gifted designers, scholars, and teachers can do their best work. We provide information and facilitation for appointments, promotions, professional development opportunities, leaves, retirement, visas, workload questions and other aspects of academic life. We manage faculty searches, recruiting, and the junior faculty mentorship program, and we also provide support for non-faculty academic appointments including postdocs and research associates.

Links to our office’s forms and resources, as well as links to university-wide resources for faculty are listed below. Staff contacts are also listed below. We are happy to schedule individual meetings as needed, or to connect via Teams on an unscheduled basis as available.

GSD Faculty Affairs Resources

COVID-19 Information for Faculty

Online Teaching Resources

Life at the GSD Resources

GSD Faculty ‘Teams‘ (requires HarvardKey login):

Academic Appointments and Policies

Academic Calendars & Schedules

Faculty Handbooks, Administrative Policies, and Guidelines for Instruction

GSD Organizational Charts

Open Faculty Positions

Open Non-Faculty Academic Positions

Statement by Women Faculty at the Graduate School of Design, May 2018


GSD Faculty Affairs Forms

Faculty Long-term Leave of Absence Form

Faculty Short-term Leave of Absence Form

Non-Faculty Academic Hire Form

Temporary/Short-term Employee Hire Form

Visiting Scholar/Fellow Hire Form


University-wide Resources

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity, Harvard’s central faculty affairs office, provides information on faculty benefits, parental leave, child care, diversity policies, work/life programs, housing resources, and more.

The Title IX Office contains information pursuant to Harvard’s University-wide Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy.

The Harvard International Office (HIO) provides information on a wide range of topics, including immigration issues (work permits, travel), financial questions, social and cultural differences, and other resources at Harvard and in the community.

Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication spearheads campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship.


GSD Faculty Affairs Staff – Gund 414

Pamela Baldwin
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs
617-495-5409 | Chat via Teams

Alicia Comunale
Appointments, Data, and Payroll Coordinator
| Chat via Teams

Timothy Hoffman
Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs
617-495-3020 | Chat via Teams

Emmy Ly
Faculty Affairs Coordinator
617-496-8242 | Chat via Teams

Caroline P. Newton
Director, Faculty Affairs
617-496-4871 | Chat via Teams