Faculty Affairs Office
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
GSD Faculty ‘Teams‘ (requires HarvardKey login):
- Full Faculty
- Innovations in Virtual Teaching
- Addressing Structural Racism (and other Resources for Inclusive Teaching)
Academic Appointments and Policies
Academic Calendars & Schedules
Faculty Handbooks, Administrative Policies, and Guidelines for Instruction
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
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.
- HR Information for Faculty
- Faculty Benefits Summary
- Faculty Real Estate Services
- Faculty Child Care Resources
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
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs
617-495-5409 | Chat via Teams
Appointments, Data, and Payroll Coordinator
| Chat via Teams
Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs
617-495-3020 | Chat via Teams
Faculty Affairs Coordinator
617-496-8242 | Chat via Teams
Caroline P. Newton
Director, Faculty Affairs
617-496-4871 | Chat via Teams