Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor of Urban Design

Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture

Professor of Architectural Design, and Professor in Practice (non-tenured)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Architectural Design

Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture

 

 

Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor of Urban Design

A faculty position for a distinguished scholar and/or practitioner (at the full professor level), or a candidate with superior attainment or strong promise (at the associate or assistant professor levels) is available in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to innovative thinking about topics that relate to contemporary issues on urbanization and the design of the city, and who are willing to engage in constructive dialogue not just with urban planners but also with colleagues in all disciplines at the GSD, as well as across the university.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in conceptualizing and developing cross-disciplinary research and academic initiatives that bear on the possibilities for reshaping contemporary urban environments, and be able to make innovative contributions to the current debates on Urbanism. In addition to the standard expectation that candidates will show demonstrated excellence in the application of design skills to the city and the built environment, we seek applicants with a capacity to promote and reflect upon some of the most pressing socio-spatial challenges of our times (sustainable mobility, climate change and the environmental impacts of urbanization, transformations in the nature of work, increasing economic and social inequality, hybridity of uses in the city, etc.). In addition, we seek individuals willing to push the methodological boundaries of the discipline through such applications as digital design platforms, parametric design, emerging smart technologies, use of narratives or other unorthodox modes of representation, and so on. Finally, we will prioritize candidates whose epistemic repertoire includes a sensitivity to urban history, to the peculiarities of place, and to the social implications of design practice, as well as those who show a willingness to use their design research to explore new connections with the fields of planning, landscape architecture, social science and architecture.

Candidates should have significant experience in integrating studio or classroom teaching with applied research, and hold an advanced degree in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and/or other fields concerned with cities and urbanization. While all candidates with significant scholarly or professional achievement in a broad range of fields related to cities and urbanization will be considered, a background of commitment to the design of exemplary physical environments should be demonstrated through research and/or practice, and peer review.

The appointment is expected to be a full-time position at the level of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor. We will also consider positions for part-time positions at all ranks (assistant, associate, or professor in practice). Part-time positions are normally half-time and require the maintenance of an active outside practice or research activities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on October 30, 2018. To apply, click here.

 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture, Professional Practice

The GSD is soliciting candidates for a faculty position in the Department of Architecture. The successful candidate or candidates will provide leadership for the department in the area of professional practice.

Ideally, candidates for this position will hold a Master in Architecture and either a Business or Law degree. Candidates should also have relevant work experience in an architectural arena – public, institutional and/or private, as well as a record of scholarship related to the practice of architecture. Professional licensure is desirable but not a pre-requisite.

The successful candidate would contribute to the on-going development of the GSD’s practice curriculum, both in its degree programs and executive education offerings, as well as development and promulgation of knowledge in the practice area through teaching and research.

Among the activities envisioned for this role are the following:

• Development and teaching of courses in professional practice addressing subjects such as design strategy; environmental conditions; infrastructures; systems of logistics and information; regulatory context for the built environment; entrepreneurialism; and the cultural/spatial project of the City, through the lens of design, design practice, and societal change.

• Articulation of the evolving relationships between the Profession, the Academy, Business/Industry and the many publics served by architects and allied disciplines.

• Participation in the on-going dialog, internal assessments and developments related to the GSD’s accreditation by NAAB, and other state and national accreditation/registration bodies (NCARB, etc.).

• Engagement with GSD Executive Education programs as applicable.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 15, 2018 (and can continue to be submitted thereafter). To apply click here.

 

Professor of Architectural Design, and Professor in Practice (non-tenured)

Beginning Academic Year 2018-2019

One or more Senior faculty positions are available for highly qualified individuals to offer graduate-level instruction in architectural design. Housed in the Department of Architecture, these appointments will be made at the level of full-time tenured Professor, or Professor in Practice (non-tenured). Teaching responsibilities will involve instruction in design studios as well as lecture and seminar courses. Candidates should be actively engaged in an advanced experimental design practice. Conducting design and/or scholarly creative activities within the school is an important responsibility of the position. Senior faculty are expected to seek support and lead scholarly activities that include advanced students and junior faculty. Publication and/or exhibition of creative work is expected.

Candidates should hold a professional master’s degree in architecture, and be qualified through advanced scholastic preparation, innovative design investigation and exploration, and/or professional practice. An interest in high-level administrative duties is desirable.

Placed in the department of architecture, the successful candidate will have the interest and ability to address issues of their field and design across the departments at the GSD. S/He will be expected to play a role in the school’s advanced studies and doctoral programs, and serve as a liaison to related groups across Harvard. We are particularly interested in individuals who have the capacity to bridge between technology and the design culture.

Applications for multiple positions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. APPLY ONLINE.

 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Architectural Design

Beginning Academic Year 2018-2019

One or more faculty positions are available for highly qualified individuals to offer graduate-level instruction in architectural design. Housed in the Department of Architecture, these appointments will be made at the level of either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. We will also consider applications for part-time Professor in Practice positions at both ranks.

Teaching responsibilities will involve instruction in design studios as well as lecture and seminar courses. Candidates should be actively engaged in an advanced experimental design practice. Conducting design and/or scholarly creative activities within the school is an important responsibility of the position. Publication and/or exhibition of creative work is expected.

Candidates should hold a professional master’s degree in architecture or a related field and be qualified through advanced scholastic preparation, innovative design investigation and exploration, and/or professional practice. An interest in high-level administrative duties is desirable.

Placed in the department of architecture, the successful candidate will have the interest and ability to address issues of their field and design across the departments at the GSD. S/He will be expected to play a role in the school’s advanced studies and doctoral programs, and serve as a liaison to related groups across Harvard. We are particularly interested in individuals who have the capacity to bridge between technology and the design culture.

Applications for multiple positions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. APPLY ONLINE.

 

 

Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture

The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Kiley Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for the 2018-19 academic year. While the Kiley Fellowship is awarded competitively on an annual basis, successful Fellows are eligible to have their academic appointments renewed for a second year at the rank of Lecturer, dependent upon review of their teaching, research and creative practice.

This initiative is intended to recognize and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the history of pedagogic innovation at the GSD as well as the century of leadership in landscape education within the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Applications are collected annually.

Upcoming deadlines and application guidelines are listed here: Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture

For questions or additional information, please send an email to kileyfellowship@gsd.harvard.edu.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The GSD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from candidates with experience teaching and working with in diverse students.