Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of Urban Design or Professor in Practice

Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture



Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

One or more junior faculty positions are available for highly qualified individuals to offer graduate-level instruction in landscape architecture. Housed in the Department of Landscape Architecture, this is planned as a full-time tenure track position, although the committee may also consider a part-time appointment as assistant professor in practice.

Teaching responsibilities will involve instruction in design studios and lecture and seminar courses in areas that support practice and design education for landscape architects. Candidates should be landscape architects who have attained superior recognition in scholarship or practice through their primary academic/professional endeavors in design. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate design leadership in one or more of the following areas: climate, environmental, and racial justice; non-western cultural landscapes; labor and landscape; or landscapes of reconciliation and commemoration.

Candidates are required to hold a professional degree in landscape architecture, and must be qualified through professional practice and/or innovative design investigation and exploration.

To apply for this position, click here.

For the required statement of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, please address the following question in no more than two pages: Given the global nature of the GSD community, how do you approach pedagogy and mentoring for an ethnically and racially diverse student cohort?

For the required statement of teaching philosophy, please describe your pedagogical approach, including how you mentor students across disciplines and departments, in no more than two pages.


At GSD, the position of assistant professor is intended for individuals pursuing full-time academic careers who have some teaching experience and whose creative work in scholarship, design/research work, or professional practice, or a combination thereof, indicates that they have a promising future in their academic career and may someday be viable candidates for tenure. Candidates should have completed the formal educational requirements of their fields which, for designers, shall normally be a professional master’s degree plus professional experience and, for scholars, shall normally be a doctoral degree. Appointments are made for a fixed term of four to six years on a full-time basis. Assistant professors are guaranteed a review for promotion to associate professor, not later than the penultimate year of the assistant professor appointment, but are not guaranteed such a promotion. An individual holding the position of assistant professor is an officer of the University and may not concurrently hold a position at another academic institution.




Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of Urban Design or Professor in Practice

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 (tenure track) 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 with colleagues in all of the disciplines at the GSD, as well as across the university.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in conceptualizing and developing cross-disciplinary academic and research initiatives that help reshape contemporary urban environments through innovative contributions to the current debates on urbanization. In addition to exhibiting 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 the challenges of our times: more sustainable mobility; climate change & environmental stewardship; and the changing nature of work and living environments, mitigating economic and social inequalities and other such pressing socio-spatial challenges. In addition, we seek individuals willing to push the methodological boundaries of the discipline through such applications as digital design platforms, emerging smart technologies, and novel forms of representation. We will prioritize candidates whose work demonstrates sensitivity to urban history, to the distinctions of place, and to the social implications of design practice. Finally we encourage applicants who show a willingness to use their design research to explore new connections with the fields of planning, landscape architecture, architecture, the social sciences, and the humanities.

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 committee will prioritize applications for the position of full-time professor, associate professor, or assistant professor. We will also consider applications 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 1, 2019.

To apply for the position, click here.


Assistant or Associate Professor in Planning and Urban Economics, Tenure Track

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design seeks to fill a new tenure-track position in the Department of Urban Planning and Design focused on urban economics. We seek an innovative, productive and creative scholar whose research and teaching apply key concepts and methods from the field of urban economics to the analysis of urban development at various scales. Attractive candidates for this position might connect work in urban economics to a broad range of urban subjects, including housing, economic development, public finance, urban and regional policy, the environment, spatial analytics, big data, urban modeling, and urban real estate, among others. We welcome applications from candidates who conduct research on contemporary urban and metropolitan problems and strategies, whether in the developed or developing worlds and who connect to planning and design inquiries. We also welcome applications from candidates who have some practical work experience in government, non-profit or private sectors. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in urban economics and subjects explored within the Department of Urban Planning and Design’s curriculum.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in planning, economics, or another social science discipline, and should have a research and publications record commensurate with their career stage. A proven record of teaching is also desirable.

The committee will begin reviewing applications October 1, 2019.

To apply for the position, click here.


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 Teaching Fellow will be appointed Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for the academic year, and is expected to be in full-time residence. While the Kiley Teaching 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.

The Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship builds upon the GSD’s history of pedagogic innovation as well as the Department of Landscape Architecture’s century of leadership in landscape education. This initiative is intended to recognize and foster emerging design educators who are considering an academic career in landscape architecture and who are interested in advancing contemporary discourse through pedagogy in core and elective curricula.

Applications are collected annually.

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

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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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, 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 diverse students.