Assistant / Associate Professor of Architecture

Harvard University

United States


Title: Assistant / Associate Professor of Architecture

School: Harvard Graduate School of Design

Department/Area: Architecture

Position Description:
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.

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). The GSD is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from candidates with experience teaching and working with diverse students.

In addition to full-time positions, the committee may also consider candidates for part-time practice positions at all ranks, with responsibilities for teaching, research, and academic service.

Basic Qualifications:
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.

Contact Information:
Lauren O’Brien
Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Contact Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer:
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.

Minimum Number of References Required: 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 5

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research

Optional Documents
Publication 2
Publication 3

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