Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
05 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School Harvard Graduate School of Design
Department/Area 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.

Basic Qualifications

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.

Additional Qualifications

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.

Special Instructions

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.

Contact Information Lauren O’Brien 414 Gund Hall 48 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email lobrien@gsd.harvard.edu

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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5