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Postdoctoral Fellow of History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2023

The Harvard Graduate School of Design is currently seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow in the history and theory of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. This appointment has been created to support a scholar in residence to pursue research and teaching. The recipient of the fellowship is expected to join the GSD community as well as participate in its life. The fellow will be required to teach the equivalent of one lecture course or two seminars (to be finalized after consultation with Harvard senior faculty members). The fellow will also be asked to give one public lecture to the GSD community related to their ongoing research.

This is a full-time position for one year with the possibility of extension. Fellows are provided a salary commensurate with experience, benefits, and access to university resources. It carries with it an appointment as Lecturer in the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Candidates must have received a doctoral degree in the history and theory of architecture or a related field at the time of the appointment, ordinarily, not more than two years prior to the appointment. The preferred candidate would have knowledge of modern architecture from 1900 to the present.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, diversity, belonging, and inclusion statement, as well as a recent writing sample and one chapter of the dissertation in digital format.

For the required statement of teaching philosophy, please describe your pedagogical approach, including how you would approach teaching students across disciplines and departments in the context of design and/or planning education, in no more than two pages.

For the required statement of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, please address the following question in no more than two pages:

Given the geographic diversity represented in the GSD community, and our commitment to anti-racism and inclusion, how do you approach pedagogy and mentoring for a student cohort that is diverse across multiple dimensions including but not limited to nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, and gender identity?

Candidates should submit names and contact information for a minimum of 3 referees. Candidates will be notified regarding requests for recommendation letters during the short list phase of the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning June 1. The position will be filled either September 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer; 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. Additionally, as underscored by our school’s Community Values Statement, the GSD is committed to diversity and inclusion within our community, which is representative of individuals from varied abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, identities, races, lived experiences, and perspectives.

We especially welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and candidates with experience teaching and working with diverse communities and students.

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