Harvard University's Graduate School of Design aspires to provide education and scholarship of the highest quality—to advance the frontiers of technology in relation to design, to educate leaders in design, research, and scholarship, to make a resilient, just, and beautiful world. The Department of Architecture invites highly qualified individuals to apply to a full-time, assistant professor tenure track position in Design Computation in relation to fabrication. While the position is housed in the Department of Architecture, the selected candidate is expected to engage students and colleagues across the school's departments and programs, including the Master in Design Studies Program, as well as the Master in Design Engineering Program.
Teaching responsibilities will primarily involve required introductory courses in Computational Design / Digital Media and Digital Fabrication, as well as advanced courses in these areas. The successful applicant should also be able to participate in design studio reviews and offer instruction in the related areas of Structural Design or Building Construction, topics that are part of the required core technology sequence of the MArch I program.
Candidates should be creative researchers able to advance knowledge in the area of technology as described above. A collaborative mindset and interest in engaging in the school's Center for Green Buildings and Cities and the Laboratory for Design Technology are expected. Candidates should have an exemplary record of research and teaching and should be able to interact with related disciplines such as engineering or computer science.
Candidates are required to hold a doctoral degree in a related area. Prior teaching experience and a strong publication record are required.
This appointment, anticipated to start 2024, is expected to be a full-time position at the level of assistant professor. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting on June 14, 2023.
Candidates should submit the following:
Letter of interest
Teaching statement: (up to 500 words)
Research statement (up to 500 words)
Portfolio (up to 15 mb)
Statement of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging addressing the following question in no more than 300 words: Given our commitment to anti-racism and inclusion, how have you demonstrated your approach to 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? Please specify how you have enacted this approach.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
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.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.