Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in Practice of Urban Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Cambridge, MA
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The Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) is searching for a distinguished practitioner and/or scholar at the full professorial level in urban design, or a candidate with superior attainment and strong promise at the associate professorial level.

Of particular interest are candidates who are designers capable of knowledgeable and quality synthesis and inclusion of a broad range of concerns and factors involved in the production and construction of urban environments.

These should include matters of social justice like reducing economic and social inequality, minimizing the effects of constructed development on climate change and other forms of anthropocentric ecological impact, as well as concerns for spatial formation, organizing sustainable mobility and dealing with typo-morphological and related changes in urban conditions.

Candidates should be willing to push methodological boundaries of the field of urban design through digital design platforms including spatial analytical techniques, parametric design, and other modes of representation.

Candidates must also be willing to engage in constructive dialogue with colleagues in other disciplines at the GSD and across the university. Additionally, they must be capable of engaging in design research in connection with fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, the social sciences and the humanities.

Candidates should have significant experience in design studio instruction and hold an advanced degree in urban design, architecture or landscape architecture.

Posted July 7, 2021, 10:39 AM PDT


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