Harvard University Assistant or Associate Professor, Architectural Technology and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Architectural Technology and Design

School Harvard Graduate School of Design

Department/Area Department of Architecture

Position Description

The GSD is committed to strengthening its research and teaching in technologies and computation in design and construction. One or more assistant or associate professor positions are available beginning in academic year 2015-2016 for persons qualified to offer graduate-level instruction in environmental technologies, materials, sustainable design, building construction, or computation and visualization for professional, post-professional, and doctoral candidates at the GSD. Placed in the Department of Architecture, the successful candidate will have the interest and ability to address general issues of design of the built environment as well as his/her specialized field across all the programs at the GSD. We are particularly interested in individuals who have the capacity to bridge between technology and the design culture.

These full-time positions will be filled for a fixed initial term, normally of four years, with responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and administration. Part time appointments may be considered in exceptional cases. Teaching responsibilities will include fundamental courses and advanced elective courses in the respective area.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates in the area of building construction should have a background in construction technologies or building structures, with a strong interest in material technologies. Preferred candidates should have a particular strength in areas such as advanced and generative structural design, digital fabrication technology, or smart materials and intelligent buildings

Candidates in the area of environmental technologies should be familiar with all aspects of sustainability in design, and be able to interact with related disciplines such as ecology, engineering, public health, and public policy. Preferred candidates should have a particular strength in an area (e.g., energy, ventilation) and proficiency in advanced simulation methods.

Candidates in the area of computational technology should have a background in the design professions. Areas of expertise should include, among others, geometric and parametric modeling, animations, multi-media, scripting or programming, as well as interactivity and immersive environments.

Additional Qualifications

Additional qualifications for all areas include a master’s or doctoral degree; previous teaching experience in a design school/graduate professional program in architecture and/or architecture-related discipline strongly encouraged; ability to advise post-professional students; strong record of publications, with evidence of future impact in the field of technology in design.

Special Instructions

Women and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are currently being considered. Candidates should submit a statement of interest and goals along with a curriculum vitae. Applicants should not submit complete dossiers with their applications at this time.

Contact Information

Tim Hoffman Faculty Planning Coordinator (GSD Fac Plng) Harvard Graduate School of Design Gund Hall 48 Quincy St Cambridge, MA, United States Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email thoffman@gsd.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Number of References Required 4

Maximum Number of References Allowed 6

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