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Harvard University Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship

School Harvard Kennedy School


Position Description

The Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship provides an opportunity for a scholar with a well-established record of work and academic achievement in the field of European Union public policy and transatlantic relations to teach and conduct research in-residence at the Harvard Kennedy School ( HKS ). The Visiting Professorship can take place either in fall 2024 (September-December) or Spring of 2025 (January to June), depending on the candidates’ preference.

The recipient is expected to teach one course open to Kennedy School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences students during the 2024 fall or 2025 spring term on a transatlantic or EU-related subject to be negotiated with HKS .

The professorship provides a stipend of 60,000 USD and covers transatlantic travel expenses of up to 2,000 USD .

Applications should be sent not later than September 1, 2023 via the Harvard ARiES system. See posting and instructions here:

For the professorship, the selection committee will consider applications from nationals and institutions in all Erasmus+ Programme countries (EU and Northern Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Turkey), as well as the UK.

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants are expected to be either senior scholars (with a PhD and ample teaching experience) or senior practitioners (not necessarily PhD holders but teaching experience is required).

The applicant should have at least 6 months experience living or working in an English-speaking country.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

The Visiting Professorship can take place either in the fall 2024 (September to December) or in the spring 2025 (January to June), depending on the candidates’ preference.

Applicants should provide a draft syllabus and brief overview of the course the applicant proposes to teach at Harvard Kennedy School, a research prospectus (limited to 3 pages), a CV, and a list of publications and taught courses (limited to 3 pages).

Required Application Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae*

  2. List of publications and taught courses* (please limit this list to 3 pages, selecting only the most pertinent or recent publications)

  3. Research prospectus* (please limit this list to 3 pages)

  4. Proposed course syllabus and brief overview*

Optional Documents

  1. Cover letter

  2. Statement of teaching philosophy (limited to 1 page)

  3. Course evaluations (limited to 3 pages)

    Contact Information

Laura Medeiros

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard Kennedy School is 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-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Harvard Kennedy School is committed to building a diverse academic community, so we encourage applications from women, historically marginalized groups, and people of all political views and socioeconomic standings.

Minimum Number of References Required

Maximum Number of References Allowed


European Union

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