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Harvard University Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture (Materials and Design) Open Rank in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture (Materials and Design) Open Rank

School Harvard Graduate School of Design

Department/Area Landscape Architecture

Position Description

Landscape Architecture as a field is critically engaged in a re-examination of the role of materials and materiality in landscape design. The Department of Landscape Architecture seeks to appoint a distinguished scholar/practitioner in design at the assistant/associate professor (tenure track) or full professor (tenured) level of landscape architecture with a focus on materials and material ecologies and design, including innovative approaches to working at the intersection of living systems with non-living materials. We invite candidates who explore how material research drives sustainable and resilient design pursuits, while simultaneously developing practices that advance contemporary debates on material culture in landscape architecture at all scales. Successful candidates will have developed a research trajectory in material expression, material flows and their associated labor pathways, technologies of fabrication and assembly, and design execution—or will demonstrate how a history of professional practice, with consideration of conceptual design, construction, and post-occupancy, will lead to a promising teaching and research agenda in this focus area of landscape architecture. Our successful appointee will provide leadership and advancement in the Material Order collection, a consortium founded by the GSD’s Frances Loeb Library and the Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library, and joined by other prominent design schools, as the leading resource for design materials collections at academic and cultural institutions in North America.

Housed in the Department of Landscape Architecture, this position will require instruction in graduate-level design studios, lecture, workshop, and seminar courses in the context of an interdisciplinary design school with departments of architecture, urban planning and design, and advanced studies programs.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to hold a graduate degree in landscape architecture and have a distinguished record of practice, research, and pedagogy commensurate with the number of years in the field. A doctoral degree is desirable but not required.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional application materials.

This appointment is anticipated to start in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, pending the review process. The faculty search committee will review applications on a rolling basis starting in October 2022.

Contact Information

Emmy Ly, Faculty Affairs Coordinator

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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.

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