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Harvard University Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture (Territorial Scale) Open Rank in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture (Territorial Scale) Open Rank

School Harvard Graduate School of Design

Department/Area Landscape Architecture

Position Description

The urgency for Landscape Architecture to investigate and consider larger scales of territory, both nationally and globally, has never been more important. The Department of Landscape Architecture seeks a distinguished scholar and/or practitioner at the assistant/associate professor (tenure track) or full professor (tenured) level in landscape architecture design and planning. The search is open to candidates who pursue a wide variety of landscape architectural subjects, such as territorial systems and their organization, rural landscapes, and their technologies (large-scale forestry, urban forestry, agronomy, engineering, energy), infrastructure, conservation, and stewardship. The most current expertise in climate adaptation and climate risk and resilience is stressed. We seek individuals who have the capacity for cross-disciplinary research and practice who will contribute to reshaping contemporary debates on environment, society, land development, and land conservation. Candidates should demonstrate a specific research trajectory or a history of professional practice that leads to promising design research agendas.

Housed in the Department of Landscape Architecture, this position will require instruction in graduate-level design studios, lecture and seminar courses in the context of an interdisciplinary design school with departments of architecture, urban planning and design, and advanced studies programs. Candidates should be landscape architects with an internationally respected record of distinguished accomplishment in their primary academic/professional endeavors in relation to infrastructure and design or design and planning at the scale of the region and should be able to interact with related planning and design disciplines at Harvard.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to hold a graduate degree in landscape architecture or related field including urban design or urban planning, geography, environmental planning, and design. 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.

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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