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Harvard University Urban Planning Studio Instructor (Design Critic/Lecturer) in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Urban Planning Studio Instructor (Design Critic/Lecturer)

School Harvard Graduate School of Design

Department/Area Urban Planning and Design

Position Description

The Urban Planning program at Harvard University GSD seeks part-time studio instructors to teach in the fall semester core planning studio for masters-level students. This is a team-taught course that meets for eight hours per week. Applicants should understand general planning principles and processes but can have specific expertise in a variety of areas of interest in planning such as transportation, housing, economic development, engagement processes, data analytics, environment, resilience, and urban development.

Basic Qualifications

A graduate, masters-level professional degree in urban and regional planning or a closely related field is required. Applicants should have a minimum of five years of professional experience in urban planning and policy or a PhD in planning or a closely related field. Experience in teaching is valued but not required.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Please submit a brief cover letter explaining your interest in teaching planning, a resume or CV, and names of three references along with their contact information. Applications will be reviewed starting May 17, 2024.

Contact Information

Ryan Jacob, Department Manager of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design

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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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed


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