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In making faculty appointments, the Kennedy School uses the following five criteria: quality of mind; teaching ability; research output; achievement in applied public policy and management; and potential institutional contribution. Candidates should have strong teaching and research records and be intellectual leaders in their field.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Our current searches are listed below. We are soliciting nominations from faculty, staff, students, and alumnae/i. Nominations should be submitted in writing to the chair of the appropriate search committee. For Junior Searches, you may apply directly through ARIeS(Academic Recruiting Information eSystems).
Edward S. Mason Professorship
The Harvard Kennedy School seeks to fill a senior, tenured position in the field of politics of development. We are looking for a scholar with a distinguished track record in research and teaching on institutions, governance, political economy, or other aspects of the politics of developing countries. Preference will be given to candidates who combine comparative analysis with grounded research in developing country settings. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and provide leadership in the School’s MPA/ID program and other teaching programs.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to Jessica De Simone, Administrator, Edward S. Mason Professorship Search Committee, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. We will consider applications until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy - Jr. Analytics
The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2016 semester. We are interested in candidates in all fields of economics and related disciplines, but are particularly interested in candidates with strong analytical or empirical skills in applied microeconomics including industrial organization, public finance, labor, education, environmental economics, behavioral economics, development, econometrics and applied theory, as well as in trade and empirically oriented macro-economics and finance.
Qualifications include a distinguished Ph.D. record, strong evidence of a commitment to research, strong teaching skills, and a demonstrated interest in public policy issues. Applicants should submit online a curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations if available, and at least one research paper: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6464. We will begin considering applications on November 20, 2015, and continue to do so until the position is filled. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Lecturer in Social Innovation
The Harvard Kennedy School seeks candidates for a Lectureship in Social Innovation. The position is open to both scholars and practitioners with a deep understanding of the practice and leading intellectual debates related to social innovation through philanthropy, impact investment, social enterprise, and the nonprofit sector. Candidates should offer a record of practice-oriented insight into effective social change and a leadership capacity to shape the future of the field, working with scholars as well as major social change agents. Candidates must have either a demonstrated record of excellence or clear potential to teach at the graduate level, shaping practice-oriented courses and pedagogy, and mentoring early-stage social entrepreneurs. The successful candidate will also be expected to play a leadership role in the development of a social innovation accelerator, ensuring the highest caliber of projects and students in the program; build community and resources at the Kennedy School and Harvard University that meet the intense level of student interest and demand in social innovation; and exercise thought leadership, visibility, and influence within the social entrepreneurship practice community in the US and globally. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit online a curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations if available, and at least one research paper: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6488We will begin considering applications on October 15, 2015, and continue to do so until the position is filled.