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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.
As always, we are particularly interested in individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer.
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).
Professor of Human Rights Policy and Director of the Carr Center; Chair, Mathias Risse
Tenure Track (Jr. Management, Leadership and Decision Sciences); Chair, Steve Kelman
Practitioners in Public Policy and Management; Chair, Mary Jo Bane
Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy and Technology Innovation; Chair, Bill Clark
Junior Analytics; Chair, Brigitte Madrian
Director of Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations; Chair, Archon Fung
Professor of Human Rights Policy and Director of Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University invites nominations and applications for the position of the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. The professor will be a member of the Kennedy School’s senior faculty, and is expected to play a major role leading a center at the Kennedy School of Government dedicated to research on the concept and practice of human rights. Applicants for the professorship may come from any of the disciplines whose work informs human rights practice, policy, and philosophy, including law, political science, philosophy, public policy, history, and international relations. Candidates with other areas of expertise will also be considered, including those with extensive and relevant experience as practitioners. The ideal candidate will be an individual of international distinction whose work deepens our understanding of human rights theory and practice, and whose teaching and outreach activities can inform the practices of those whose current or future professional efforts are involved with the concept and implementation of human rights throughout the world. A commitment to and demonstrated capacity for institution-building is desirable.
Applications and nominations should be sent to Mathias Risse, Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138. Applications received after November 15, 2011 cannot be assured of consideration. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and copies of relevant publications. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the University's mission in research and teaching.
Tenure Track (Jr. Management, Leadership and Decision Sciences)
The Harvard Kennedy School is conducting a search for a tenure-track position (Assistant or non-tenured Associate Professor) beginning in the Fall 2013 semester in the broad fields of Public Administration and Organizational Behavior. We invite applicants from public administration, political science, sociology, or organizational behavior. We welcome applications from persons with newly granted or expected doctorates and from persons who received their doctorates within the past five years. Qualifications for appointment include a distinguished Ph.D. record, strong evidence of a commitment to research, strong teaching skills, and a demonstrated interest in public sector issues. Candidates must have research and teaching interests related to public management, public organizations, and/or public leadership, and should indicate how their work relates to the public sector in a cover letter.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations, and at least one research paper online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4273. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 5, 2012.
Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Practitioner in Public Policy and Management
The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is seeking experienced practitioners to teach in its degree and executive programs. We are especially interested in applicants who have had substantial management or policy experience in government at all levels, in the not-for-profit sector or in business, and who have a talent for, interest in and, preferably, experience in teaching.
The mission of Harvard Kennedy School is to train enlightened public leaders and generate the ideas that provide solutions to the world’s most challenging public problems. The school serves about 900 degree program students and about 3000 executive program participants each year. Our teaching needs are in several areas, including public management, politics and public policy. Applicants must be willing and able to successfully teach experienced professionals in both executive programs and one and two-year degree programs. Understanding of the conceptual and social science underpinnings of public policy and management, and the ability to convey conceptual as well as practical knowledge are crucial, as is commitment to the public service mission of Harvard Kennedy School. International experience and interests are welcome though not required. A doctoral, professional or other higher degree is preferred.
We expect to make one or more full-time appointments at the level of Lecturer, with renewable three-year contracts. Extremely distinguished candidates may be appointed at the level of non-tenured Professor of Practice.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome applications from women, members of minority groups and other who bring diverse perspectives to the fields of policy and management.
Please submit application materials, including a cover letter, CV, relevant publications (if any) and evidence of teaching potential to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4307. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately through November 30, 2012.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy and Technology Innovation
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government seeks candidates and nominees for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy position to be filled before the fall semester of 2013. The exact title will be determined by the chosen candidate’s level of expertise. This position is defined to include scholars whose intellectual activities relate to public policy for fostering technology innovation for the public good in the U.S. and around the world. This position is intended to attract a scholar with a strong technical background and knowledge relevant to technology innovation to build on Harvard University’s legacy in this area and to complement Harvard’s existing strengths in other related aspects of knowledge and policy, including economics of innovation, the social studies of science and technology, and the studies of entrepreneurial behavior.
Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, a strong technical background and knowledge in the natural sciences or engineering, combined with experience in modern policy analytic and social science methods. The ideal candidate will be expected to teach degree and/or executive program courses, as well as develop and lead research programs in particular areas of technology innovation, connecting with programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Business School, and Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Harvard University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2012. Candidates should submit curriculum vitae along with supporting research and teaching statements, copies of up to three publications online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4311. As part of the online application, candidates should submit the names and emails of at least three references who will then receive automated requests for recommendations.
Due to hurricane Sandy, we have extended the application deadline to November 5th.
The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2013 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, health, housing, environmental economics, development, and applied theory, as well as in trade and macroeconomics.
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. Two to three years experience post-Ph.D. is preferred. 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/4373. We will begin considering applications on December 3, 2012, and continue to do so until the position is filled.
Director of Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations
Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government seeks to appoint a Professor, Professor of Practice, or Lecturer to conduct research and teaching in the broad area of Civil Society and to serve as Director of the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations. This individual may be a scholar or practitioner whose engagements, interests, research, and teaching seek to understand the emergence, function and consequences of civil society organizations, the non-profit sector, movements, the voluntary sector, social entrepreneurship, and/or philanthropy. Specific issues and policy areas include, but are not limited to, social justice and equality, democratic governance, human rights, human development and prosperity, transnational and global governance, civic or private sector accountability, collaborative problem-solving and public goods production, and the arts. Candidates should have the administrative skills and ability to lead a major university-based center engaged in research, teaching and outreach. The Center's programs and agenda span international and domestic issues and policies. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should apply by submitting a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and two best writings online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4401.
All applications should be received by January 3, 2013.