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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).
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professorship for Brazil Studies
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University invites applications and nominations for the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professorship for Brazil Studies. Applicants should be highly accomplished and internationally recognized scholars whose research has illuminated our understanding of both contemporary Brazil and of public policy. We particularly welcome applicants from the disciplines of public policy, political science, sociology, law, or history. Topics of specialization could include but are not limited to, governing institutions, the welfare state, social policies, political development, international relations, transnational politics, political behavior, party systems, public opinion, bureaucracy, law, regulation, political and social exclusion, social movements, and citizen participation. The Lemann Professor will be expected to contribute to the production and dissemination of knowledge about contemporary Brazil. In addition, the Lemann Professor will encourage and coordinate scholarship, teaching, and co-curricular activities on Brazil studies across the Harvard Schools.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to Don Olander, Administrator, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professorship Search Committee, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. We will consider applications until the position is filled.
Race and Public Policy
The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University invites applications for a tenured position in the area of race, or ethnicity, and public policy. Applications are encouraged from all relevant disciplines, including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, history, social psychology, anthropology, and public policy. We will welcome applications both from scholars who focus on the United States and from those working comparatively or on other nations. Candidates should have an outstanding publication record, an interest in teaching in a professional school, and a passion for policy issues.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to Prof. Alexander Keyssar, Search Committee, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. We will consider applications until the position is filled. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
The Harvard Kennedy School seeks candidates for a new senior Professorship of Social Innovation. The professorship is open to both distinguished practitioners, especially those with a deep understanding of social entrepreneurship, and to tenure-level scholars in fields related to social innovation, including social entrepreneurs, social intrapreneurs and, more broadly, social change makers. We expect to fill the position at the level of either tenured Professor or Professor of Practice. 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 launch and lead a social innovation accelerator, ensuring the highest caliber of projects and students in the program; participate in the leadership of the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at the School; 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.
Please send curriculum vitae, list of references, and examples of published work to: Professor David Gergen, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2015 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, behavioral economics, development, econometrics and applied theory, as well as in trade. 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/5694. We will begin considering applications on November 18, 2014, and continue to do so until the position is filled. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Jr. Operations Management
The Harvard Kennedy School is conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall 2015 semester in the broad fields of operations management and service delivery, with a particular emphasis on issues relevant to public and/or nonprofit organizations. In terms of teaching and research interests, we especially welcome candidates working on such topics as service delivery process design and performance measurement; the make-buy decision and contracting management; the management of information technology; and logistics/supply chain management. Candidates with other interests are also welcome to apply, with an explanation of how your teaching and research interests are relevant to managing operations in public and/or nonprofit organizations.
Qualifications for appointment include a distinguished Ph.D. record, strong evidence of a commitment to research, strong teaching skills, and an interest in research on operations issues related to the public and/or nonprofit sector. We do not require any history of actually doing research or teaching on operations management issues in government and/or nonprofit contexts. However, if you do not have such experience, you should indicate in your cover letter how your work relates to the public sector. We are particularly interested in candidates who take a behavioral approach to operations management, and candidates whose work is predominantly empirical (e.g. experimental/econometric/qualitative field work).
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations, and at least one research paper online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5711 We will begin considering applications on November 7, 2014, and continue to do so until the position is filled.
AY15 open positions will be posted as they become available.