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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, sexual orientation and gender identity 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).
The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for a Professorship in International Security, focusing on the role of military force or diplomacy in global affairs. Areas of focus may include (but need not be confined to) great power competition, civil wars, counterinsurgency, terrorism, negotiations, foreign assistance, arms control, military strategy, the management of defense and intelligence organizations, and peacekeeping. Ideal candidates have produced influential scholarship advancing clear and compelling analytical perspectives on contemporary challenges in international security, and they have demonstrated a commitment to engaging with policymakers and applying those perspectives to the practice of foreign policy.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV to Professor Stephen Walt, Search Committee Chair, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Mailbox 53, Cambridge, MA 02138. We will consider applications until the position is filled.
Digital Technology Policy
The Harvard Kennedy School seeks to fill a senior, tenured position in the field of digital technology policy. We are looking for a scholar with a distinguished track record in research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who combine technical expertise on digital technology innovation with experience in public service, policy, or politics. Topics of specialization may include (but are not limited to) cybersecurity, digital technology regulation, governance and privacy, technology for service delivery, and digital technology in voting, politics and social movements.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7248 We will consider applications until the position is filled.
The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is seeking an experienced practitioner to teach in its degree and executive programs as a Lecturer, with a particular focus on military affairs and national or international security. We are especially interested in applicants who have had substantial management or policy experience at the general officer level in the US military or intelligence community 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 3800 executive program participants each year. We have teaching needs in several areas, including national and international security, leadership, cybersecurity and public management. Applicants must be willing and able to successfully teach experienced professionals in both executive programs and one and two-year degree programs. Understanding 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. One core responsibility of this position is to guide a group of twenty national security fellows, who are high-potential active duty officers from the US Armed Services and intelligence community, through a year-long learning and research residency. The successful candidate will serve the larger Harvard community as a subject matter expert in military affairs, support veterans on campus, and maintain connections and presence in DOD circles. International experience and interests are welcome though not required. A doctoral, professional or other higher degree is preferred.
Please submit application materials, including a cover letter, CV, relevant publications (if any) and evidence of teaching potential to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7316.
Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and until the position is filled.