The Academic Deans' Office conducts a number of searches to identify and recruit new faculty members. Searches arise when the dean and the academic deans, in consultation with the area chairs and other faculty members, perceive a need for a scholar in a given field.

In making faculty appointments, we use the following five criteria:

  • Quality of mind
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Achievement in applied public policy and management
  • Potential institutional contribution 

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

Our current searches are listed below. Applications should be submitted in writing to the chair of the appropriate search committee. If indicated in the advertisement, you may apply directly through Academic Recruiting Information eSystems (ARIeS).

 

Faculty Searches

Social Policy

The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for one or more tenured positions in inequality and social policy. Candidates should have distinguished records of research, a commitment to teaching in professional degree programs, and practical engagement with and interest in public policy and practice. Applications are encouraged from all relevant disciplines, including, but not limited to, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, and criminal justice.

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV and lists of references and papers and publications to: David T. Ellwood, Chair, Social Policy Search Committee, c/o Michael Blackmore, Coordinator, Mailbox 114, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge MA 02138 or via email. Application review ongoing until position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

Professor of Practice in International Development and Public Policy

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University seeks experienced practitioners in International Development to participate in our research, practice and teaching activities.  We are especially interested in applicants who have had substantial high-level management or policy experience in government, in international organizations, in the not-for-profit sector or in business, and who have a talent for and interest in teaching.  We expect to make a full-time appointment at the level of non-tenured Professor of Practice.

Harvard Kennedy School trains enlightened public leaders to generate the ideas that provide solutions to the world’s most challenging public problems. The school serves about 900 degree program students and about 4,000 executive program participants each year, in an active and engaging research environment, hosting numerous seminar series and high-profile events each year. Our approach to international development training is economics-centered, but also multidisciplinary; we combine rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

Applicants must be willing and able to successfully teach students in our two-year degree programs, as well as the experienced professionals in our executive programs. An 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. A doctoral, professional or other higher degree is preferred.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  Please submit application materials, including a cover letter, CV, relevant publications (if any) and evidence of teaching potential to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7964. Application review ongoing until position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

For More Information

Laura Medeiros
Director of Faculty Appointments
617-495-1179