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:

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

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Harvard Kennedy School is 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-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Harvard Kennedy School is committed to building a diverse academic community, so we encourage applications from women, historically marginalized groups, and people of all political views and socioeconomic standings.

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).
 

AY24 Searches

 

All AY24 searches have been closed. Please check back later for AY25 postings.


For More Information

Laura Medeiros
Senior Director of Faculty Appointments
617-495-1179

Christina Murphy
Senior Editor, Harvard Kennedy School Case Program/SLATE
Assistant Director of Faculty Appointments
617-495-1166