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:
- Achievement in applied public policy and management
- Potential institutional contribution
- Quality of mind
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. The Harvard Kennedy School is committed to building a diverse academic community, so we encourage applications from women, members of minority 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).
China Search - Tenured Faculty
The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for a tenured faculty appointment as a full professor in the field of China in the World. The tenured professor is expected to provide intellectual leadership for the School’s Asia-centered activities and especially the development of activities concerning China’s increasing global role. Candidates should have an outstanding publication record, possess knowledge of the Chinese language and culture, a commitment to teaching in professional degree programs and executive education, and an interest in policy issues associated with China’s outbound policies. A doctoral, professional or other higher degree is required.
Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, list of references, and at least two published research papers to: Anthony Saich, Chair, China in the World Search Committee via https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10095.
Tenure-track - Management and Behavior of Organizations
The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for one or more full time, tenure track positions in the management and behavior of organizations. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, management, sociology, social psychology, decision science, public policy or another field related to the study of human behavior at an intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, or societal levels of analysis. Candidates with a strong track record and/or scholarly potential in any area of management, leadership, or behavioral decision research are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in the areas of management and leadership relevant to public and/or nonprofit organizations, with a preference for candidates interested in locating a significant part of their research in either government or nonprofit organizations. In particular, we welcome applications from those with research and/or teaching backgrounds in public management at the city or state level.
This search focuses on candidates eligible for appointment as assistant or (untenured) associate professors. Applicants should submit a research statement (along with teaching evaluations, if available), C.V., up to three representative publications or working papers, and three letters of recommendation at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10403.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, management, sociology, social psychology, decision science, public policy or another field related to the study of human behavior at an intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, or societal levels of analysis.
Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
The Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship
The Pierre Keller Visiting Professorship provides an opportunity for a scholar with a well-established record of work and academic achievement in the field of European Union public policy and transatlantic relations to teach and conduct research in-residence at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) from January to June 2022.
The recipient is expected to teach one course open to Kennedy School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences students during the 2022 spring term on a transatlantic or EU-related subject to be negotiated with HKS.
The professorship provides a stipend of 60,000 USD and covers transatlantic travel expenses of up to 2,000 USD.
Applications should be sent not later than July 31, 2021 via the Harvard ARiES system. See posting and instructions here: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10362. Applicants should provide a draft syllabus and brief overview of the course the applicant proposes to teach at Harvard Kennedy School, a research prospectus (of not more than 3 pages), a CV, and a list of publications and taught courses.
For the 2022 professorship, the selection committee will consider applications from nationals and institutions in all Erasmus+ Programme countries (EU and Northern Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Turkey), as well as the UK.
Senior Director of Faculty Appointments