Harvard University Assistant or Associate Professor of Real Estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Real Estate
School Harvard Graduate School of Design
Department/Area Real Estate
The Harvard Graduate School of Design ( GSD ) seeks to appoint an assistant or associate professor on the tenure track to teach, conduct research, and engage with practitioners in the interdisciplinary field of real estate. The successful candidate will play a major role in Harvard’s new one-year Master in Real Estate ( MRE ) degree program, which covers the traditional skills and knowledge required of all real estate professionals as well as ways in which well-designed real estate can advance beneficial spatial, social, and environmental outcomes. Candidates for the position may have educational backgrounds in a variety of fields such as finance, planning, law, economics, design, engineering, or other related fields, and are expected to have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree. The successful candidate will have the ability to interact fruitfully with students and faculty in the GSD’s Department of Urban Planning and Design, where the MRE program is lodged, and students and faculty with other departments and programs at the school. Educational engagement with students and faculty from other schools at Harvard is a normal part of the academic experience.
Applications will be reviewed beginning September 5, 2023 until the position is filled.
Information about the Department of Urban Planning and Design:
Composed of scholars and practitioners from around the world, the Urban Planning and Design Department (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/urban-planning-design/) ’s faculty explores the built environment from diverse disciplinary and field backgrounds and points of view. The Department features a varied pedagogy of lectures with discussion, seminars, workshops, project-based courses, studios, and independent study that considers practical and theoretical issues affecting cities and metropolitan areas around the world. The Department strives to create an intimate intellectual, creative environment in which the 150 or so students from many countries thrive and learn. Students also benefit from faculty and students in the Departments of Architecture (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/architecture/) and Landscape Architecture (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/landscape%20architecture/) , the Master in Design Studies (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/design-studies/) program, and the Master in Design Engineering (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/design-engineering/) program.
The Department’s embrace of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is built on the firm conviction that both classroom and community experiences are enriched by creating space for multiple perspectives to be surfaced, understood, and valued. Such conditions produce optimal learning environments and healthy interpersonal relationships. The Department is committed to translating these values into its programmatic policies, practices, pedagogy, and methods of engagement in classroom settings, with one another, and the world outside the GSD . We believe that if we insist on a diversity of voices among ourselves, our students will insist on a diversity of voices in the processes and outcomes of their professional work.
The position of assistant professor is intended for individuals pursuing full-time academic careers who have some teaching experience and whose creative work in scholarship, design/research work, or professional practice, or a combination thereof, indicates that they have a promising future in their academic career and may someday be viable candidates for tenure.
The position of associate professor is intended for individuals pursuing full-time academic careers who are highly effective teachers and whose creative work in scholarship, design/research work, or professional practice, or a combination thereof, indicates they are making excellent progress in their academic careers and that they will likely be viable candidates for tenure in the future.
The GSD seeks to attract and retain faculty members who possess a quality of mind demonstrating high levels of intelligence, clarity of expression, analytical ability, critical judgment, imagination, creativity, initiative, and industry, and a quality that enables them to support free inquiry and expression by others and to interact and work in constructive, collegial collaboration with faculty, staff, and students. In the school’s evaluation of candidates, desirable individual qualities and high potential are not substitutes for a record of creative and productive achievement. Creative contributions to the field through scholarship and/or design, planning, and related practices are essential to effective teaching over time. Continued study and investigation with public exposition of research and professional accomplishments are normal obligations of faculty at Harvard.
Candidates for the assistant or associate professor positions must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in the variety of disciplines or fields appropriate for real estate teaching, research, and practice. Professional work experience may be seen as a plus.
Required Documents for Application:
Cover Letter outlining interest in the position and brief statement about candidate’s background and why candidate seeks this position
Note that short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional application materials.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer. 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. Additionally, as underscored by our school’s Community Values Statement (https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/community-values/) , the GSD is committed to diversity and inclusion within our community, which is composed of individuals with varied abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, lived experiences, and perspectives.
We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and candidates with experience teaching and working with diverse communities and students.
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