Assistant/Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture (Environmental History)

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: September 1, 2021


A junior faculty position is available for highly qualified individuals to offer graduate-level instruction in environmental history. Housed in the Department of Landscape Architecture, this is planned as a full-time tenure track position, although the committee may also consider a more senior appointment.

Candidates should be creative emerging researchers who have demonstrated an innovative historical approach to narrating and theorizing familiar and/or previously overlooked objects, subjects, topics, and themes within or beyond the traditional bounds of art-, architectural-, urban-, design- or landscape-history. The candidate will be expected to make substantial scholarly contributions to the field while at the same time continuing to define it with respect to past and future possibilities and practices within landscape architecture.

Teaching responsibilities include a comprehensive course on the history of the environment—considered as an evolving concept and an inhabited condition—in the modern era. The successful candidate will also offer research-based seminars in their area of specialization to students in the professional, PhD, and other degree tracts.

Teaching responsibilities also involve engagement in the Department of Landscape Architecture’s core curriculum, including “Climate by Design,” which explores responses to the climate crisis including adaptation and mitigation, and with design studios through guest critiques and project reviews.

Candidates are required to hold a PhD in the history of landscape, art, architecture, urbanism, environmental or ecological humanities, history of science, STS, critical geography, or related fields.

This appointment, expected to start in Fall 2022, is expected to be a full-time position at the level of assistant or associate professor. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting on September 1st, 2021. Candidates should upload a letter of interest, current CV, a teaching statement and a research statement, a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging statement, and two or three significant works such as articles or book chapters.

Posted: July 20, 2021