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The Harvard Graduate School of Design invites nominations and applications for the position of Curator of the Loeb Fellowship. The School seeks an exceptional individual to build upon the legacy of Loeb Curators William Doebele and James Stockard. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Loeb Fellowship and contribute to the teaching program of the Graduate School of Design.
The Loeb Fellowship is a year-long residential fellowship for midcareer professionals who have exhibited leadership in addressing the challenges of the built or natural environment, particularly in the contemporary city. Loeb Fellows spend an academic year at Harvard University - based at the Graduate School of Design - where they have access to the intellectual and critical life of the University. The Fellows - approximately 10 each year - are selected based on their potential to use the resources of the GSD, the University, and the current and past Fellows to become even more effective leaders and to have a greater impact as a result of their Fellowship year.
Now in its fifth decade, the Fellowship was founded with a gift from John and Frances Loeb. Over those five decades the Fellowship has offered the resources of Harvard to a diverse group of over 450 Loeb Fellows from 36 U.S. states and 18 countries. For more information see: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/loeb-fellowship/
The Harvard University Graduate School of Design is dedicated to the education and development of design professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design. With a commitment to design excellence that demands the skillful manipulation of form and technology and draws inspiration from a broad range of social, environmental, and cultural issues, the Graduate School of Design provides leadership for shaping the built environment of the 21st century.
For more information about Harvard GSD see: www.gsd.harvard.edu
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume in the Harvard Employment website (Aspire) at www.employment.harvard.edu and search on requisition #32861BR, and also email a cover letter to the search committee and resume in attention to: Aimee Taberner, Assistant Director of Academic Programs, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Aimee Taberner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
The Loeb Curator, in addition to providing leadership to and management of the Loeb Fellowship, will also be expected to contribute to the School through teaching and service to the GSD. The Loeb Curator will be appointed for an initial term of five years, and the position is renewable, contingent upon review and reappointment by the School. The Loeb curator position is normally a full time obligation and full time residence in, or relocation to, the Boston metropolitan area is a requirement of the position. A Master's degree in a field of study taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design is preferred.
A concurrent faculty appointment in one or more Departments within the Graduate School of Design, as appropriate to the curator's disciplinary and professional background, is provided with the Loeb Fellowship curator position. The faculty appointment will be reviewed in five years and is contingent on continuation of the staff appointment.
- Bachelors degree required
- Proven leadership in an educational/design setting including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design or related field is required.
- A Master's degree in a field of study taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design is preferred
- Have the ability to mentor and motivate mid-career professionals to grow in their technical skills, their vision, and their leadership ability
- Be able to articulate and impart the values of "disciplinary knowledge and trans-disciplinary impact" to the diverse groups of practitioners who make up each class of Fellows
- Have the ability to develop relationships across the GSD and Harvard and to work with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty and staff.
- Have a wide network of colleagues on which to draw in seeking fellows.
- Have an interest in and ability to build and support an intellectual and professional community.
- Be able to communicate and work across disciplinary boundaries.
- Have excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
- Be committed to advancing the engagement of the design professions within the public realm, for the public good.
- Have the ability to work across, and engage with issues at, different scales of the built environment.
- Supervises the Coordinator of Loeb Fellowship Program
- A concurrent faculty appointment in one or more Departments within the Graduate School of Design, as appropriate to the curator's disciplinary and professional background, is provided with the Loeb Fellowship curator position. The faculty appointment will be reviewed in five years and is contingent on continuation of the staff appointment.
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, or any other characteristic protected by law.