Open Rank Faculty Position in Climate and Energy Science and Technology
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
4 openings available.
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for an open rank search for four positions in climate and energy science and technology, broadly defined, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023. Successful applicants will join the Environmental Science and Engineering area or another area of SEAS, including Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. A broad range of approaches will be considered that includes modeling and analysis, sensing and monitoring, applied science and engineering of materials and devices, and climate intervention.
Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
climate change and impact (physical, chemical, or biological) observation, simulation, and theory
environmental sustainability (pollution and contaminants, land use, among others)
large-scale energy systems modeling, analysis, operation, optimization, and control
energy generation, transmission, interconversion, storage, and end usage technologies, and the integration of the technologies for achieving carbon-neutral energy systems
materials and processes (physical, chemical, electrochemical, and others) for a sustainable economy
climate intervention via carbon removal, capture, sequestration, conversion and utilization and reflecting sunlight
platforms and algorithms for sustainable computing
Harvard SEAS provides a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, with the opportunity to work with students and colleagues from diverse fields, including strong connections with departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools. Harvard has also launched a university-wide climate initiative, including the establishment of the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability, with the aim of expanding research and teaching in climate-related fields across the University.
A doctorate or terminal degree in a related field is required by the expected start date. A demonstrated, strong commitment to teaching, advising, and research is desired. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also demonstrate substantial intellectual leadership in their field and the potential for significant contributions to SEAS, Harvard University, and the wider scholarly community.
Please submit applications online at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11680. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices), and a research statement. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Candidates for a tenure-track position are required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees. The application is incomplete until at least three letters are received. At least one referee must not have been the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. External applicants considered for a tenured appointment will also need follow the procedures outlined at https://faculty.harvard.edu/procedures . Applicants interested in a tenured position may send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com by November 7 to receive feedback by November 18.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and conclude when the positions are filled.
Harvard SEAS values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
About Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
At the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), we work within and beyond the disciplines of engineering and foundational science to address the most pressing issues of our time. SEAS has no departments; departments imply boundaries, even walls. Our approach to teaching and research is, by design, highly interdisciplinary. We collaborate across academic areas at SEAS and the larger university, and with colleagues in academia, industry, government and public service organizations beyond Harvard. This commitment to collaboration, and our community’s manageable scale, enable our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers to advance knowledge, make groundbreaking discoveries, and develop technologies, products, and ideas that have the potential to improve lives the world over.
We are an inclusive community of dedicated problem-solvers who hold ourselves – and one another – to the highest academic and professional standards. We believe that we can achieve the best teaching, learning, and research outcomes when we invite in individuals from diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.
Engineering and applied sciences at Ha...rvard have a long and distinguished history, beginning with the Lawrence Scientific School, established in 1847. Today, we continue to educate individuals who have the ability to think critically, collaborate productively, and shape ethical solutions to humanity’s most compelling and complex problems. As a top-tier engineering school embedded in one of the world’s leading the liberal arts institutions, SEAS offers a learning environment that inspires new ideas, collaborators, inventions, and innovations.