The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University seeks experienced practitioners in International Development to participate in our research, practice and teaching activities. We are especially interested in applicants who have had substantial high-level management or policy experience in government, in international organizations, in the not-for-profit sector or in business, and who have a talent for and interest in teaching. We expect to make a full-time appointment at the level of non-tenured Professor of Practice.
The mission of Harvard Kennedy School is to train enlightened public leaders and generate the ideas that provide solutions to the world’s most challenging public problems. The school serves about 900 degree program students and about 4000 executive program participants each year, in an active and engaging research environment, hosting numerous seminar series and high-profile events each year. Our approach to international development training is economics-centered, but also multidisciplinary; we combine rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.
Applicants must be willing and able to successfully teach students in our two-year degree programs, as well as the experienced professionals in our executive programs. An understanding of the conceptual and social science underpinnings of public policy and management, and the ability to convey conceptual as well as practical knowledge are crucial, as is commitment to the public service mission of Harvard Kennedy School. A doctoral, professional or other higher degree is preferred.
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