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Open Rank Faculty Position in Climate and Energy Science and Technology
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Date Posted October 14, 2022
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Other
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Title Open Rank Faculty Position in Climate and Energy Science and Technology
School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Position Description
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.    
Basic Qualifications
A doctorate or terminal degree is required by the expected start date.
Additional Qualifications
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.
Special Instructions
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 . Applicants interested in the tenured positions may send a cover letter and CV to by November 7 to receive feedback by November 18.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and conclude when the positions are filled.
Contact Information
Douglas Woodhouse, Administrative Coordinator of Academic Areas
Harvard SEAS
33 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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