Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professorship in Learning Differences


The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Professor (with tenure) or Professor of Practice (non-tenure track) focused on learning differences. Candidates could focus on any level of the PK-16 educational system and should work to advance HGSE’s institutional commitment to educational equity.


The areas of professional expertise of particular interest as they relate to learning and individual differences across educational contexts in the U.S. and/or globally include but are not limited to: supporting students with identified disabilities and/or learning differences; universal design for learning; effective models of early intervention and/or tiered supports; innovations in curriculum and instruction to support individual learning differences; redesigning and/or personalizing learning environments; neuroimaging and psychoeducational methods for examining differences in learning and advancing outcomes; the interplay between individual differences and environmental factors in learning outcomes; reducing disproportionality in special education; and sustaining equitable and inclusive learning environments.


We seek candidates who have the potential to make a powerful contribution to the core curriculum for our master’s and doctoral programs, by teaching required courses and recommended elective courses as part of specific program pathways. The ability to convey conceptual as well as practical knowledge beyond one’s own specific expertise is crucial. High-quality teaching is highly valued at HGSE, and the school has made a strong commitment to cultivating and supporting strong teaching practices among faculty, primarily through the work of the school’s Teaching and Learning Lab. The successful candidate will have the potential to be a strong contributor to the development and delivery of residential and online professional development programs for practitioners, administrators, and leaders through HGSE’s Programs in Professional Education. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to HGSE initiatives focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


HGSE faculty at all ranks advise students and participate in institutional governance and service. Candidates will normally possess a doctorate or another terminal degree. Successful candidates will have substantial teaching and leadership experience; for the rank of Professor (with tenure), candidates must have an excellent record of rigorous scholarship and a robust program of research. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a CV, cover letter, representative publications, and three letters of reference online at Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to submit additional documents.