Employment & HR

Employment & Human Resources

Mission:

HGSE Human Resources is committed to providing excellent and relevant services to a broad community of employees in the areas of teaching, research, and core administration. Our capacity is comprehensive and includes employment, staff relations, staff development, and compensation. Our customers are primarily HGSE staff and faculty, prospective employees of the School and Harvard, and the general public.

Vision:

We aspire to become the best provider of human resources services at Harvard University. We strive to ensure the School has a staff skilled and trained to meet its continuing needs, that staff reflecting the diversity of our student population are hired and retained. We will work to align the human resources function more closely to the mission of the School. To achieve our vision, we seek to forge partnerships with managers, faculty, and staff across the School and University, and, we frequently re-evaluate our capacity and systems to improve and expand delivery of services already in place, and identify new needs.

Values we practice:

  • Fairness
  • Confidentiality
  • Diversity
  • Communication: open, honest, respectful, and timely
  • Partnerships: based on trust and professionalism
  • Creative problem solving
HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

Since the spring 2007 slayings at Virginia Tech, Lecturer and National Certified Counselor Josephine Kim has been working to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect Korean-American student populations.

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It Stems from Algebra

It Stems from Algebra

In their new research project, Professor Chris Dede and Assistant Professor Jon Star are using three technology-based activities, all rooted in algebra, once called the "new civil right" by one algebra advocate.

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Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt

Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt

"Sesame Street was the first national television series to feature a fully integrated cast: the hosts were an African American couple, and their neighbors were a mix of other ethnic groups."

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Professor David Perkins

Professor David Perkins

Growing up, Professor David Perkins wasn't especially good at baseball.Yet it was America's national pastime that Perkins turned to when he started writing his recent book, Making Learning Whole.

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Professor Jerry Murphy

Professor Jerry Murphy

"I discovered at Harvard a whole new side of myself -- I was a halfway decent researcher. I also discovered that I knew a lot about practice and really liked writing about the everyday reality of how things actually worked."

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