Al-Quds Bard, Palestine
Full-time Faculty - Media StudiesNow in its ninth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of 220 students in 2017-2018. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which is generally a demanding research paper of 45 pages for more, or in Media Studies, a creative project such as a film, multi-media installation or other creative/documentary work. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a BA from Al-Quds University and from Bard College (New York).
AQB has a full-time opening in Media Studies beginning in the fall 2018 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, production, and critical thinking skills in English. The candidate should be able to teach a broad array of media studies courses. Training in film, visual culture, or media studies is required. Full-time faculty teach three courses per semester, supervise a minimum of two senior projects, and are assigned a group of advisees, to whom they provide academic guidance throughout the year. Faculty are expected to engage in community service to contribute to the development of AQB. This includes, but is not limited to, participation in academic committees, moderation boards, faculty development workshops, and faculty meetings.
We seek a faculty person who is truly interdisciplinary—someone who will creatively and intellectually challenge the standard tropes of the media studies mode. AQB seeks candidates with a broad perspective who can build upon the various course offerings now in place and develop a coherent and identifiable agenda for theoretically driven productions.
- Expertise in media production and two or more of the following areas: film and media art history, lens-based production, visual cultures, computer based editing and production practices, and media theory
- A graduate degree in media studies or a relevant field
- Successful teaching experience, as demonstrated by student evaluations, syllabi, and references
- Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing throughout the curriculum
- Fluent in English, ability to speak Arabic is a plus
- PhD or MFA in Film with background in lens and computer based production practices and interest in Visual Cultures, Media Studies or substantial coursework in a relevant field at the PhD level, including practice-based PhDs in the Fine Arts
- Successful experience teaching in a liberal arts context
- Ability to teach a wide range of courses, from e.g. Digital Media Lab, Introduction to Media Studies, History of Film and Media Art, Documentary Theory and Practice, Philosophy of Art, to Installation Art etc.
- An understanding of the political and cultural context in Palestine is a plus
Applications will be reviewed starting in March 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience and tied to the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education compensation scale.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who will contribute to our diversity.