Employment Opportunities

Al-Quds Bard, Palestine

Full-time opening for Undergraduate Core Division Faculty

Now 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 270 students in 2016-2017. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project. 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 the Core Division beginning in the spring 2018 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding. Our 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 the First Year Seminar and English Composition; the ability to teach the Second Year Seminar would be an asset. Successful candidates will be flexible problem solvers capable of engaging texts and fields they are not specialists in. The chosen candidate must be prepared to teach students close reading, analytical, and writing skills and the ability to talk intelligently about texts. S/he must also be willing to be engaged in curriculum design as well as collaboration with other faculty members in the Core curriculum.

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. In this position, faculty must teach one First Year Seminar, one English Composition course (each semester) and an additional course. 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, admissions interviews, moderation boards, faculty development workshops, faculty meetings, and additional administrative tasks, as needed.

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.

Required qualifications:
  • MA or PhD
  • 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
Preferred qualifications:
  • ESL training preferred
  • Successful experience teaching in a liberal arts context
  • Ability to teach a wide range of topics
To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position; evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and syllabi; and three letters of reference through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/46791

Applications will be reviewed starting in November 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who will contribute to our diversity.