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Al-Quds Bard, Palestine

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Society


The Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts and Sciences (AQB), located on the main campus of Al-Quds University in Abu Dis, offers a four-year program leading to a dual degree: a B.A. Hons. from Al-Quds University and a B.A from Bard College. AQB also offers a Master of Teaching (MAT) Program for in-service Palestinian teachers. The undergraduate curriculum combines traditional disciplines and innovative interdisciplinary programs. Major programs of study include: the health sciences Track, biology, chemistry, environmental studies, computer science, economics & finance, political science, urban studies, human rights, literature & society, and media studies. Minors programs include philosophy, American studies, and fine arts. Students select their majors and minors during their second year of study. All students must also fulfill distribution requirements, which cover disciplines across the curriculum, to assure they have mastered diverse modes of inquiry. English is the language of instruction at AQB. This is a joint appointment between the Al-Quds Bard undergraduate college and Master of Teaching (MAT) Program.


The program in Literature and Society is designed to provide students with rigorous training in the scholarly analysis of literary texts, with an attention to social relevance and historical context. We are seeking a visiting assistant professor preferably with a specialization in 16-17th English Literature to complement department strengths in earlier and later periods. We particularly welcome scholars of Shakespeare and those with comparative approaches. Applicants are also invited to speak to their theoretical interests, other areas of expertise, and pedagogical approaches in their cover letter. The successful applicant will contribute to the MAT Program by planning the support of reading and writing workshops for MAT students and coordinating with other Literature faculty on the development of the Literature curriculum. They will also advise and serve on moderation and senior project boards. The terms of the appointment is 2 years with the option for renewal. The salary is in accordance to AQB’s pay scale, which is tied to regional standards.


Candidates must have a PhD in English Literature, Comparative Literature, or related discipline; teaching experience; and a strong record of scholarship. Experience teaching abroad, especially in the Middle East, is a plus. Please submit a CV, a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position, and three letters of reference through Interfolio:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are especially eager to consider applications from returning Palestinians or Palestinians interested in returning to Palestine. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.