Bard Prison Initiative/Microcollege
Faculty - Bard Microcollege HolyokeEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/47960
About the Bard Microcollege
Offering a new model for inclusive higher education, the Bard Microcollege brings high-quality, tuition-free, liberal arts instruction to communities often excluded from the university experience. The pilot Bard Microcollege launched in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 2016 and serves women, inclusive of trans and nonbinary folks, whose education has been interrupted by pregnancy, parenting, or systemic barriers. Bard’s partner for the Microcollege is a community-based educational organization called The Care Center, where students are enrolled full-time while working toward their associate degrees. Students take liberal arts coursework representative of the four academic divisions of the college—The Arts; Languages and Literature; Social Studies; and Science, Mathematics, and Computing. The Bard Microcollege is an effort of the Bard Prison Initiative. For more information, visit http://bpi.bard.edu/.
Bard Microcollege Holyoke offers small, seminar-style courses taught in person at The Care Center and nearby Holyoke Library. We seek faculty who excel in discussion-heavy courses that demand active participation of all students. Faculty are hired on a per-course basis; there are no full-time positions available. Following an academic semester calendar, each course meets twice a week for fifteen weeks during the fall or spring semester, or for a shorter term over the summer. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. Faculty are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Microcollege Holyoke.
For most but not all subject areas, a Ph.D. or other applicable terminal degree is required (PhD candidates that are ABD may be hired in certain circumstances). Applicants must have college teaching experience in their field of expertise, and ideally a record of teaching success.
Faculty interested in teaching for Bard Microcollege Holyoke can apply by submitting a CV with a current email address and a brief letter of interest that should include a list of courses taught, and a note about which semester or semesters you are available. Please submit your application through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/47960.
Review of applications is ongoing; as course needs vary from semester to semester. The Bard Microcollege administration will contact applicants when there is an opening that matches their subject area and availability.