Al-Quds Bard, Palestine
Full-time Faculty and Head of Program, Literature and SocietyAl-Quds Bard College seeks a full-time faculty member and program head starting in fall semester 2020 in its program in Literature and Society. The program places the study of literature in social, political, and cultural contexts, covering a wide range of time periods and locales. Faculty members should be prepared to teach both students have a dedicated interest in literature and are majoring in the program, as well as students majoring in other fields who are required to enroll in Literature and Society courses as a distribution requirement.
Now in its eleventh year of operation, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program offering a liberal arts undergraduate education and Master of Arts in Teaching program in Palestine, with an enrollment of 325 students in 2019-20. AQB’s undergraduate program, taught in English, is rigorous, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which, in many fields is a demanding research paper. Graduates of AQB receive two degrees: a BA or a MAT from Al-Quds University and a BA or MAT from Bard College (New York).
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, admissions interviews, moderation boards, faculty development workshops, faculty meetings, and additional administrative tasks, as needed. Program head responsibilities include oversight of student advising, faculty evaluation, curriculum development, and other responsibilities.
Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is of primary importance. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. Candidates should be truly interdisciplinary—someone who will creatively and intellectually challenge the standard tropes of academic inquiry.
- PhD preferred; MA required
- College-level teaching experience
- Enthusiasm for the mission of AQB to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into most courses
- Knowledge of the study of Literature and related fields
- Fluent English, ability to communicate in Arabic a plus
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