Bard Prison Initiative
Residency FellowBard College seeks a faculty member to teach in the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) and to serve as BPI Residency Fellow.
Founded in 1999, BPI enrolls women and men in Bard College degree programs across six New York State prisons and offers extensive support for alumni in and around New York City. BPI developed the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison to support other colleges and universities to engage in college-in-prison, and recently launched the Bard Microcollege, a partnership with community-based institutions to create tuition-free college degree programs outside of prison.
Building on its experience in New York and nationally through the Consortium, BPI has now introduced a five-week, practice-based, summer Residency to support the launch and development of college-in-prison programs. The Residency brings together program directors from institutions of higher education across the country to address key areas of college-in-prison program design and implementation including admissions, academics, student and alumni affairs, and administration.
The Residency Fellow will manage the annual Residency and steward on-going relationships with college-in-prison program directors across the country. Beyond the five weeks of intensive summer workshops on the Bard campus, the Residency Fellow will ensure that BPI provides technical assistance to participants and fosters a learning community among leaders in the field. As a member of the BPI faculty, the Residency Fellow will teach regularly during the fall and spring semesters.
Qualifications: Candidates should have terminal degrees and college teaching experience. Faculty of all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. This position requires a high level of organization, close communication with colleagues, timely follow-through, and consistent leadership. Administrative and/or college-in-prison experience are desirable but not required.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/70508.
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