Al-Quds Bard, Palestine
Full-Time Faculty Member, Human Rights and International LawAl-Quds Bard College seeks a full-time faculty member starting in the fall 2020 semester in the B.A. program in Human Rights and International Law, the only one of its kind among Palestinian Universities. The program is broadly interdisciplinary, fosters diverse perspectives, and welcome critical approaches to human rights discourse as well as practical engagements with global civil society. Frequently taught topics include freedom of expression, the politics of human rights, transitional justice, human rights and media, and human rights theory. The successful candidate will teach core courses in the program, such as Introduction to Human Rights, History of Human Rights, and Public and International Law, as well as elective courses in his or her specialty.
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 is rigorous, culminating in a two-semester independent senior thesis project, which, in the social sciences, is generally 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 at least 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. Faculty in the Human Rights and International Law may also take advantage of AQB's strong ties with the Human Rights Program at Bard College (NY), and with affiliated programs at Bard College Berlin, the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek), the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College) in St. Petersburg, and the Central European University (Vienna). AQB is a Educational Partner of the new Open Society University Network (OSUN), giving faculty multiple opportunities to build transnational connections and projects.
We welcome applications from faculty who can also contribute to a new interdisciplinary program in social thought, economics, and public policy, as well as to the college’s text-based core curriculum.
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, JD, or other terminal degree 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
- Fluent English, ability to communicate in Arabic a plus
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
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