Al-Quds Bard, Palestine
Full-Time Undergraduate Faculty - Core DivisionEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/122640
Al-Quds Bard College is seeking candidates to teach in its Core Division beginning in the fall 2023 semester. The Core Division offers a series of undergraduate courses in text-based study and composition required of all Al-Quds Bard College students during their first two years of study, following a model applied across the world in the Bard College network. Faculty in the Core Division should be able to teach the First Year Seminar and Second Year Seminar, courses which introduce students to intensive critical analysis of texts from a wide variety of eras, places, and disciplines.
Our teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, production, and critical thinking skills in English. Successful candidates will be flexible problem solvers capable of engaging texts and fields in which they are not necessarily specialists. The chosen candidate must be prepared to teach students close reading, analytical and argumentative writing skills, research skills, and the ability to speak with confidence about challenging texts. They must also be willing to be engaged in curriculum design as well as collaboration with other faculty members in the Core curriculum.
Now in its fourteenth 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 316 students in 2022/23. 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 in the Core Division generally teach either First-Year or Second-Year Seminar and Composition. 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.
Successful candidates will be experienced and invested in interdisciplinary pedagogy, especially the relationship between a liberal arts college’s foundational coursework and its major programs. To that end, we seek faculty members capable of revising and facilitating a flexible, global, and academically rigorous curriculum, one that emphasizes historical context, information literacy, and transferrable analytical, interpretive, and discursive skills.
- Master's degree
- Successful teaching experience
- Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing throughout the curriculum
- Fluent in English
- Ph.D. at time of appointment
- Experience teaching in classrooms with English learners
- Successful experience teaching in a liberal arts context
- Ability to teach a wide range of topics
- Ability to speak Arabic
Please submit the following to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/122640:
- A cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations and syllabi)
- Three letters of reference