EMPLOYMENT

 

Position: Head of the Core Division

Date:  February 25, 2017

Full-time opening for undergraduate Core faculty

 

Now in its eighth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of 270 students in 2016-2017. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a BA from Al-Quds University and from Bard College (New York). 
 
AQB has a full-time opening for the Head of the Core Division beginning in the Fall 2017 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding. We seek a faculty member capable of both administration and teaching. 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. The candidate should be able to teach the first and second year core seminars; the ability to teach English Composition would be an asset. As the Head of the Core Division, applicants will be responsible for: developing and implementing curricula; coordinating between sections to ensure they maintain the same standards; working with the Assistant Dean to prepare the course schedule for each semester and coordinate Core Division hiring; interfacing between professors and administration; and working closely with the Assistant Dean on developing innovative pedagogical approaches to discipline writing. Successful candidates will be flexible problem solvers capable of engaging texts and fields they are not specialists in.
 
Full-time faculty teach three courses per semester (this position includes one course release to compensate for the administrative load), supervise a minimum of two senior projects, and are assigned a group of advisees to whom they provide academic guidance throughout the year. In this position, faculty must teach one First Year Seminar, one Second Year Seminar (each semester) and an additional course. 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.
 
We seek a faculty person who is truly interdisciplinary—someone who will creatively and intellectually challenge the standard tropes of the media studies mode.  AQB seeks candidates with a broad perspective who can build upon the various course offerings now in place and develop a coherent and identifiable agenda for theoretically driven productions.
 
Required qualifications:

  • A PhD in a relevant humanities or social sciences field
  • Successful teaching experience, as demonstrated by student evaluations, syllabi, and references
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing throughout the curriculum
  • Fluent in English, ability to speak Arabic is a plus

Preferred qualifications:

  • Administrative experience
  • Successful experience teaching in a liberal arts context
  • Ability to teach a wide range of topics.

To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position; evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and syllabi; and three letters of reference through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/40377.  Applications will be reviewed starting in January 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.