Position: Chemistry Faculty

Date:  February 22, 2017

Part-time opening for undergraduate Chemistry Faculty

Entering 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 240 students in 2015-2016. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which, in the social sciences, is generally a demanding research paper of 45 pages or more. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a BA from Al-Quds University and from Bard College (New York). 
AQB has a part-time opening in the Chemistry Program to teach courses beginning in fall 2016. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks with an emphasis on reading and writing. The AQB Chemistry Program aspires to graduate well rounded, technically and scientifically proficient, inquisitive young chemists who will not only compete well in the job market, but will also compete in international graduate programs. Our mission is revitalize interest in the basic sciences by making them more relevant to other fields through an interdisciplinary approach. Course assignments may include General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and/or Analytical Chemistry. Part-time faculty teach one to two courses per semester.
Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Successful teaching experience, as shown by student evaluations, syllabi, and other relevant evidence
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of AQB to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into most courses
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses in the chemistry program
  • Ability to construct syllabuses for the different courses in chemistry
  • Dedication to developing students' critical thinking, identities and helping to build their characters, in order to become successful individuals
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Good spoken and written English

 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/35996
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.