Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Date:  February 22, 2017

Full-time opening for undergraduate Economics Faculty

Now in its eighth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts & Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of about 270 students in 2016-2017. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which 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 full time opening in the Economics Department to teach courses beginning Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. 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. The ideal candidate will be adept at teaching writing intensive courses, for example the History of Economic Thought, Research Methods in Economics, as well as various electives such as Population Economics and Demography, Economics of Gender, Household, and Family, Competition, Cooperation, and Information and other courses in the successful candidate’s area of specialization. Full time faculty teach three courses per semester, and supervise a minimum of two senior projects. Student advising is also expected of all full time faculty.

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Economics
  • 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
  • Good spoken and written English

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Economics or substantial coursework in Economics at the PhD level
  • Successful experience teaching economics in a liberal arts context
  • Ability to teach a wide range of courses
  • Some understanding of the political and cultural context in Palestine, and/or significant experience teaching successfully in various developing countries

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.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/39899.

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.