Position: Core Division - Part-time faculty – English Composition and Intensive English

Date:  February 22, 2017

Part-time opening for undergraduate Core faculty

Core Division – Part-time faculty – English Composition and Intensive English
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 240 students in 2015-2016. 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 part-time opening beginning in the spring 2017 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding, to teach in the Core Division and coordinate the Writing Center. 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 chosen candidate must be prepared to teach Intensive English and English Composition, which require teaching students close reading, analytical, and writing skills and the ability to compose scholarly papers. S/he will also work closely with a small team of writing tutors, training and supporting them. S/he must also be willing to be engaged in curriculum design as well as collaboration with other faculty members in the Core curriculum. Applicants must also be willing to invest time in teaching, grading drafts of papers, and meeting privately with students in office hours to advise their progress. A master’s degree is required and teaching experience is an asset, preferably in a university or ESL environment.
Required Qualifications:

  • MA or PhD
  • College-level teaching experience (ESL training preferred but not mandatory)
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into every class
  • Fluent written and spoken English (native preferred)

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/38792 

Applications will be reviewed starting October 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.