Al-Quds Bard College is seeking candidates to teach in its Core Division beginning in the fall 2021 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. Core division faculty should also be able to teach English Composition and/or Arabic Composition, which complement the text-based courses.
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 talk intelligently about texts. S/he 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 eleventh 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 310 students in 2020-21. 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, Composition, and one or two courses in their area of specialty outside of the Core. 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 academy. 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.
PhD at time of appointment
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; ability to speak Arabic is a plus
Experience teaching in classrooms with English learners
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, student evaluations and syllabi; and three letters of reference through Interfolio.com. Review of applications will commence on 15 February 2021.
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