The Bard College Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a particular focus on writing. The program is attended by all incoming Bard students during the last three weeks of August. Successful candidates for faculty positions come from many fields, including the humanities, the social and natural sciences, and the arts.
2021 Program dates for faculty on the Annandale-on-Hudson campus:
4-6 June, Inaugural Faculty Meeting (Online)
5-9 July, New Faculty Training Week (Online)
6-26 August, Language and Thinking Program (In-Person)
Applicants should have a strong interest in general education at the undergraduate level, a commitment to writing as one of the cornerstones of the liberal arts, and an active interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Demonstrated success as a teacher is essential. New faculty responsibilities in 2021 include participation in two weekend meetings (4-6 June and 6-8 August), a one-week training session (5-9 July), and intensive full-time teaching during the program (9-26 August). Terminal degree (MFA or PhD.) is preferred.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on Monday, March 22. We will give preference to applications received by Monday, March 15.
Complete applications will include all of the following:
letter of interest which gives a sense of your teaching philosophy, teaching practices, and your approach to diversity and inclusion.
list of three references with phone numbers
three letters of recommendation (from references), should be submitted directly to Interfolio by your references. See link https://dossier.interfolio.com/letters for information for Letter Writers
complete sets of student evaluations from two courses you have taught recently
writing sample (prose sample, preferably an essay, no page or content requirement)
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
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About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.