Language and Thinking Faculty

Job description

Language and Thinking is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a particular focus on writing. 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, formal, and natural sciences; and the arts.


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 2017 include participation in two weekend meetings (9-11 June and 11-13 August), a one-week training session (10-14 July), and intensive full-time teaching during the program (14-31 August). Terminal degree (MFA or PhD.)  is required.

2017 Program dates for faculty on the Annandale-on-Hudson campus:
9-11 June, Inaugural Faculty Weekend
10-14 July, New Faculty Training
11-31 August, Language and Thinking Program

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on Thursday, 19 January, 2017. We will give preference to applications received by Friday March 3rd.  Submit complete applications thought at:  Please include the following:

  • Letter of interest which gives a sense of your teaching philosophy and practice
  • Current CV
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • 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.




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Posted: 1/5/2017
Application Due: 3/6/2017
Work Type: Part Time