Urban Studies and Spatial Practices Faculty

Abu Dis, Palestine
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Al-Quds Bard, Palestine

Urban Studies and Spatial Practices Program

Full-time opening for undergraduate Urban Studies and Spatial Practices faculty at Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences, Abu Dis, Palestine

Entering its ninth 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 270 students in 2016-2017. AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which, in the social sciences, 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 Urban Studies and Spatial Practices Program to teach courses beginning in 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 candidate should be truly interdisciplinary—someone who will creatively and intellectually challenge the standard tropes of urban studies mode. 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. The successful candidate is expected to undertake administration as requested by the College regulations.

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Urban Studies, or Geography, Architecture, Visual Studies
  • Expertise in two or more of the following areas: spatial theory and critical geography, environmental studies, architecture and material culture.
  • 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 Urban Studies, Geography, Architecture or Visual and Cultural Studies or substantial coursework in these disciplines at the PhD level
  • Successful experience teaching Urban Studies, Geography, Architecture or Visual and Cultural Studies 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/41068

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.