Arabic Composition Instructor

Abu Dis, Palestine
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Entering its ninth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts & Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of 300 students in 2016-17. 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 part-time opening in Arabic Composition beginning in the fall 2017 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding. The two-semester course, required of all of our incoming students, asks them to master the skills of close reading and analytical writing in the Arabic language. Candidates should be fluent in literary Arabic, with a preference for those holding a doctorate in Arabic language, Arabic literature, Comparative literature (with an Arabic component), or Philosophy (with an Arabic component). Applicants must also be able to write in Arabic and be prepared to teach advanced writing skills and help students write essays in Arabic. Applicants should be prepared for intense cooperation with both faculty members and students.

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Arabic language, Arabic literature, Comparative literature (with an Arabic language component), or Philosophy (with an Arabic language component)
  • Fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, both written and spoken. Native language speaking preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into all courses
  • A willingness to participate in Bard College faculty development seminars

Preferred qualifications:

  • Successful experience teaching Arabic language or literature
  • Published written work in Arabic
  • Knowledge of a wide array of Arabic religious, literary, and philosophical texts and a passion for designing an Arabic language “great books” course

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 at:

Bard/AQB is unable to provide visa support in cases of part-time positions at AQB.

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.