Language and Thinking Faculty

Job description

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.


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 2018 include participation in two weekend meetings (8-10 June and 10-12 August), a one-week training session (8-13 July), and intensive full-time teaching during the program (13-30 August). Terminal degree (MFA or PhD.)  is preferred.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on Thursday, January 25, 2018. We will give preference to applications received by Monday, April 9th.  Submit completed applications thought at:  Please include the following:

  • Letter of interest which gives a sense of your teaching philosophy, teaching practices, and your approach to diversity and inclusion.
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (see link above for information on 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)

2018 Program dates for faculty at the Annandale-on-Hudson campus:

  • 8-10 June, Inaugural Faculty Weekend
  • 8-13 July, New Faculty Training
  • 10-30 August, Language and Thinking Program

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants from groups historically underrepresented in United States higher education.





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Posted: 1/22/2018
Application Due: 3/23/2018
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