Muslim Chaplain

Employer
Bard College
Location
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Closing date
Aug 18, 2021

Job Details

Bard CollegeMuslim ChaplainEmployer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/89292
The Muslim Chaplain is responsible for the pastoral leadership of the Muslim community at Bard and for collaborative leadership within the Chaplaincy and the College community, including: leadership development; programming; community building; teaching and counseling; regular religious services and seasonal observance; and supportive counsel for students/faculty/staff and alumni/ae. The Muslim Chaplain will also serve as a resource and advisor to the Muslim student community. This is a part-time position (approximately 15 hours per week during the academic year including the summer Language and Thinking intensive weeks and the Citizen Science winter intensive weeks.)

Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900 undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic engagement.

Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education.

Expectations:
  • Advise the student Muslim organization by providing education, guidance, and support with programming and community involvement.
  • Promote a multi-religious ethos; work in close cooperation with other chaplains encouraging good relationships among different faith communities and exploring modes of engagement.
  • Participate in campus-wide events and traditions such as the annual Festival of Lights; initiate new educational programming that furthers individual and community understanding of spiritual and religious diversity.
  • Advise the Chaplaincy and all other areas of the College on matters relating to Muslims, rituals, practices and beliefs; increase understanding and awareness of Islam.
  • Work collaboratively with campus constituencies advocating for the needs of Muslim students and in identifying and implementing appropriate support including coordination with dining services and residence life.
Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree, Islamic Chaplaincy Certificate, or other graduate study is preferred.
  • A broad-based knowledge of Islam, including religion, history, and culture.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to be an effective community builder, problem solver; and work effectively in a team.
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Capacity to cultivate resources, campus presence, and facilities.
  • Appreciation for and demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and creative liberal arts college community.
  • Available to respond on-site to address community needs in times of crisis.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement and the contact information of three references to Interfolio.com by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/89292

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.

AA/EOE

Organization

Undergraduate Degrees

Bard offers courses of study in four divisions—Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies—and in interdivisional programs and concentrations. Students may also earn a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following undergraduate degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; and through the Bard Prison Initiative at six correctional institutions in New York State.

Graduate Degrees

More than 200 students are seeking graduate degrees: M.A. in curatorial studies, M.Music in vocal arts, conducting, and curatorial, critical, and performance studies, and M.S. in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and economic theory and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in Sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. M.Music degrees are also offered at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Early Colleges

Bard's early colleges educate the next generation of thought leaders, preparing them to be lifetime learners. Bard High School Early Colleges in New York City, Newark, New Jersey, and Cleveland, Ohio; Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; and Bard Early College New Orleans and Bard Early College at the Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy all serve the needs of highly motivated younger students.

International Degrees

Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; as well as dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

Cultural Life

Campus life in Annandale is vibrant, with world-class performing arts venues; continuous and varied student activities; and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and in New York City. Students choose from more than a hundred active clubs on campus, and new clubs begin every semester. The Bard College athletic teams are the Raptors. The College’s colors are red and white. The critically acclaimed Bard Music Festival is presented on campus each summer, exploring the life and work of a single composer through chamber music, choral and orchestral performances, symposia, panel discussions, and preconcert talks. Since 2003 the festival has been part of Bard SummerScape, which annually presents operas, films, and theatrical productions that complement the festival’s theme.

Outstanding Faculty

Bard's undergraduate faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10 and courses are taught by full faculty members. Among the many distinguished faculty at Bard College are five MacArthur Fellows—poets John Ashbery and Ann Lauterbach, novelist and memoirist Norman Manea, painter and multimedia artist Judy Pfaff, and journalist Mark Danner. Other notable faculty members include soprano Dawn Upshaw, journalist Ian Buruma, composers Joan Tower and George Tsontakis, poet Robert Kelly, and writers Luc Sante and Francine Prose. Over the years, four recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature have taught at Bard—Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, José Saramago, and Orhan Pamuk. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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