Biology, Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

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The Biology Program at Bard College is seeking colleagues to fill two tenure-line, open-rank positions. Successful applicants will join a team of faculty committed to creating a rich and rigorous curriculum that serves all of our students. These two positions provide an opportunity for coordinated hires, particularly those that would foster a more diverse faculty. Successful applicants will have a commitment to working with a diverse student population, and participating in the program’s ongoing work to support diversity, equity and inclusion. They will be interested in teaching courses on a range of topics, which could include genetics, development, neurobiology, physiology, immunology, or biostatistics, as well as their specific area of expertise.

The Biology Program and Bard College are committed to providing new faculty with formal and informal mentoring experiences. In addition to mentoring within the program, each entering cohort of new faculty at the College has two designated mentors who work with the group for a two-year period, supporting faculty in areas outside of their programmatic homes. In addition, Bard is a member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and supports faculty participation in NCFDD workshops and programs.

The successful candidates will also support student research in their area of expertise.

We are particularly interested in faculty with expertise in neurobiology, physiology, immunology, or developmental biology. Research facilities include state-of-the-art microscopic imaging, qPCR, in-house sequencing, and support for invertebrate and/or aquatic organisms. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a biological field.

Bard College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River.

To Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and a DEI statement of no more than 500 words, along with names of three references prepared to write letters. Submit materials to Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

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.



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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