Architecture, Teaching Fellow

Employer
Bard College
Location
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Bard CollegeArchitecture, Teaching FellowEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/97109
Bard College invites applications for its inaugural Architecture Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded biennially to an emerging architect, urban designer, landscape architect or other spatial practitioner whose creative work mobilizes a culture that attends to societal concerns and spatial justice.

This two-year appointment, beginning in the fall of 2022, is intended to serve as a platform of support for those embarking on a teaching and design career. The selected fellow will be expected to teach at an equivalent of two design studios and a seminar each academic year and to complete their two-year appointment by sharing their work publicly through an exhibition of their own work. While the Fellow will be expected to teach core courses within the Architecture curriculum, they will have the opportunity to create a specific course of their choosing that will be tied directly to the development of their own creative work and personal research agenda, thus inviting students into the process as collaborators. To further support the production of the fellow’s work, the fellowship includes an additional research stipend. We are especially interested in candidates whose proposals invite collaboration with programs across the college. Candidates should hold at least a Master of Architecture degree.

Architecture at Bard is a brand new undergraduate program that launched in the Fall of 2020. Structured around an innovative curriculum, the program looks to critically re-situate architecture as a site for transformative, insurgent socio-spatial imaginaries and a tool for building alliances seeking more just, liberating spatial futures. As a non-professional degree program, Architecture at Bard privileges a forward-thinking, agile pedagogy that aims to equip students with an expansive and experimental approach toward the field that simultaneously opens paths for engaging other disciplines spatially. Along these lines, the program is committed to supporting those whose voices, agendas and experiences continue to be systematically underrepresented in both academia and architecture.

Application
Candidates should apply by November 29, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Those interested should submit the following documents through interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/97109
  • Letter of interest outlining both a summary of the candidate’s interests and engagement with the field as well as a proposal for the work they would like to complete while at Bard which includes a brief description of a related course candidates propose to teach in conjunction with their project.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of design work
  • Three references with contact details
About Bard College
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. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

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, 90 minutes away from New York City. It 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.

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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