Now entering its ninth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrollment of about 280 students in 2016-17. Al-Quds Bard College 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 full time opening in Political Studies beginning in the fall 2017 semester, renewable contingent upon successful review and funding. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. The candidate should be able to teach a broad array of Political Science courses, as well as in the First Year or Second Year Seminar programs. The ideal candidate would also have experience working with curricular revision. While the specialty is open, training in regional and international politics is highly desired. Full time faculty teach three courses per semester and supervise a minimum of two senior projects. Participation in all faculty development initiatives and advising are also expected of all full time faculty.

 

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Political Science
  • Successful teaching experience, as shown by student evaluations, syllabi, and other relevant evidence
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the College to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into most courses
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Political Science or substantial coursework in Political Science at the PhD level
  • Successful experience teaching Political Science in a liberal arts context
  • Ability to teach a wide range of courses within the department and in the core program
  • Some understanding of the political and cultural context in Palestine and/or significant experience teaching successfully in various developing countries.

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 Interfolio.com. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who will contribute to our diversity.

More information and application here

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