Apply to Teach in 2016

We are currently accepting applications to teach in the 2016 Language and Thinking Program.

2016 Application instructions:
Language and Thinking is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a particular focus on writing, attended by all incoming students during the last three weeks of August. Successful candidates for faculty positions come from many fields, including the humanities; the social, formal, 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 2016 include participation in two weekend meetings (3-5 June and 5-7 August), a one-week training session (11-15 July), and intensive full-time teaching during the program (8-25 August).

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on Tuesday, 19 January, 2016. We will give preference to applications received by Friday March 4th.

To apply to teach in the 2016 Language and Thinking Program, please send all application materials via Interfolio by Committee:

Complete applications will include all of the following:

  1. letter of interest which gives a sense of your teaching philosophy and practice
  2. current CV
  3. list of three references with phone numbers
  4. three letters of recommendation (from references), should be submitted directly to Interfolio by your references. See link below for information for Letter Writers
  5. complete sets of student evaluations from two courses you have taught recently
  6. writing sample (prose sample, preferably an essay, no page or content requirement)

Please contact Interfolio if you have any questions about your application. Please do not contact the Office of Human Resources or the Language and Thinking Program to reset your password or verify your materials have been received. Interfolio can assist you with your application and you can log on to your Interfolio account to see if your application is complete at any time. If you have questions about the Language and Thinking program or about the application requirements you may write Rebecca Smylie at

Information for References submitting Letters of Recommendation on Interfolio

2016 Program dates for faculty on the Annandale-on-Hudson campus:
3-5 June, Inaugural Faculty Weekend
11-15 July, New Faculty Training
5-25 August, Language and Thinking Program

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

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