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Teach at L&T

The Bard College Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a particular focus on writing. The program is attended by all incoming Bard students during the last three weeks of August. Successful candidates for faculty positions come from many fields, including the humanities, the social and natural sciences, and the arts.
Inquiries about the program can be directed to
The Language & Thinking Program
Bard College, P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: (845) 758-7141

Teaching Requirements

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. Terminal degree (MFA or PhD.) is preferred. New faculty responsibilities in 2019 include:
  • participation in two weekend meetings (8-10 June and 10-12 August),
  • a one-week training session (8-13 July), and
  • intensive full-time teaching during the program (13-30 August).
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants from groups historically underrepresented in United States higher education. AA/EOE

2019 Application Instructions

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on Friday, MArch 8, 2019. We will give preference to applications received by Monday, April 8th. To apply to teach in the 2019 Language and Thinking Program, please send all application materials via Interfolio by Committee: APPLY NOW!

Complete applications will include all of the following:
  1. letter of interest which gives a sense of your teaching philosophy, teaching practices, and your approach to diversity and inclusion.
  2. current CV
  3. three letters of recommendation (from references), should be submitted directly to Interfolio by your references. See link below for information for Letter Writers
  4. complete sets of student evaluations from two courses you have taught recently
  5. writing sample (prose sample, preferably an essay, no page or content requirement)

Using Interfolio

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 Laura Gust at

Contact Us

Language and Thinking
Bard College, P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 | 845-758-7141