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2017 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 Bard 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 2017 include participation in two weekend meetings (9-11 June and 11-13 August), a one-week training session (10-14 July), and intensive full-time teaching during the program (14-31 August). Terminal degree (MFA or PhD.) is required.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on Thursday, 19 January, 2017. We will give preference to applications received by Friday March 3rd.

To apply to teach in the 2017 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)

2017 Program dates for faculty on the Annandale-on-Hudson campus:
9-11 June, Inaugural Faculty Weekend
10-14 July, New Faculty Training
11-31 August, Language and Thinking Program

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 Maria Bedo at

Information for References submitting Letters of Recommendation on Interfolio

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