Assistant Academic Director, Hannah Arendt Center

Employer
Bard College
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

Employer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/86350
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College seeks an Assistant Academic Director. This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Founder & Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center. The Assistant Academic Director will be academically oriented and should likely have either a Ph.D. or related advanced degree and/or proven success and leadership in an intellectual related capacity. While expertise in Hannah Arendt’s work is not required, knowledge of and interest in Arendt’s approach to political thinking is highly desired. There are possibilities for affiliations with academic programs depending on the background of the new Assistant Academic Director. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, 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 and 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.

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The new Assistant Academic Director will assist the Founder & Academic Director in the following ways:
1. Administrative Duties
  • Field and onboard visiting scholar inquiries from start to finish.
  • Create, host, and manage events in collaboration with the student fellows
  • Assist the Founder and Academic Director with scheduling & planning events
  • Assist Academic Director with managing current HAC programs
  • Represent the center when the Academic Director is unavailable
  • Assist the Managing Director with planning the HAC annual Fall Conference
  • Advise the centers student groups and student-led events
  • Assist the Academic Director with social media initiatives as needed
2. Academic Duties
  • Organize, plan, and oversee reading groups and tutorials from start to finish
  • Assist the Academic Director with the Virtual Reading Group sessions
  • Research and write for the weekly newsletter, Amor Mundi
  • Help edit the Hannah Arendt Center Journal, produced annually
  • Assist the Bard College archivist with the HA archive as needed
  • Teach 1-2 courses per year either in FYSEM or in the Courage to Be Seminar.
  • Organize academic projects through the Hannah Arendt Center.
  • Organize and Oversee Quote of the Week for Amor Mundi
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
  • Ph.D. or related advanced degree and/or proven success and leadership in an intellectual related capacity
  • Knowledge of and interest in Arendt’s approach to political thinking is highly desired
  • Teaching experience not required, but, helpful.
  • Must be able to build relationships with and support a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Must have event planning experience (1-2 years)
  • Must have experience working with students in an academic setting.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed
Please apply through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/86350 with a letter of application explaining your interest in the Arendt Center and qualifications. Your letter should include thoughts about the current and future direction of the Arendt Center. Please include a CV and two letters of reference. Please also include a diversity statement that addresses how you would ensure that your work reflects the diversity of our community and has an inclusive focus on future programming. We encourage applications from all relevant academic disciplines as well as artists, writers, and other publicly oriented professionals.

The Deadline for Consideration is May 21, 2021.

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

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