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/89292
The Muslim Chaplain is responsible for the pastoral leadership of
the Muslim community at Bard and for collaborative leadership
within the Chaplaincy and the College community, including:
leadership development; programming; community building; teaching
and counseling; regular religious services and seasonal observance;
and supportive counsel for students/faculty/staff and alumni/ae.
The Muslim Chaplain will also serve as a resource and advisor to
the Muslim student community. This is a part-time position
(approximately 15 hours per week during the academic year including
the summer Language and Thinking intensive weeks and the Citizen
Science winter intensive weeks.)
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
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
- Advise the student Muslim organization by providing education,
guidance, and support with programming and community
- Promote a multi-religious ethos; work in close cooperation with
other chaplains encouraging good relationships among different
faith communities and exploring modes of engagement.
- Participate in campus-wide events and traditions such as the
annual Festival of Lights; initiate new educational programming
that furthers individual and community understanding of spiritual
and religious diversity.
- Advise the Chaplaincy and all other areas of the College on
matters relating to Muslims, rituals, practices and beliefs;
increase understanding and awareness of Islam.
- Work collaboratively with campus constituencies advocating for
the needs of Muslim students and in identifying and implementing
appropriate support including coordination with dining services and
The successful candidate will have:
- A bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree, Islamic Chaplaincy
Certificate, or other graduate study is preferred.
- A broad-based knowledge of Islam, including religion, history,
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to be
an effective community builder, problem solver; and work
effectively in a team.
- Strong leadership skills with an ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of
- Capacity to cultivate resources, campus presence, and
- Appreciation for and demonstrated ability to work in a diverse
and creative liberal arts college community.
- Available to respond on-site to address community needs in
times of crisis.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement and the
contact information of three references to Interfolio.com by
following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/89292
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and
reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment
practices, services, programs, and activities.