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Architecture, Teaching Fellow

Bard College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Professional Fields, Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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Bard College invites applications for its inaugural Architecture Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded biennially to an emerging architect, urban designer, landscape architect or other spatial practitioner whose creative work mobilizes a culture that attends to societal concerns and spatial justice.

This two-year appointment, beginning in the fall of 2022, is intended to serve as a platform of support for those embarking on a teaching and design career. The selected fellow will be expected to teach at an equivalent of two design studios and a seminar each academic year and to complete their two-year appointment by sharing their work publicly through an exhibition of their own work. While the Fellow will be expected to teach core courses within the Architecture curriculum, they will have the opportunity to create a specific course of their choosing that will be tied directly to the development of their own creative work and personal research agenda, thus inviting students into the process as collaborators. To further support the production of the fellow’s work, the fellowship includes an additional research stipend. We are especially interested in candidates whose proposals invite collaboration with programs across the college. Candidates should hold at least a Master of Architecture degree.

Architecture at Bard is a brand new undergraduate program that launched in the Fall of 2020. Structured around an innovative curriculum, the program looks to critically re-situate architecture as a site for transformative, insurgent socio-spatial imaginaries and a tool for building alliances seeking more just, liberating spatial futures. As a non-professional degree program, Architecture at Bard privileges a forward-thinking, agile pedagogy that aims to equip students with an expansive and experimental approach toward the field that simultaneously opens paths for engaging other disciplines spatially. Along these lines, the program is committed to supporting those whose voices, agendas and experiences continue to be systematically underrepresented in both academia and architecture.

Candidates should apply by November 29, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Those interested should submit the following documents through interfolio:
  • Letter of interest outlining both a summary of the candidate’s interests and engagement with the field as well as a proposal for the work they would like to complete while at Bard which includes a brief description of a related course candidates propose to teach in conjunction with their project.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of design work
  • Three references with contact details (letters of recommendation are requested by the search committee at a later stage in the process).
About Bard College
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. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, 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, 90 minutes away from New York City. It 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.

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 information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


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