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Bard College Faculty – Bard Microcolleges New York City in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

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About the Bard Microcollege

Offering a new model for inclusive higher education, Bard Microcolleges bring high-quality, tuition-free, liberal arts instruction to communities often excluded from the university experience due to a variety of structural barriers. BPI currently has two Microcolleges in New York City located in Harlem and Brooklyn. Each Microcollege is created in partnership with a community-based institution. Their strength is the result of alliances between organizations that are conventionally separate from one another but have overlapping missions, common purpose, and shared core values. Across the Microcolleges, students take liberal arts coursework representative of the four academic divisions of the college—The Arts; Languages and Literature; Social Studies; and Science, Mathematics, and Computing. The Bard Microcollege is an effort of the Bard Prison Initiative. For more information, visit

Position Description

The Bard Microcollege offers small, seminar-style courses taught in person at the same standard of academic rigor as on the main campus. We seek faculty who excel in discussion-heavy courses that demand active participation of all students. Faculty are hired on a per-course basis; there are no full-time or tenure-track positions available. Following an academic calendar, each course meets twice a week for fifteen weeks during the fall or spring semester, or for a shorter term over the summer. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, 9am to 2pm on Microcollege campuses.

Faculty are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Microcollege where they teach. In NYC there are locations in Brooklyn and Harlem, both accessible by subway:

  • The Bard Microcollege at Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza

  • The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership housed in the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem


For most but not all subject areas, a Ph.D. or other applicable terminal degree is required (PhD candidates that are ABD may be hired in certain circumstances). Applicants must have college teaching experience in their field of expertise, and ideally a record of teaching success.

Salary: $5,000 for Language & Thinking and Citizen Science workshops

$8,000 for standard semester-long courses

$9,000 for First-Year Seminar and Writing Intensive courses

To Apply

Faculty interested in teaching in one or both of the NYC Microcolleges can apply by submitting a CV with a current email address and a brief letter of interest that should include a list of courses taught, which NYC Microcollege they would like to teach in, and a note about which semester or semesters you are available. Please submit your application here:

Review of applications is ongoing, as course needs vary from semester to semester. The Bard Microcollege administration will contact applicants when there is an opening that matches their subject area and availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to the diversity of our faculty. 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.