Architectural Design, Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Bard College Bard College Employer:
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 25 '21Posted on:

The department of Architecture at Bard College invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of architectural design. We are especially interested in those whose work treats the practice of design as both a mode of critical inquiry and a creative site for intervening in movements for social liberation and climate justice. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2022.

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. 

Applicants for this post are expected to have a proven record of design work that challenges broader expectations of, and possibilities for, the field. The interested candidate should feel comfortable teaching in a design studio setting as well as bringing their own specific line of inquiry into other pedagogical spaces within the program and the college. Candidates are expected to teach at various levels across the curriculum, as well as play a crucial role in shaping the future of the Architecture program.

Candidates should hold at least a Master of Architecture degree (MA, MArch, MSc, Mphil) or its equivalent.  A doctoral degree in architecture and relevant design fields is highly desirable. Candidates must have a proven record of teaching experience and an agenda of future engagement in the field through their work. Because Bard is an institution that thrives on cross-disciplinary and collaborative work, the provided teaching statement should elaborate on how the candidate’s work could invite collaborations between other programs and initiatives within the college and across the larger Bard network.


To Apply 

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 candidate’s design and research agendas as well as a statement on their approach to teaching
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio of design work 
  • Three references with contact details

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. 

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