The pilot Bard Microcollege launched in Holyoke, Massachusetts in August 2016. Bard's partner for this first Microcollege is The Care Center, a community-based educational organization with a history of success in supporting young mothers to complete their high school equivalences and continue on to college. Bard Microcollege Holyoke students are now enrolled full-time and earning their associate degrees at The Care Center. 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.
Bard Microcollege Holyoke offers small, seminar-style courses taught in person at The Care Center and nearby Holyoke Library. Faculty are hired on a per-course basis; there are no full-time positions available. Following an academic semester 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 Friday, 9am to 3pm.
For most but not all subject areas, Ph.D. or other terminal degree and college teaching experience is required.
Faculty interested in teaching for Bard Microcollege Holyoke can apply by submitting a CV and a brief letter of interest that should include a list of courses taught and a note about which semester or semesters they are available.
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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About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.