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Citizen Science – Bard College’s initiative in general education in the sciences -- is seeking instructors for January 2013. This innovative program is designed to introduce students in their first year of college to scientific thinking. Students conduct laboratory experiments, explore computer modeling, and participate in classroom discussions guided by case studies during this intensive term. The focus is on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of scientific evidence. This year, students will explore scientific thinking through a focus on infectious diseases. Bard is a private liberal arts college with approximately 1,900 students, located 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River.
Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in the sciences and be willing to engage students from all disciplines in a common educational experience. No specific biology training is required of faculty. Faculty will be required to give a 30-minute research presentation on their work during symposia held throughout the January program.
A mandatory training session for all hired faculty will be held on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson (travel, lodging and food will be covered), arriving by the evening of Friday October 5th and departing on the evening of Monday October 8th (Columbus Day). The program dates for Citizen Science for the 2012-2013 academic year are January 4th - January 23rd. Faculty will be provided housing in dormitories on the Bard College campus for the duration of the Citizen Science program. Candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest in teaching in this type of program, and have two references sent, as one document, by email only, to: Director Brooke Jude by clicking APPLY NOW.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until all positions are filled.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE