Entering its thirteenth year of operation in Fall 2021, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program offering a liberal arts undergraduate education and Master of Arts in Teaching program in Palestine, with an enrollment of 310 students in 2020-21. AQB's undergraduate program, taught in English, is rigorous and culminates in a two-semester independent senior project, which, in the sciences, is generally a demanding original research project. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a BA or a MAT from Al-Quds University and from Bard College (New York).
Al-Quds Bard College seeks a full-time faculty member in its Natural Sciences division, with principal responsibilities in its program in molecular genetics. The Molecular Genetics program at AQB is a rewarding and challenging, multidisciplinary program of study that prepares students to have a comprehensive knowledge base and flexible training in molecular genetics. This unique undergraduate program is the first of its kind and is not offered at any of the universities or institutions in Palestine.
This faculty member's primary responsibility will be to serve as a Head of the Molecular Genetics program within the Natural Sciences division and to teach Molecular Biology and Genetics courses at advanced levels. The successful candidate will have strong teaching and research experiences in molecular biology, genetics and related areas of study. In addition to the program head and teaching responsibilities, the faculty member will mentor undergraduate students in conducting their research senior projects as well as participate in course, curriculum and program development.
Full-time faculty teach three courses per semester, supervise a minimum of two senior projects, and are assigned a group of advisees to whom they provide academic guidance throughout the year. Faculty are expected to engage in community service to contribute to the development of AQB. This includes, but is not limited to, participation in academic committees, admissions interviews, moderation and senior projects boards, faculty development workshops, faculty meetings, and additional administrative tasks, as needed. AQB faculty are also engaged regularly in activities of the Open Society University Network, a global enterprise that provides opportunities for collaborative teaching, research, and professional development through in-person and virtual exchange.
Excellence in and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level is of primary importance. We seek faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussion and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. Candidates should be truly interdisciplinary—we seek someone who will creatively and intellectually challenge the standard methods of academic inquiry, and who can integrate both theoretical and practical approaches to learning.
PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or Biotechnology from a university of recognized standing.
A minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the university or college level.
Experience in genetics, bioinformatics and molecular biology methods
A minimum of 5 years research experience is preferred, and have demonstrated scholarly achievement with a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
Must have the ability to obtain extramural funding.
Enthusiasm for the mission of AQB to provide student-centered teaching, foster critical thinking, and incorporate writing into most courses.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
Excellent oral and communication skills, fluent English, and ability to communicate in Arabic a plus.
To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position, evidence of teaching effectiveness, student evaluations and Syllabi, and three letters of reference through Interfolio.com.
Review of applications will be on a rolling basis through the end of July with an anticipated start date in August 2021.
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