|Bard College seeks a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Mathematics to begin in September 2012, as part of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). This is a unique opportunity to teach mathematics and mathematics majors in the leading college-in-prison program in the United States. The successful candidate will teach courses such as Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, and/or Real Analysis in addition to offering elective courses if needed. The candidate will also be responsible for supervising senior theses.|
A Ph.D. in mathematics is required, along with excellence in teaching and an active research program. The fellow will enjoy access to facilities within the mathematics department and on the rest of the main Bard campus, and will be invited to join with department colleagues in colloquia, seminars, and other activities on campus. There may be additional opportunities to teach on the main campus, including offering courses in the math department, advising senior theses in mathematics, and participating in an innovative and expanding math culture within Bard College locally, nationally and internationally.
The fellow's primary academic responsibility will consist of teaching in the Bard Prison Initiative, (www.bard.edu/bpi). This Initiative is an integrated academic program of Bard College enrolling men and women in prison in AA and BA degree-granting programs from Bard. It is also the home of the National Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, working with other elite liberal arts colleges to develop in prison programs across the county. The post-doctoral fellow will likely teach the equivalent of two mathematics courses per semester to upper-level undergraduate mathematics students in the Prison Initiative, and will be available to provide additional advising, consultation and curriculum development. Courses will take place at Bard's satellite campus inside a New York State correctional facility about forty-five minutes from the main campus. Most students, despite their incarceration, will be current or future majors working toward a BA in mathematics. As a professor teaching in prison, the fellow will be joined by faculty from across all disciplines at the College who offer courses at BPI each semester.
Applicants should have experience teaching courses throughout the mathematics curriculum, The ability to teach computer science and/or applied mathematics courses is a plus. Applications should include a curriculum vita, statements on teaching and research, and three letters of reference at least two of which address teaching experience and ability.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE