Al-Quds Bard College (AQB)

Please note, that since October 2023 in-person education had to be put on halt at AQB, and Fellowships will only be provided if the security measures are in place. Until that time, however, this Call for Applications was created in the hope that in-person education will be avaliable from the beginning of August 2024. If the measures are not in place by the beginning of AY24/25 the parties may consider on-line teaching placements with different provisions keeping the applicants to this placement informed.

OSUN CEU Global Teaching Fellowship Program at the Al Quds Bard College for the Arts and Sciences (AQB)Abu Dis, Palestine.

Call for applications for AY24/25 (August 2024 – May 2025).

The Al Quds Bard College for the Arts and Sciences (AQB) invites applications for Global Teaching Fellowships to teach at AQB, Abu Dis, Palestine, in the fields Social Sciences, Humanities/Arts and Environmental Sciences for one term or several academic terms.  

Eligible applicants include Ph.D. graduates who received their Ph.D. degree from the CEU or a CIVICA or OSUN member institution within the last two years and advanced (e.g. ABD all but dissertation) Ph.D. candidates.

In its 14th year of operation, AQB is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with a current enrollment of about 275 students, , situated on the campus of Al-Quds University (with a student population of 12,000). AQB is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project which features original thought and research. Graduates of AQB receive dual degrees: a baccalaureate degree from al-Quds University and another from Bard College (New York, USA).

The successful candidates will teach up to two courses, which will be set by the Institute or Department of AQB, in agreement with the Fellow. GTF’s offer at least one course per semester in AQB’s Core division, where they teach a variety of texts to first-year and second-year students. The Fellow will also have the possibility to offer at leas one course on his/her special area of expertise, in coordination with the department. The language of instruction is English. Candidates should discuss the Syllabus of their specialized course with their supervisor and AQB in advance.

Fellows who will have not received the Ph.D. by the beginning of AY 2024/25 can teach a maximum two courses/semester. Those who already have a Ph.D. might be required to teach 3 courses/per semester. Global Teaching Fellows are also expected to contribute to the academic life of the community, advise students and participate in talks and other departmental activities.

AQB is seeking Global Teaching Fellows in the following areas:

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Fellows with expertise in Human Rights and International LawInternational Affairs, Diplomacy or Environmental Sciences and other related fields.
  • Fellows to contribute to the new program in Global Studies and Diplomacy (started in AY 2023/2024).
  • Fellows working in fields related to Policy, e.g. Policy Design, Policy and Digital Innovation, Public Policy in relation to Minority Rights, Ethics of Policy Making.
  • Fellows with expertise in Social Thought, Economics, Politics, and/or Urban Studies.
  • Humanities (Fine Arts, Literature, Film - short animated movies).

For further academic information please contact Dr. Ibrahim Marazka,

For questions regarding living in Abu Dis or AQB in general please contact Ms. Deena

Successful candidates will receive an honorarium from AQB by the standard rates for teaching, and additionally, a one-time travel expense (location-Abu Dis-location) will be funded.

Applications should include

  • Resume (CV),
  • Motivation Letter,
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement (1,000 words),
  • list of proposed course(s),
  • one Letter of Reference (see details below),
  • English language proficiency (see details below).

Applicants who are Ph.D. Candidates at the time of application:

  • Endorsement letter from the Supervisor (email or scanned copy),
  • or Endorsement letter from the Head of the Doctoral Program (email or scanned copy).

Applicants who are Ph.D. graduates:

  • One Letter of Reference (email or scanned copy).

From OSUN-CIVICA applicants:

  • One Letter of Reference (email or scanned copy),
  • English language proficiency minimum level C1 – if the Ph.D. studies were not in English, or an approval from the host institution.

Please submit applications via email to

In the subject of the email please indicate that you are applying for: GTFP AQB

Application Deadline: April 17,  2024