Al-Quds Bard College (AQB)

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 Spring 2024 (January - May 2024) or Spring and Fall 2024 Semester (January - December 2024).

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, environmental sciences for one term or several academic terms (January - May 2024 or Janaruy - December 2024). 

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. 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, Annandale.

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. The Fellow will also have the possibility to offer 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 2023/24 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.

For Spring and Fall 2024 AQB is seeking Global Teaching Fellows in the following areas:

Social Sciences

  • Fellows with expertise in Human Rights and International LawInternational Affairs, or Environmental Sciences and other related fields
  • Fellows to contribute to the new program in Global Studies and Diplomacy, starting 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

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:

  • motivation letter
  • resume (CV)
  • teaching philosophy (1,000 words)
  • list of proposed course(s)
  • two Letters of Reference (see details below)
  • English language proficiency (see details below)

Applicants who are CEU 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 CEU Ph.D. graduates:

  • One Letter of Reference (email or scanned copy)

From CIVICA. OSUN applicants:

  • two Letters 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: October 30,  2023