Program Overview

Program Overview

The Physics Program at Bard College is dedicated to helping students at all levels gain a better understanding of the universe and how it works.

As in all Bard programs, classes are small, with 20-30 students in the introductory classes, 10-15 in intermediate classes, and 1-5 in advanced classes and tutorials. This allows a high level of student-teacher interaction, as each faculty member handles all aspects of the course themselves: lectures, laboratories, discussion sections, and grading. That way, we are well attuned to the strengths and the needs of each of our students. Classes are never solely lectures, as student questions and comments lead to clarification or elaboration, or take the discussion in unexpected directions. Outside of class, faculty spend a great deal of time with individuals or small groups of students, discussing homework problems, laboratory work, or extensions beyond what was covered in class. more>


Visiting Position in Physics

We invite applications for a two-year visiting position in physics at the rank of assistant professor, to begin fall 2014. The candidate would teach courses at all levels within the Physics Program, with opportunities to add courses to the current curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in optics. Funding and laboratory space is available for research and course development. The successful candidate will have a commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts college. Candidates must hold a PhD in physics or related fields by the time of the appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching and a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) through Interfolio.

Applications will be reviewed immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who will contribute to our diversity.