Employment Opportunities

BHSEC New Orleans

Full-Time Faculty - Physics/Science

Bard Early College Academy (BECA) New Orleans, a new partnership between Bard College and the Louisiana Department of Education invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Physics, beginning late July 2018. Candidates with expertise in all areas of physics, astronomy, applied physics, or a related engineering field will be considered. Faculty must show demonstrated proficiency and excellence in teaching Physics or high school level science.

Bard Early College in New Orleans engages bright, intellectually curious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal arts curriculum offered to students in the last two years of high school. By promoting authentic and supportive undergraduate opportunities, Bard Early College faculty and staff prepare students of all academic backgrounds for further college success. Across our network, the Bard Early Colleges enable talented and highly motivated students to complete a high school diploma alongside an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College. Our academic program emphasizes student-led learning in small seminar-style classes. We offer team-based intentional support for our non-traditional students, and a culture of collaborative pedagogical development for our teachers. 

Position Duties:
This position will offer dually-accredited courses in high-school Physics as well as college-level courses for non-majors in the candidate’s field of interest or expertise. An M.S. in physics, astronomy, applied physics, or a related engineering field and dedication to teaching are required. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, or who are ABD, with high school and/or college teaching experience are preferred. This renewable appointment focuses on teaching, course and curriculum development, and student support.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Student advisement of a small cohort of students through First Year Experience curriculum.
  • Student support, in the form of weekly Physics Lab, mentorship of peer tutors, and office hours.
  • Participation in Early College Pedagogy trainings, workshops, and roundtables with Bard Early College faculty from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. 
  • Contribution to BECA’s culture of ongoing curriculum revision, innovation, and experimentation.
  • Participate fully in the life of the school, including committee service.
We are looking for candidates with familiarity using participatory pedagogy, a focus on interdisciplinary in their curricular design, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diverse working and learning environments. We have an interest in candidates who are familiar with science implications for ACT and other relevant testing modalities.

To apply, send a letter of interest, one-page teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/48347. Interviews begin on March 1st, but we are accepting applications until the positions are filled.

Bard Early College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see the Bard employee handbook at http://www.bard.edu/employment/  for more information about the employee policies of the College. Work authorization in the United States is required for all Bard Early College faculty positions.

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