BHSEC Cleveland East
Faculty - Visual and/or Performing ArtsAbout the Bard Early Colleges
Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high–school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.
Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 2,600 students in campuses in Lower Manhattan, Queens, Harlem and Hudson, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded 2,668 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland – East Campus, a partnership between Bard College and Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), invites applications for a faculty member in Visual and/or Performing Arts to join our faculty for the academic year beginning in August 2018.
BHSEC seeks candidates able to teach a broad range of courses in studio arts, music, theater, or dance; ability to cover multiple fields is especially desirable. Candidates will teach courses in their field of specialization, as well as survey courses in the theory, history, appreciation and criticism of the fine arts.
- Participate in curriculum development (especially for new elective courses).
- Commitment to regular and ongoing professional development.
- Commitment to working with students individually and in small groups through tutoring, office hours and advising outside of regular class time.
- Communicate regularly with administrators, parents and other stakeholders about student progress and engagement.
- Participate fully in the life of the school, including student advising, club advising, and committee service.
- M.A. or M.F.A. in Visual and/or Performing Arts or related field (required).
- Ph.D. at the time of employment, or candidates who are ABD (desired).
- Expertise in the theory, history, appreciation and criticism of the fine arts (desired).
- Experience teaching at both high school and college levels (desired).
- Experience in urban settings (desired).
To apply, send a letter of interest, one-page teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference though Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/47461. Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed via email to Dumaine Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.bard.edu/earlycollege/about/ for more information on our schools.
Position is contingent upon finalization of an agreement between Bard College and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and availability of funds.
Bard High School 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.