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BHSEC Queens

Literature Faculty with specialization African, African-American or African-Diasporic Literatures

Bard High School Early College - Queens, a partnership of Bard College and the New York City Department of Education, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Languages and Literature Division beginning Fall 2014. We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in African, African-American, and African-Diasporic literatures, broadly defined. BHSEC, a national model in the field of public school reform, enables talented and highly motivated students to move in four years from the ninth grade through the first two years of college, earning an associate of arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College as well as a high school diploma. The academic program emphasizes small class size and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.

Successful applicants will be innovative teachers, skilled in leading interactive, seminar style classes and engaging students from widely diverse backgrounds. In addition, all faculty members are expected to participate fully in the life of the school, advising students, serving on committees, or sponsoring extracurricular activities. Ph.D. and college teaching experience strongly preferred; high school teaching experience is desirable. New York State teaching certification is a plus; assistance in securing certification will be provided to the successful candidate if necessary. We seek teachers and scholars deeply committed to their field and creative in engaging students at both the college and high school levels with its delights and challenges.

To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three recommendations to hr29901@bhsec, by February 15th, 2014. In addition, please include a brief classroom anecdote that you interpret for us.

Inquiries may be directed via email to to the attention of Dr. Zachariah Pickard. Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the positions are filled. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. All application materials sent via postal service will be discarded.

Dr. Patricia Sharpe
Dean of Studies
Bard High School Early College Queens
30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Bard High School Early College is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.