Faculty Position-American Literature
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, and 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-level work in the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.
Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network includes campuses in Manhattan and Queens, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newark, New Jersey; and the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City. Since 2003, Bard Early Colleges have awarded 1,556 A.A. degrees.
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland, a partnership between Bard College and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, invites applications for one faculty member in American Literature to join our faculty for the academic year beginning in August 2014.
BHSEC seeks candidates with a specialization in literature of the Americas; expertise in African American, Caribbean, and/or Latino Literature is especially desirable. Expertise in the formal teaching of writing is also desirable. Candidates with expertise in history of the Americas and/or American studies may be considered for dual appointments in English and History. Candidates will teach American Literature at the high school and college levels; candidates will teach courses in their fields of specialization, as well as interdisciplinary courses in the Humanities.
The successful applicant for this position must be committed to teaching classes at both the high school and college levels. In addition, candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the school, including student advising, club advising, and committee service. Required: M.A. in American Literature or related field and either high school or college teaching experience in American Literature. Desired: Ph.D.; experience at both high school and college levels; experience in urban settings.
To apply, please visit the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s website and search for current employment opportunities and select the option for “High School Teaching” and following the application procedures as indicated.
Additionally, you may send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to email@example.com as a .pdf. Please include your name and “Faculty in American Literature” in the subject line of the email. Your references should follow the same e-mail protocol.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. Visit http://www.bard.edu/earlycollege/about/employment/ for more information on our schools.