About the Bard Early Colleges (BECs)
Through a tuition-free, credit-bearing college program in the liberal arts and sciences with robust supports, Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) schools help high school age students, particularly those at risk of not completing postsecondary education, access, afford, and complete college more prepared for the next steps in their academic or civic life, or in their careers. At BHSEC Newark, students have the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma from the Newark Board of Education (NBOE).
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Newark, a partnership between Bard College and the Newark Board of Education school district (NBOE) in Newark, NJ, invites applications for full-time faculty positions in the English Department to serve in the leadership role of Department Chairperson.
The responsibilities of the Department Chair will be to coach our faculty community members, to facilitate the creation of effective curricula, to conduct teacher/faculty evaluations, to provide support with administration of district, state, and College Board testing, and to supervise our Humanities programs and faculty. The Department Chair will also lead staff development sessions and will direct our Writing and Thinking program. Attendance at district meetings and trainings is also mandated.
All literature specialties are welcome, although expertise in African American, Caribbean, and/or Latino Literature is especially desirable. The Department Chair should be well-versed in DEI-related concepts and have a commitment to advancing equity in education by fostering faculty understanding of the importance of reducing potential barriers to student inclusion.
Experience in leadership roles is needed. Experience in teaching formal writing is also desirable. The Department Chairperson may be asked to teach or provide coverage for a class, depending on school and faculty coverage needs. Additional specific chairperson duties consistent with specific contractual terms of employment also exist.
Compensation: This is a NBOE position. The salary range is $92,000 to $132,344
Location: Bard High School Early College in Newark, NJ
Start Date: November or December 2023
We are pleased to offer our full-time employees an excellent benefit package which includes; multiple heath insurance options; TIAA retirement plans
; generous vacation, sick, and personal time; and more. To learn more about employee benefits and eligibility at Bard College, please visit https://www.bard.edu/humanresources/benefits/