Bard Early College Network
Instructor of the Humanities /Social Sciences, Bard Sequence ProgramAbout the Bard Early Colleges and the Bard Sequence
The Bard Early Colleges (BEC) are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The 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 following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes and earn college credits up to an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 2,850 students in campuses in New York City, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore, Maryland.
Bard invites applications for a dynamic individual who seeks to join a new initiative of the Bard Early Colleges – the Bard Sequence – being piloted in SY 2019-20. Through partnerships between Bard College and public high schools and school systems, the Bard Sequence allows students in the 11th and 12th grades to take Bard College’s signature interdisciplinary humanities “Great Books” Seminar Sequence on site at their schools, taught by an instructor selected and trained by Bard. The Bard Sequence offers students earlier exposure to college study and the opportunity to earn 12 Bard College credits over four semesters.
The successful applicant for this position must be committed to teaching college classes to high school-age students. A terminal degree in a humanities or social sciences field is required (candidates who are ABD will be considered); candidates with high school and college teaching experience are preferred.
The responsibility of a Bard Sequence faculty member is to teach Bard College’s signature humanities seminar course (“The Bard Sequence”) to students enrolled in high school at a partner public school. Instructors will have access to curricular resources, professional development, and a community of instructors teaching the course. Faculty will teach between two and four sections of either Freshman or Sophomore seminar, or a combination of both.
Bard Sequence faculty is required to participate in pre-course training and ongoing professional development to aid in the teaching of the dual enrollment courses. This professional development is overseen by the Director of the Bard Sequence and the Bard Early Colleges, Bard College’s early college division. Bard Sequence faculty report to the Director of the Bard Sequence.
Location: Two sites
One instruction site is located in Brooklyn, NY
A secondary site is located in Orange, NJ
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, sample course syllabus, and the names and contact information for three references through our job application link at: http://apply.interfolio.com/63063. Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled.
Bard High School Early College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.