About 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 on a rolling basis for a dynamic individual who seeks to join a new initiative of the Bard Early Colleges – the Bard Sequence – which was first piloted in School Year (SY) 2019-2020. 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 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 one 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.
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.
Expected Start Date:
Start date is rolling, as we develop new sites for the Bard Sequence. We are currently looking for potential instructors for SY 20-21 as well as for SY 21-22.
To Be Determined (TBD), as we develop new sites for the Bard Sequence. (Current sites are located in Orange, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; and Bronx, NY.)
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 Interfolio job application link provided at: http://apply.interfolio.com/63063.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.