Faculty - Visual and Performing Arts (BHSEC Washington DC)

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About the Bard Early Colleges

Through a tuition-free, engaging college program in the liberal arts and sciences with robust supports, the Bard Early Colleges (BEC) help high school students, particularly those at risk of not completing post-secondary education, access, afford, and complete college prepared to contribute to the workforce and civic life.  Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. The Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports. Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 2,850 students in five states. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.

Bard High School Early College DC (BHSEC DC), https://bhsec.bard.edu/dc/, a partnership between Bard College and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), invites applications for full-time founding faculty positions in the Visual and/or Performing Arts, beginning August 2019. BHSEC DC seeks teaching artists able to teach a broad range of courses in studio arts, music, theater, or dance; ability to cover multiple fields is desirable.

Position Duties

For our founding faculty at BHSEC DC, we seek educators passionate about their fields of study and committed to advancing equity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students with varied academic preparation. The successful applicant 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. A graduate degree in the field and college teaching experience is required; high school teaching experience, and/or experience working with high school-age students is desirable. 

Qualifications

  • M.A./M.F.A. in visual or performing arts (required)
  • Experience teaching at both high school and college levels (desired)
  • Experience in urban settings (desired)

Application

To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, sample course syllabus, and the names and contact information for three references through Interfolio.com at:  http://apply.interfolio.com/59332.

Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed via email to [email protected]

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

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Posted: 1/14/2019
Application Due: 9/30/2019
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