Full-Time Faculty - Science (Bard Early College New Orleans)

Job description

Bard Early College New Orleans (BECNO), a new partnership between Bard College and the Louisiana Department of Education invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in the Sciences, teaching lab-based courses, beginning late July 2019. Candidates with teaching experience in introductory chemistry or physics will be considered. Candidate must show a demonstrated proficiency and excellence in teaching high school. Additional teaching expertise in mathematics (College algebra, Pre-calculus and similar) is preferred.

Candidates with expertise in any area of chemistry, physics, applied physics, biology or a related engineering field will be considered. We are seeking educators with a commitment to social justice, who are passionate about their fields of study, and interested in working to advance equity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students with varied academic preparation.   

Bard Early College in New Orleans engages bright, intellectually curious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal arts curriculum offered to students in the last two years of high school. By promoting authentic and supportive undergraduate opportunities, Bard Early College (BEC) faculty and staff prepare students of all academic backgrounds for further college success. Across our network, the Bard Early Colleges enable talented and highly motivated students to complete a high school diploma alongside an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College. Our academic program emphasizes student-led learning in small seminar-style classes. We offer team-based intentional support for our non-traditional students, and a culture of collaborative pedagogical development for our teachers.

Position Duties:

This position will offer dually-accredited courses in high-school science as well as college-level courses for non-majors in the candidate’s field of interest or expertise. An M.S. in chemistry, physics, engineering, applied physics, or a related field is required. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, or who are ABD, with high school and/or college teaching experience are preferred. This renewable appointment focuses on teaching, course and curriculum development, and student support. Duties are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday during the academic year (10 month contract). Teaching load is 4-4.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Student advisement of a small cohort of students through First Year Experience curriculum.
  • Student support, in the form of mentorship of peer tutors, and office hours.
  • Participation in Early College Pedagogy trainings, workshops, and committee work with Bard Early College faculty from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences.  
  • Contribution to BECNO’s culture of ongoing curriculum revision, innovation, and experimentation.
  • Participate fully in the life of the school, including committee service.

We are looking for candidates with familiarity using participatory pedagogy, a focus on interdisciplinary in their curricular design, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diverse working and learning environments. We have an interest in candidates who are familiar with science implications for ACT and other relevant testing modalities.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, one-page teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/60739. Review of applications to begin immediately and interviews will begin on March 11, 2019.

Please see the Bard employee handbook at www.bard.edu/hr  for more information about the employee policies of the College. Work authorization in the United States is required for all Bard Early College faculty positions.

Bard Early College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 2/25/2019
Application Due: 4/26/2019
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