Adjunct Professor of Mathematics for the Bard Sequence Program

Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

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The responsibility of a Bard Sequence faculty member is to teach Bard Sequence’s Introduction to Statistics and Probability course in person to students enrolled at IDEA Public Charter School. This includes working closely with students to develop foundational skills in Statistics and Probability while also providing a rigorous college experience in the course. These skills include: identifying different study designs, including randomized control studies, computing descriptive statistical measures, performing inferential statistical analyses, graphing and visualizing data, identifying outliers, describing null and alternative hypotheses, and describing random variables. Faculty members will be expected to follow the Bard Sequence syllabus and any course materials that are provided.

Faculty members are expected to provide students with the support that they will need to develop these skills and succeed, including providing frequent written feedback on assignments, holding office hours, and regularly communicating student progress with partners and the Director of the Bard Sequence.

About the Bard Sequence Program
The Bard Sequence is a program of the Bard Early Colleges (BEC) network that is founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The Bard Sequence is an equity-based program that brings rigorous BEC dual enrolment courses to historically marginalized student populations at partner high schools and school districts. It currently serves students in the Hudson Valley of New York, Brooklyn and the Bronx, NYC, Orange, NJ, Camden, NJ, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Tulsa, OK, and Denver, CO. The Bard Sequence has awarded over 2,000 transferable college credits since its inception in 2019.
Bard invites dynamic applicants who are passionate about their fields of study and committed to advancing equity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students with varied academic backgrounds to teach Statistics and Probability to 11th and 12th grade students enrolled at our partner high school.

Course Title: Introduction to Statistics and Probability

Course Description: This is a dual enrollment course which counts for high school Mathematics credits for students as well as Bard College credits. It is an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Statistics is inherently applied through the course, which emphasizes solutions to problems in a variety of applied settings. Measures of location and variability, probability distributions, correlation and regression, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and estimation with confidence intervals for means and proportions are explored.

Expected Start Date / Duration of Employment:
The contract covers the Fall Semester at IDEA PCS which begins on August 29th 2022 and ends on January 25th 2023.

A successful candidate must be able to teach in person at IDEA PCS 10:25 am-11:30 am on a rotating A/B week schedule as follows:
A” weeks: Tuesday and Thursday 10:25 am-11:30 am
“B” weeks: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:25 am-11:30 am
On-site, in-person teaching at IDEA Public Charter School, 1027 45th St NE, Washington, DC 20019.

Salary: $7500 Per semester
QualificationsA successful candidate will:
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to equity and a desire to open up opportunities for historically marginalized students.
  • Have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Statistics and Probability or other closely related fields of Mathematics; Masters and ABD candidates will be considered.
  • Have experience teaching at both high school and college levels (desired)
  • Understand cultural differences and purposefully help to uplift ideas from underrepresented groups.
  • Be committed to providing students with the support and scaffolds that they need to succeed in a rigorous college setting.
To Apply
Please apply directly with Bard College / Bard Early Colleges. Do this by clicking on the “Apply Now” button found through the Interfolio job application link provided here:

Use the Interfolio link provided to upload the following documents directly with our organization:
  • Letter of interest
  • C.V. / resume
  • One-page teaching statement
  • Sample course syllabus
  • Contact information for three references
Please note that strong applicants will be asked to provide a classroom demonstration of their teaching either virtually or in person. A good demo lesson should elicit engagement, active participation, and analytical thinking from high school-age students in a classroom setting.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.



Undergraduate Degrees

Bard offers courses of study in four divisions—Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies—and in interdivisional programs and concentrations. Students may also earn a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following undergraduate degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; and through the Bard Prison Initiative at six correctional institutions in New York State.

Graduate Degrees

More than 200 students are seeking graduate degrees: M.A. in curatorial studies, M.Music in vocal arts, conducting, and curatorial, critical, and performance studies, and M.S. in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and economic theory and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in Sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. M.Music degrees are also offered at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Early Colleges

Bard's early colleges educate the next generation of thought leaders, preparing them to be lifetime learners. Bard High School Early Colleges in New York City, Newark, New Jersey, and Cleveland, Ohio; Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; and Bard Early College New Orleans and Bard Early College at the Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy all serve the needs of highly motivated younger students.

International Degrees

Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; as well as dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

Cultural Life

Campus life in Annandale is vibrant, with world-class performing arts venues; continuous and varied student activities; and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and in New York City. Students choose from more than a hundred active clubs on campus, and new clubs begin every semester. The Bard College athletic teams are the Raptors. The College’s colors are red and white. The critically acclaimed Bard Music Festival is presented on campus each summer, exploring the life and work of a single composer through chamber music, choral and orchestral performances, symposia, panel discussions, and preconcert talks. Since 2003 the festival has been part of Bard SummerScape, which annually presents operas, films, and theatrical productions that complement the festival’s theme.

Outstanding Faculty

Bard's undergraduate faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10 and courses are taught by full faculty members. Among the many distinguished faculty at Bard College are five MacArthur Fellows—poets John Ashbery and Ann Lauterbach, novelist and memoirist Norman Manea, painter and multimedia artist Judy Pfaff, and journalist Mark Danner. Other notable faculty members include soprano Dawn Upshaw, journalist Ian Buruma, composers Joan Tower and George Tsontakis, poet Robert Kelly, and writers Luc Sante and Francine Prose. Over the years, four recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature have taught at Bard—Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, José Saramago, and Orhan Pamuk. 









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