Bard Early College Academy (BECA) New Orleans, a new partnership between Bard College and the Louisiana Department of Education invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Language Studies, beginning late July 2018. Candidates with expertise in all areas of language studies French, Spanish, Japanese, and/or Portuguese, with the additional experience in literature, language, and area studies. Other languages will be considered. Faculty must show demonstrated proficiency and excellence in teaching in their field.
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 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 students and a culture of collaborative pedagogical development for our teachers.
Responsibility for dually-accredited courses in language studies, our core curricular course, and the candidate’s field of interest or expertise.
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 roundtables with Bard Early College faculty from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences.
Contribution to BECA’s culture of ongoing curriculum revision, innovation, and experimentation.
Participate fully in the life of the school, including committee service.
A Master's Degree Language Studies, Cultural Studies, or related fields 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.
We are looking for candidates with familiarity using participatory pedagogy, a focus on interdisciplinarity in their curricular design, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diverse working and learning environments.
To apply, send a letter of interest, one-page teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference through Interfolio.com at: https://apply.interfolio.com/48344. Review of applications to begin immediately.
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. 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.