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13 Apr 2022

Temporary FT Faculty in Literature (Short-term) (Bard High School Early College Queens)

Bard High School Early College Queens campus – Posted by WorkAtBEC Queens, New York, United States

Job Description

Position Title: FT Faculty in Literature (Short-term) (Bard High School Early College Queens)

About Bard Early Colleges (BECs)

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens is a partnership between Bard College and the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). BHSEC Queens, a national model in the field of public-school reform, provides motivated students the opportunity to move in four years from the ninth grade through the first two years of college, the majority earning an associate of arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College as well as a high school diploma at no cost to families.  The academic program emphasizes small class size and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.  To learn more about our program you can go to this web site: https://www.bard.edu/earlycollege/about/

Queens is a particularly diverse borough with families hailing from around the world, and BHSEC Queens is a particularly diverse school within the borough.  While the vast majority of our students have English as their first language, more than 25 different languages are listed as the home languages for the parents of our students.  Like nearly all NYC public schools, 15% of our students are entitled to special education supports and we are committed to fully integrating these supports into our classrooms.

Job Description

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens invites applications for two positions in our literature department, starting in the fall of 2022. Both are full-time, short-term positions teaching four literature courses for the duration of between six and twelve weeks to support faculty leaves.  The successful candidates would teach either American Literature or World Literature courses in our high school program and would teach in our college Seminar sequence. All BHSEC Queens faculty also participate actively in the life of the school, advising students, serving on committees, or sponsoring extracurricular activities.

Number of expected hires:  2

Location: Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens, 30-20 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Queens, NY

Start Date: Fall 2022

Duration: short-term; between six and twelve weeks

Compensation:  The compensation for teaching these classes is based on the NYC DOE salary scale for substitute teachers.


  • The ideal candidate will be a skilled educator with a demonstrated interest in engaging and challenging younger students with diverse racial backgrounds, economic backgrounds, and a variety of approaches to learning and/or needs for learning supports
  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in working with high school age students who are completing a college-level course of study
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a continued interest in the ongoing work in their field
  • The ideal candidate will understand cultural difference and purposefully help to uplift ideas from underrepresented groups to improve the equity balance in education
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in their field and have both college and high school teaching experience
  • Preference will be given to those who are certified to teach secondary school in New York State.


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.


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How 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/105427 Use the Interfolio link provided to upload the following documents directly with Bard College:
  • a letter of interest
  • C.V. / Resume
  • a brief classroom story, drawn from your experience as a teacher or as a student, that helped to shape you as a teacher (c. 200 words).
  • contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. Questions Please direct inquiries regarding this position to Laura Hymson at lhymson@bhsec.bard.edu

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: a diverse student body, American Literature, certified to teach secondary school, college-level, dual enrollment, High school students, humanities, and World Literature. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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