Through a tuition-free, engaging college program in the liberal arts and sciences with robust supports, the Bard Early Colleges (BECs 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, and in Washington D.C. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC), a partnership between Bard College and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), invites applications for a full-time performing arts professor position, beginning January 2022. Bard 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.
For our founding faculty at Bard 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. 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.
M.A./M.F.A. in music, theater, dance, performance arts (required)
Experience teaching at both high school and college levels (desired)
Experience in public school settings (desired)
Interest in working with high school age students who are completing a college-level course of study (desired)
We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to equity and social justice and desire to open up opportunities for underrepresented students .
Candidates must understand cultural difference and purposefully help to uplift ideas from underrepresented groups to improve the equity balance in education
Experience with recognizing and a commitment to reducing barriers to inclusion
To apply, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, sample course syllabus, and the names and contact information for three references by clicking on the
Internal Number: 98092
About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.