Faculty in World Literature (Bard High School Early College Queens)

Position Title

Full-Time Faculty in World Literature (Bard High School Early College, Queens, NY)

About Bard Early Colleges (BECs)

Bard High School Early College Queens, a partnership of Bard College and the New York City Department of Education, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in our Literature Department beginning fall 2023. BHSEC Queens seeks teachers and scholars deeply committed to their field and creative in engaging students at both the college and high school levels. BHSEC enables talented and highly motivated students to move in four years from the ninth grade through the first two years of college, with the goal of earning an associate of arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College as well as a NY State high school diploma. The academic program emphasizes small class size and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.

Job Description

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens invites applications for a position in our Literature Department, starting in the fall of 2023. The successful candidate will teach World Literature courses in our high school program, Seminar sequence courses in our college program, and electives in their area of expertise. Scholars with expertise in the literatures of Central Asia, Eastern Asia, or Africa are especially encouraged to apply. 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:  1

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

Start Date: September 2023 

Duration: Full-time ongoing

Compensation:  The compensation for teaching these classes is based on the NYC DOE salary scale found on this page: https://www.uft.org/your-rights/salary/doe-and-city-salary-schedules/teachers-salary-schedule-2018-2021 The position may be funded by either Bard College or the NYC Department of Education


  • 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

Application Instructions

To apply, please click on the “Apply Now” button found through the Interfolio job application link provided here: http://apply.interfolio.com/120320 

Please upload 

  • A letter of interest (including research interests)

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume

  • A brief (c. 250 word) description of an experience you had as a student or teacher that has influenced your teaching,

  • In addition, you may be asked to upload three letters of reference at some point in your application, as additional documents, but they are not a strict requirement at this time.  You are welcome to upload them now, if you prefer, as additional documents

Review of applications will begin immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. 


Contact Principal Laura Hymson <lhymson@bhsec.bard.edu> should you have questions about the position.

People of color, gender oppressed, LGBTQ, immigrants with work permission, and people of diverse social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All application materials must be submitted via the Interfolio URL shown above.

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.

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