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Bard Diverse Network of Action (DNA) Summer Program Faculty Positions

Bard High School Early College Queens
New York, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024
The Bard Early Colleges, tuition-free, satellite campuses of Bard College operated through partnerships with public school systems, are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education.

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Project Summary

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens is committed to increasing high school graduation and post-secondary degree completion rates for historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged students. This summer, we are hosting a summer program for 45-55 of our incoming ninth-grade students. The Bard DNA Summer Program is designed to support students from historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds in their academic and social transition from NYC middle schools to BHSEC Queens. The program will promote growth in social and emotional connections to BHSEC Queens and develop familiarity with academic routines that will be important to incoming ninth graders in the year ahead.


BHSEC Queens is seeking (3-5) faculty members to teach in our Bard DNA summer program. The faculty members will teach a three-week course in their area of expertise and will work closely with the Director/Associate Director of Bard DNA and Bard DNA Peer Mentors/Student Volunteers. Faculty members will immerse students in engaging coursework and connect with students to discuss strategies for academic growth and advancement.

The summer program will take place in-person at BHSEC Queens. Orientation and Training, for all Summer Faculty and Peer Mentors/Student Volunteers, will be held from Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 and the summer program will run from Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26, 9:00am - 4:00pm. On Fridays, times will vary, as those days are set aside for field trips. On Friday, July 19, we will go on our field trip to Bard College. This day will be from 7:00am-6:30pm. We will be hiring faculty members in math/computing, science, physical education, humanities, and the arts. Summer Faculty will be compensated with a $4,800 stipend.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Develop an academic curriculum for the three-week program that builds academic skills and reinforces important concepts essential for success in 9th grade.
  • Attend the Faculty and Peer Mentor Orientation and Training
  • Attend the Family Meeting that will be held in the evening on Monday, July 1st
  • Attend all field trips and celebratory events
  • Participate in lunch duty
Compensation: Faculty will be compensated with a $4,800 stipend

Start Date : July 1, 2024

Location: 30-20 Thomson Avenue, 6th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

  • Preference is given to Candidates with the Following Qualifications:
  • Currently teaching at Bard High School Early College Queens or within the Network
  • Prior experience working with historically underrepresented students in higher education
  • Special Education Teaching experience with specialization in math or literature
How to Apply

All materials can be uploaded using the Interfolio job application link's blue 'Apply Now' button provided here:

If you are currently a BHSEC staff/faculty member, then please upload:
  • a course proposal
  • cover letter explaining why you want to serve as a faculty member in the summer program.
If you are not a current BHSEC faculty member, then please upload:
  • a cover letter discussing your interest in this position and your experience working with historically underrepresented students; explain how your expertise, training and pedagogical approach has prepared you to teach and support students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
  • resume;
  • contact information for two references;
  • a course proposal for a 1-credit college course
Review of applications will begin in early March and will close when the positions are filled.


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