Adjunct Faculty in Biology (Bard Early College New Orleans)

first_imgThe Bard Early Colleges, tuition-free, satellite campuses of BardCollege operated through partnerships with public school systems,are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students areeager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a collegeeducation.Employer Website: Early College New Orleans (BECNO), a partnership between BardCollege and the Louisiana Department of Education invitesapplications for an adjunct faculty position in the Sciences,teaching both lab-based and seminar style courses for the 2021-2022academic year.Candidates with expertise in any area of biology will beconsidered. We are seeking educators with a commitment to socialjustice, who are passionate about their fields of study, andinterested in working to advance equity through rigorous curriculamade accessible to students with varied academic preparation.Candidate must show a demonstrated proficiency and interest inteaching high school. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the timeof employment, or who are ABD, with high school and/or collegeteaching experience are preferred.Bard Early College in New Orleans engages bright, intellectuallycurious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal artscurriculum offered to students in the last two years of highschool. By promoting authentic and supportive undergraduateopportunities, Bard Early College faculty and staff preparestudents of all academic backgrounds for further college success.Across our network, the Bard Early Colleges enable talented andhighly motivated students to complete a high school diplomaalongside an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College. Ouracademic program emphasizes student-led learning in smallseminar-style classes. We offer team-based intentional support forour non-traditional students, and a culture of collaborativepedagogical development for our teachers. We are looking forcandidates with familiarity using participatory pedagogy, a focuson interdisciplinarity in their curricular design, and ademonstrated commitment to promoting diverse working and learningenvironments.We are planning an in-person Fall semester with the possibility ofgoing remote depending on CDC guidelines. The faculty member shouldbe comfortable with teaching a hybrid course as some students mayonly be able to access the course remotely.We also ask our adjunct faculty to allot one hour of office hoursper course per week. The Fall semester begins August 2nd, 2021. Afull-day orientation for adjuncts will be scheduled the week ofJuly 26th.To apply, send a letter of interest and curriculum via: of applications to begin immediately.Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcomeapplications from those who contribute to our diversity. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physicaldisability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, familial status, veteran status, or geneticinformation.Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, andreasonable accommodation for all individuals in employmentpractices, services, programs, and activities.AA/EOElast_img read more

‘It’s a major shift in public policy’

first_imgNZ Herald 7 June 2015 Euthanasia-Free NZ has welcomed the court ruling on Lecretia Seales’ bid to allow a doctor to help her die.The group said it commended Justice David Collins on upholding the law, and agreed legislative change is the role of parliament, not the courts.Ms Seales died on Friday morning, shortly after learning that a judge ruled her doctor could not assist her to end her life without risk of prosecution.Renee Joubert, executive officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ, said she was relieved to read that Ms Seales had died comfortably, relatively quickly, and surrounded by loved ones — “not the long, painful death she feared”.“The legalisation of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide is not merely a matter of individual choice and should not be based on individual tragic cases,” Ms Joubert said.“It’s a major shift in public policy, with wider implications and unintended consequences for all of society that need to be carefully considered.” read more

Tristan Wirfs lets mom walk red carpet in front of house in lieu of Las Vegas NFL Draft

first_imgNo Vegas, no problem. Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs — a newly selected first-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft — found his own way to celebrate his impending jump to the pros.And what better way to do it by honoring his mom? MORE: What time does NFL Draft start today?Wirfs on Thursday had his mother walk the red carpet — similar to one she might have walked had the draft taken place in Las Vegas — through their front lawn. Wirfs waited at the end of the carpet to hand her flowers.Who needs Vegas? Highly-rated OT Tristan Wirfs invites his mom, Sarah, to walk the red carpet in front of their home in Mount Vernon, Iowa. They lived in a trailer park until Tristan was 5. In a few hours, he will be a first-round pick. #NFLDraft— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 23, 2020It’s a wonderful gesture, one made even better knowing Wirfs lived in a trailer park until he was 5. The Wirfses likely won’t live in a trailer park after Tristan was selected with the 13th overall pick in the draft by the Bucs — Tampa Bay thought so highly of him they traded up one spot in order to secure him — but it’s great seeing he hasn’t forgotten where he came from, or who was there with him along the journey.last_img read more