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

Sex, conditions safer (yeah right!) but prostitute stigma remains

first_imgDominion Post 21 January 2012It has been nearly nine years since New Zealand decriminalised prostitution under the Prostitution Reform Act 2003. Sex workers say the stigma has eased, but still remains. Safe sex is freely promoted, they have a mandate to stand up to inappropriate behaviour from clients and employers, and whereas in the past they might have felt intimidated and threatened by police, they now work with them. “New Zealand sex workers have the best set of laws. We’ve seen situations where sex workers have taken on brothel operators for sexual harassment and won,” Ms Healy says. “You just couldn’t have imagined that before.” The legislation is a model for other countries to follow, she says.….But while the law change has resulted in some positive changes, it has also had its downsides. “Prior to the reform, police could just go in to the brothels at any time. Now we can only go in if we’ve obtained a search warrant.” There are still some bad practices, and sex trafficking does occur. “I think it’s naive to think there isn’t or hasn’t been women trafficked through New Zealand,” he says. Without access to brothels, there is no way of knowing which ones are involved, and victims are usually brainwashed and too traumatised to seek help. Mr Beard would like to see mandatory signs for all brothels warning of trafficking and how to seek help, in multiple languages.While the Government has decriminalised prostitution, it does not morally endorse it in law. A bill tabled by the Manukau City Council before the formation of the Auckland Council also threatens the industry, and is against the spirit of the act, Ms Healy says. The new council has picked up the bill, which proposes to restrict prostitutes from working in certain areas within the city. It is at the parliamentary select committee stage, with a report on it due next month. Sex workers say it would contradict the positive effects the reform has had on the industry. They say there is still work to do to reduce the stigma, and that would be hindered if the bill was passed. read more