Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. 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. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work in the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.
Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network includes campuses in Manhattan and Queens, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; and Hudson, New York.
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore, a partnership between Bard College and Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPSS), invites applications from a dynamic individual who will join our administrative team as the Dean of Studies beginning in the summer of 2021.
Under the general direction of the Principal, the Dean of Studies will provide leadership and administrative oversight of the academic program at the school. The Dean of Studies will align academic activities with the relevant outcomes and goals outlined for students and faculty, and will facilitate and assess the school's progress in the areas of teaching and learning.
Work with the Principal and faculty to refine the curriculum each semester in response to student needs, district expectations, and Bard College standards and curricular developments;
Identify elements of curriculum and instruction that can be strengthened, and support faculty members with proven instructional methods (i.e. Writing and Thinking approaches);
Facilitate inter-faculty observation and collaboration;
Serve as master scheduler and grade reporter;
Oversee the school's academic integrity policy;
Assist the Principal and the Dean of Students in supporting upholding the school's Code of Conduct and supporting overall school climate;
Teach one course section each semester;
Other duties as assigned.
The Dean of Studies' professional and academic experience should ideally span both secondary and postsecondary teaching and administration, and, where relevant, scholarship.
The successful candidate for the position will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:
Master's degree in a liberal arts and or sciences discipline (corresponding to the fields available for study within the Bard curriculum). Doctoral degree and administrative certification are preferred;
At least five years teaching experience, preferably with both college and high school students;
At least one year of relevant leadership experience;
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Experience with and commitment to working with adolescents;
Commitment to equity practice and restorative justice.
To apply, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference through the Interfolio job application link provided and clicking on the "Apply Now" button.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.
Position is contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and availability of funds.
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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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.