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9 Sep 2022

Full-Time Dean of Academic Life (Bard High School Early College Baltimore)

Bard High School Early College Baltimore – Posted by WorkAtBEC Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Dean of Academic Life (Bard High School Early College Baltimore)

About the Bard Early Colleges

The Bard Early Colleges (BEC) are founded on the belief that, for many young people, college can and should start at an earlier age. Bard Early College’s simple idea – to begin serious college study in place of the traditional 11th and 12th grades, at no cost to students or families – has had an extraordinary impact on young people and on education innovation and equity in America.

The Bard Early Colleges offer a truly unique home for young people’s intellectual ambition: as both tuition-free, branch campuses of Bard College and public high schools, they award a high school diploma and a Bard College Associate in Arts degree (and 60 transferable credits) by the end of the 12th grade. Students are taught by college faculty in undergraduate, seminar classes, all deeply rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, in Bard College’s commitment to excellence in teaching, and in Bard’s mission as a private college in the public interest.

Now entering its third decade, the Bard Early College network enrolls over 3,000 young people in campuses in Queens, Manhattan, and Hudson, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

Bard invites applications for a dynamic individual who will join our administrative team as the Dean of Academic Life of the Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) in Baltimore. The earliest the position will start will be in Fall 2022.

Position Objective and Duties

Bard High School Early College Baltimore invites applications for a dynamic individual who will join our administrative team as a Dean of Academic Life. This position involves working with the BHSEC Baltimore administration and BEC network to oversee and coordinate the curricular and instructional program of the early college. The successful candidate must be a strong advocate of the early college model, have significant classroom experience, and should have demonstrated successful experience in a leadership role. This position requires excellent organizational skills; frequent communication with students, parents, administrators, and faculty; the ability to develop and support academic programs; dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a commitment to ensuring the academic success of all BHSEC students.


  • Work with the Principal and Deans to support the continual improvement of the BHSEC curriculum
  • Develop effective schedules for faculty and students
  • Support faculty hiring and development, including supporting new faculty
  • Observe classes regularly to evaluate instruction and give feedback for improvement
  • Promote, support, and strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion at BHSEC
  • Teach one course per semester and advise BHSEC students
  • Enhance the student life experience with innovative programs, services, and activities, including partnerships that connect students to cultural and academic resources across Baltimore
  • Plan and coordinate the annual Writing and Thinking Program
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and other campus partners
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of academic policies and procedures, including student course selections, schedules and transcripts
  • Collaborate with the coordinator of annual standardized testing to facilitate annual testing
  • Assist in supervising school functions, trips, and programs
  • Act as a visible, engaged, and active member of the senior leadership team and in the campus community.

Compensation: $90,000-$95,000

 Location: Baltimore, MD

Start Date: The earliest the position will start will be in Fall 2022.


The Dean of Academic Life will join the leadership team of a campus that is both a public high school as well as a degree-granting undergraduate branch campus of Bard College. As such, the Dean of Academic Life’s professional and academic experience should span both secondary and postsecondary teaching and administration, and, where relevant, scholarship. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

The successful candidate for the position will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a liberal arts and sciences discipline (corresponding to the fields available for study within the Bard College curriculum)
  • Interest in and knowledge of issues of educational equity in Baltimore City
  • Scholarship and engagement in that field of study since attainment of doctoral degree
  • Relevant teaching experience, preferably with both college and high school-aged students
  • Relevant leadership experience
  • Very strong organizational and management skills
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in and commitment to working with adolescents
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How to Apply

Please apply directly with Bard College / Bard Early Colleges.  Do this by clicking on the “Apply Now” button found through the Interfolio job application link provided here: http://apply.interfolio.com/113229 Use the Interfolio link provided to upload the following documents directly with Bard College:
  •       a letter of interest
  •       curriculum vitae,
  •       Contact information for three references
 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.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: college students, cultural difference, DEI, Diversity, dual enrollment, equal opportunity, Equity, High school students, inclusion, Mental Health, physical education, physical health, and public health. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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