About the Bard Early Colleges
The 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. The Bard Early Colleges provide 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; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma.
Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 2,850 students in campuses in New York City; Newark; New Orleans; Cleveland; Baltimore; and Washington, DC. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard High School Early College – Manhattan (BHSEC-M) invites applications for a dynamic individual who will join our administrative team as the Dean of Studies, to begin in the Fall of the 2020-21 school year. This position involves working with the BHSEC-M administration and BEC network to oversee and coordinate the curricular and instructional program of the early college program, with an emphasis on STEM fields. The successful candidate must be a strong advocate for the early college model, have significant classroom experience, and should have demonstrated successful experience in a leadership role. This 12-month position requires excellent organizational skills; frequent communication with students, parents, administrators, and faculty; the ability to develop and support academic programs, especially in STEM fields; dedication to 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, especially in STEM fields
- Coordinate faculty hiring and development, including supporting new faculty
- Observe classes regularly to evaluate instruction and give feedback for improvement
- Promote, support, and strengthen the BHSEC-M diversity and inclusion efforts
- Developing STEM programming for students and the BHSEC-M community
- Advise and mentor BHSEC-M students and alumni
- Enhance the student life experience with innovative programs, services, and activities
- Communicate effectively with students, families, and other campus partners
- Oversee development and implementation of academic policies and procedures, including student course selections, schedules and transcripts
- 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.
- Master’s degree in an academic field (Ph.D. preferred
- A minimum of three (3) years of professional work in an academic setting, including college teaching and leadership experience
- Proven commitment to the academic, emotional, and social development of all students
- A successful history of supervising and mentoring staff, enhancing student life, and working effectively across a campus community
- Strong organizational, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
We encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic levels and will provide qualified people with reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or any other applicable state or local laws.
This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Bard High School Early College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. 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.
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three references to Principal Michael Lerner through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/77176 . No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.