Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock invites applications for a dynamic individual who will join our academic administrative team as the Associate Dean for Bard Academy and First Year Students, beginning July 2023.
Our Institution: Founded in 1860, Bard College is an international network of highly innovative and admired educational institutions grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. A division of Bard located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year college in the U.S. specifically designed for motivated adolescents to fully realize their academic potential by beginning college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. BA and AA degrees are granted in over 35 areas of study. Simon’s Rock attracts a diverse student population of approximately 400 students, drawn nationally and internationally, with a significant population of students identifying as LGBTQIA+.
For over 50 years, Simon’s Rock has practiced the simple yet radical idea that many students are ready for college before the age of 18, an idea that launched the Early College movement in the United States and beyond. In 2015, Simon’s Rock launched Bard Academy, a two-year high school program for boarding and day students, with courses designed and taught by college professors and leading to entry into college after the tenth grade. In doing so, Simon’s Rock has connected high school and college in one cohesive, coherent six-year arc. In 2019, Simon’s Rock established the Early College Research Institute (ECRI), a locus for research into “what’s next” in Early College. In 2023, Simon’s Rock launched the Bard Queer Leadership Project, a B.A. degree program designed for, and by, LGBTQIA+ college students, aiming to elevate LGBTQIA+ college graduates into leadership roles in fields across the workforce.
The Role: The Associate Dean of Studies for Bard Academy and First Year Students will provide overall support and insight within the academic administration of Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The Associate Dean of Studies reports to the Dean of Studies and plays a vital role in the academic leadership team at Simon’s Rock by providing direct insight and support to academic advising, student success, and academic processes.
Providing support to academic advising for Bard Academy and First Year students
Providing support for academic processes
Working to ensure greater student success among Bard Academy and First Year students
Contributing to the teaching (2/1+ courses per year) and advising of students
Additional projects as assigned
Desired qualifications include:
This position is a full-time position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting. COVID-19 vaccination with booster(s) or approved exemption is required as a condition of employment at Simon’s Rock. Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy are equal opportunity employers and we encourage applications from those who contribute to our diversity, as the values of equity and inclusion are core to our institutional mission. AA/EOE.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Submit your files to interfolio.com at http://apply.interfolio.com/123658. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.