Associate Academic Dean, BPI

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Associate Academic Dean, BPI

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Open Date:
Mar 14, 2019

Bard College seeks an Associate Academic Dean for the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). BPI extends the full breadth and depth of the Bard College liberal arts curriculum into six New York State prisons. It enrolls a student body of over 300 women and men annually, and BPI students have earned over 500 Bard College associate and bachelor’s degrees. BPI also offers extensive support for alumni in and around New York City, and it has developed a nationwide network of leading universities and colleges engaged in college-in-prison.

Its newest initiative, the Bard Microcollege, expands yet further the scope and impact of this work, delivering high-quality, tuition-free, degree-granting college outside of prison through partnerships with community-based institutions. This position is located on the main Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and encompasses BPI’s in-prison and Microcollege work.

The Associate Academic Dean is responsible for curriculum development, faculty recruitment and evaluation, and oversight of student progress toward degree completion. They also play a leading role in admissions. To do so, they work closely with BPI colleagues who direct specific academic programs and campuses, as well as with other Bard College faculty and administrators. This position also includes teaching opportunities.


Candidates should have terminal degrees and experience as college faculty. Additional college administrative experience is welcome though not required. Position begins June 2019.

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Posted: 3/15/2019
Application Due: 5/8/2019
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