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Academic Dean

A member of the site administrative staff, the academic dean assumes primary responsibility for supervising the academic staff and coordinating the academic program. A CTY academic dean’s role is most similar to a dean of faculty’s as he or she supports and guides 12-75 instructional staff who come from a variety of educational backgrounds and have diverse teaching skills. Through classroom observations and frequent conferences with staff, the academic dean provides feedback and mentoring on teaching strategies and classroom management. The dean also addresses student performance issues and oversees the editing of student evaluations. Finally, he or she furnishes logistical support for field trips, class projects, and supplies, and at some sites supervises an academic dean's assistant.

At day sites, the academic dean works from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with additional time in the evenings or on weekends to complete work as necessary. The academic dean is also required to oversee Before- and After-Care one or two days per week.

"Yours is the distinct pleasure of helping bright, energetic educators achieve their goals in the classroom. Through your team of teachers, you will exert a tremendous influence over the lives of each and every student attending your site."  — former academic dean

Terms of Employment

  • First-year salary is $6,024 for a seven-week period at day sites
  • Attendance the first weekend in June at an orientation in Baltimore, Friday to Sunday (no additional compensation, but CTY pays travel expenses and provides room and board)
  • Telephone and email consultations throughout the year, as needed
  • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate training in an academic discipline
  • Significant teaching experience
  • Experience in a supervisory or administrative role in an educational setting
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office and web-based applications like Box

Programs run from late June to early August. Please refer to the Site Locations & Dates page for the specific dates of employment.

Complete Job Responsibilities (PDF)

If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, write to us at or call 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.