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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 20-75 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 residential sites, the academic dean's work hours are primarily during class times and in the late afternoons and evenings of class days, including the evening study periods.

"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

A Typical Day in the Life of an Academic Dean

Terms of Employment

  • First-year salary is $6,400 for a seven-week period at residential sites
  • For residential program employees, room and board are provided
  • 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
  • Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America

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.