Oxbridge Academic Programs has run academic summer study programs in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the United States for over 30 years. These are programs for bright and motivated secondary students in grades 8 to 12. Students join the programs from all over the world, and during summer 2017 students from over 80 countries participated. The dates of the programs vary slightly, though most take place during the month of July. The programs which begin earliest start in mid-June, while the programs that finish latest end in mid-August. Please note that administrative staff arrive in residence one week prior to students arriving and remain for two days after they leave. For complete details about available positions, dates, and the programs visit www.oxbridgeprograms.com/employment.
Program Deans are responsible for the student life of a program and assist with a program's administration. Administrative duties include running the Program Office with a team of Program Assistants (generally, local undergraduates) and overseeing an area of administrative life to support the Program Director, i.e. liaison with the residence, meeting guest speakers or helping to coordinate field trip organization. Deans are responsible for maintaining program rules and policies, administering disciplinary procedures, and providing pastoral care and supervision to students. Deans work in shifts six days per week and are on-call throughout the day. It's as varied as it is fun, and a bright, enthusiastic faculty ensures that the month involves good company for students and staff alike. Work in the Program Office involves dealing with students, parents, fellow members of staff, and program guests, and ensuring that the program runs smoothly in the broadest sense. Even when not on duty in the Program Office, Deans are a positive, engaged presence, dining in the residence, available in case of emergency, ideally involved with student activities, and contributing to the community of the program as a whole.
Program locations: United Kingdom – Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews; France – Paris, Montpellier; Spain – Barcelona, Salamanca; United States – New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Applicants who apply to work in France or Spain must be fluent in French or Spanish as well as English, with experience of living in either France or Spain. Appointed Deans serve on one (1) program during the summer.
We are looking for educators with at least several years’ classroom experience at the secondary level. Applicants should have experience of school trips and/or working with students in a residential environment. Successful candidates need a good sense of humor, the enthusiasm to enjoy the month as much as the students, and the experience and personality to deal consistently and fairly with them. Above all, Program Deans should convey to students the sense that they are being cared for by staff who love working with young people. Applicants who apply to work in France or Spain should be fluent in French or Spanish as well as English, with experience of living in either France or Spain.
Program Deans are typically teachers from the US or Canada, or have extensive experience of North American students. We welcome applications from teachers from anywhere in the world. On our programs in the United States, we have a larger number of international (non-North American) students so some experience of international education is especially useful. Master’s degree preferred.
To apply, send a CV or resume and a brief cover letter to the Associate Director of Faculty, Justin Bangs at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2018. The first round of interviews for Program Dean positions posts takes place in January, and appointments are made from February/March.
Additional Salary Information: This is a salaried summer position. The salary for first year Program Deans is $4,200 US. In addition to a salary Program Deans receive flights to and from the program, room and board, and a stipend for personal expenses.