Urban School of San Francisco, an independent high school with 420 students located in the heart of the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, is seeking an Academic Dean for the 2021-22 school year. Urban is known for its innovative and progressive curriculum; deep commitment to equity and inclusion; service learning; the joyous engagement of its students and faculty; and an enviable reputation as one of the city’s strongest schools. For more information see www.urbanschool.org.
The Academic Dean has overall responsibility for the design, articulation and evolution of the school’s academic program and curricular vision. Specific areas of responsibility include: partnership with the Dean of Faculty and Department Chairs to support innovative pedagogy and curriculum; coordination of annual course offerings; preparation of the comprehensive class schedule; and oversight of student assessment. This position reports to the Head of School, is a member of the administrative team, and works closely with the Head of School and other administrators in the overall leadership and management of the school.
Urban is an equal opportunity employer with an institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice. We actively encourage applications from candidates of color and others historically underrepresented at independent schools.
Successful candidates will have an established history as an exceptional classroom teacher; a strong interest in curriculum development across a range of disciplines; and a deep commitment to furthering and deepening equity and a diversity as a defining core value among faculty, both within and beyond the classroom. Aside from the energy and interpersonal skills to work successfully in a dynamic environment, they will also need excellent analytical and organizational skills and a close attention to detail to manage the mechanics of a complex academic program.
Additional Salary Information: Salary for this academic leadership position will be competitive based on experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and the TIAA retirement program.