Full-time teaching at SYA is a role that combines instruction, providing students guidance and frequent collaboration with faculty and staff from SYA (both locally and at other campuses) and at times other schools. Teachers are expected to use SYA’s mission statement as a guide to teach courses that focus on improving student skills in SYA’s four main areas of curricular focus: language acquisition, creative and critical thinking, intercultural competence and independence and interdependence..
English instruction at SYA is a collaborative process involving working closely with colleagues from all SYA campuses. SYA is currently developing clearer guidelines and structure for its English curriculum based on our mission-driven programmatic goals and research-based best practice for teaching English in the study abroad environment. This does not typically mean teaching works in translation from the host country or works written about the host country per se, but rather working with a series of works exploring the idea of cultural “otherness” supported by regular guided reflexion on students’ own experience abroad. The course deliberately explores these ideas in an aim to use the study of literature in context to help build student critical thinking and intercultural competence skills.
Note: The English positions are overseas, NOT at U.S. office in North Andover, MA.
More details about the position: https://www.sya.org/about/employment Please submit application by February 10, 2018, using this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SYAEnglishApp
Applicant must have at least five years experience teaching high school English.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary, comparable to teaching salary at U.S. independent school. Housing provided.
About School Year Abroad
School Year Abroad (SYA) is a nonprofit, NEASC-accredited school with campuses in China, France, Italy and Spain. Founded by Philips Academy in 1964, SYA is now a consortium of 45 top independent schools. SYA’s hybrid approach to study abroad – U.S.-style education combined with local engagement through travel, activities and homestay – allows high school students to benefit from this rich overseas experience without losing a year of credit for graduation back home.