The Hotchkiss School, a competitive college preparatory, boarding school for students in grades 9-12, was founded in 1891. The School enjoys a lovely setting, being located on over 800 acres in Lakeville, Connecticut, on the shores of Lake Wononscopomuc. Hotchkiss is committed to fostering a global, diverse, and inclusive academic community and provides a safe, secure learning environment for all constituents, adult and student alike.
The Hotchkiss Humanities and Social Sciences Department is seeking a Teaching Fellow in History for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching (PRMT) program.
The School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
A Teaching Fellow’s responsibilities include teaching two to three classes in History in our interdisciplinary Humanities program. One of these classes is co-taught with a mentor teacher, and the Teaching Fellow works with the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty to develop and refine curricula, assessments, and pedagogy at the departmental level. The applicant will be expected to participate in community life through service in our residential, advising and co-curricular programs.
A bachelor’s degree in History or a closely related field (i.e. American Studies) is required. Previous teaching, tutoring, or work experience in youth programs is desirable.
In addition to the primary classroom and/ or professional responsibilities above, the successful applicant should expect to collaborate regularly with peers toward shared goals of engaging in professional growth, providing and reflecting on feedback, and developing and honing new skills and competencies. Applicants should also possess a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity through work in their school or professional organization and a practiced sensitivity to the needs of a diverse community.
PENN RESIDENCY MASTER’S IN TEACHING:
Hotchkiss is a member of a consortium of schools that have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania in their Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching (PRMT) program. The PRMT program is a two-year commitment after which Teaching Fellows will have gained invaluable teaching experience at Hotchkiss and earned an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania. The PRMT program runs concurrently with two years of residential teaching at Hotchkiss and involves a week of work at Penn in each of two summers, online work with the entire cohort of 20-25 fellows from the member schools, one weekend a term studying with University of Pennsylvania faculty members at one of the partner schools, and coursework with a mentor at Hotchkiss as well as the regular residential teaching duties of Teaching Fellows described above. If a candidate is offered a PRMT teaching fellowship position and accepts that offer, he or she must apply for acceptance into the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education with the support of the hiring boarding school.
Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Hotchkiss provides an excellent, comprehensive benefit package, including a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability offerings, and HSA/FSA options. Retirement benefits are managed through TIAA-CREF, providing comprehensive support for meeting your retirement goals. Funding exists to support advanced degree work as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé, including three references via e-mail. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention:
Associate Dean of Faculty
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
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