Berkshire School seeks to hire a dynamic, full-time French teacher beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of French, capable of teaching all levels, including Advanced Placement courses. S/he is expected to have relevant teaching experience, preferably with experience working in a boarding school community, with the affection for adolescents, capacity for teamwork, and disposition that such a life demands. In addition to teaching, applicants should expect to be actively involved in all aspects of the School's programs, including living in a dormitory and participating in the school's athletic and/or co-curricular programs as a coach or program director. A bachelor's degree in French language or a closely related field is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred.
Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.
A close-knit community of 399 students and 88 faculty, Berkshire is situated on a 400-acre campus, nestled at the base of Mount Everett and located in the heart of the Taconic Hills -- convenient to mountains for hiking and skiing, lakes for fishing and kayaking, and a destination stop for world-renowned art and music venues, health and wellness retreats, and the Appalachian Trail, which can be accessed from the Berkshire School campus.