Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a competitive, college-preparatory boarding school for students in grades 9-12. Located in Lakeville, Connecticut, the School sits on 827 acres of woods, fields, and farmland in the midst of the scenic Berkshire-Taconic region - a place the Nature Conservancy calls "one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the Northeast."
The Hotchkiss School seeks to inspire a diverse range of students who are committed to the betterment of self and society, and to cultivate in them, at the highest standards of excellence, imagination and intellect, openness and personal integrity, and empathy and responsible citizenship, that they may discover and fulfill their potential as individuals fully engaged in our world. In the 2017-2018 school year, 15% of students are international, 33% are U.S. students of color, and 93% of students are boarders.
Position Summary: The Language Department has a possible opening for a highly-qualified, collaborative and dynamic teacher who combines significant knowledge in Spanish language/the Spanish speaking world and foreign language teaching pedagogy. The School is eager to consider applications from those who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
Qualifications: The candidate will be fluent in both Spanish and English, and will have the ability to teach courses through all levels of the curriculum. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish Studies is required, and a master’s degree in Spanish or a related discipline is preferred. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have lived or studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for a minimum of one year and to those who are comfortable using technology in the classroom. Several years of teaching experience, ideally at the secondary level, is preferred. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to making positive contributions to the student experience both inside and outside the classroom, including in dorms, on teams & clubs, and through advising.
Duties & Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include teaching four sections of Spanish (involving two or three distinct course preparations). The applicant will be expected to participate actively in community life through service in Hotchkiss’ residential, advising, and co-curricular programs. Typical responsibilities of a full-time faculty member at Hotchkiss include teaching four classes, coaching two seasons (or the equivalent) of a co-curricular (sports team, Debate team, Yearbook, et al.), 1-2 nights of duty per week and one weekend of duty per month in a residential dorm, and periodic service on faculty committees and/or as an advisor to student clubs.
Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes year-round housing (plus utilities), and meals when school is in session. Hotchkiss provides a comprehensive benefit package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA-CREF. Ample funding exists to support participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, as well as advanced degree work.
Application Information: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and three references online at http://www.hotchkiss.org/our-school/careers-at-hotchkiss.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
About The Hotchkiss School
The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of academic distinction to 613 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and around the world. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges.