The Pennington School seeks a teacher of religion in the Upper School.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach current courses such as, but not limited to, Religion in America, Biblical Studies, eastern religions, philosophy, and Rhythm of the Sacred to students in grades 9-12
Build and maintain a positive, collaborative, and productive relationship with the School chaplain
Academic advisor to a group of 6-8 students per year
Must be willing to embrace, or have experience with, teaching in a student-centered learning environment
Work to elicit individual excellence in every student, moving the student toward personal and collective goals in skills, habits of mind, and understanding
Demonstrate warmth, collegiality, humor, and industry in interactions with students and colleagues
Coach a sport and/or supervise a student club for two seasons per year
Bachelor’s degree in Divinity, Religion/Philosophy, or Religious Studies; Master’s degree preferred
Experience teaching in an independent school preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with a range of learning styles
Experience/willingness to lead at least two extracurricular and/or athletic endeavors
Willingness to work with faculty members in other departments to broaden the scope of the study of religion and spirituality on campus
Willingness to actively engage in the extra- and co-curricular life of the School
This position is full-time, ten (10) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Pennington School employees.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and résumé, including compensation requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or The Pennington School, 112 W. Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ 08534. No phone calls, please.
About The Pennington School
The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational day-boarding school with 485 students in grades 6–12, and a faculty and staff of approximately 150. The Pennington School is committed to developing individual excellence in all of its students.
The School’s 54-acre campus is ideally situated near Princeton, NJ, just 40 miles from Philadelphia, PA and 60 miles from New York City.