Thank you for your interest in the Buffalo Seminary Teaching Fellows Program. SEM is an all-girl day and boarding high school located in the Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, NY. The SEM Fellowship Program is designed to provide creative and enthusiastic college graduates who possess a desire to learn from others and work in a collaborative environment with a one-year boarding school immersion experience. This includes teaching one course, supervising student residences, coaching and/or leading an extracurricular activity.
We select Fellows to work in academic departments and/or in our admission, development, and community life departments. Specific fellowships offered will depend upon the school's needs for the coming academic year, which are determined between early February and early summer.
Overview of the Teaching Fellowship Program
Teaching Fellows begin their commitment to SEM in late August with an orientation program, which focuses on the School's mission, philosophy of education, methods of classroom teaching, and the logistics of the school day and year. Except for winter and spring vacations, the Fellowship is a full-time commitment until early June. A stipend of $22,000 is paid to Fellows on a twelve-month basis, including health insurance, beginning in September.
Teaching Fellows typically will have responsibility for teaching one course with support from a faculty mentor, will work in the student residences and perform support tasks throughout the community. All Teaching Fellows help in our extra-curricular program in either athletics, theatre, or community service. Fellows live on campus. Fellows are assigned a faculty mentor within their academic department and are provided support through our faculty growth program.
Teaching Fellowships are posted for the upcoming year based on openings the school anticipates. Student pre-registration for the following year's courses are a significant factor, as are other staffing considerations. Once the need for a Teaching Fellow has been established, the hiring team will review all completed applications.
If you are interested in being considered for a Fellowship, please provide the following materials:
-A cover letter which briefly explains why you would like to teach at SEM;
-A résumé which includes the following — your academic study; your experience in teaching; your experience in boarding life; your experience in coaching or sports, service work, or the performing arts;
-The names, telephone numbers and emails of three references;
-An official transcript from your college or university, including a transcript for any graduate work you may have done.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with resume to Ann More, Assistant to the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include position applying for in the subject line.