Reports To: Head of School and Head of Upper School
Position Type: Full-Time, Faculty, Exempt
Established in 1920, Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of transformative learning and respect for the individual. Bentley seeks an English teacher at the Upper School campus in Lafayette.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
Teaching four sections of Upper School English
Attending regular grade-level team meetings and English department meetings
Participating in aspects of student life at Bentley such as advising clubs, coaching, or working with student organizations.
Degree in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or Comparative Literature; and/or a related field that requires significant coursework in English
Experience teaching English
Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration and use of technology
Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students
Desire to continually examine one’s practice with the goal to improve student learning
Commitment to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity. Candidates who reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply.
An advanced degree in English and/or a related field that requires significant coursework in literature and composition (e.g. M.A., M.F.A., or PhD in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or Comparative Literature)
A passion for working with young people
A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills
Experience in working with high school or college age students in an academic setting
Experience in innovative course design, planning, implementation, and assessment
Bentley is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits.
How to Apply
Please email letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses both your approach to working with students and your approach to classroom practices. A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should also be included. Materials may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “English Teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.