Title: History Teaching Fellow/Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching Program for 2019-2021
Position type: Full-time Faculty
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville attracts outstanding students in grades 9-12, including about two dozen post-graduates. Lawrenceville’s 810 students come from more than 30 states and 30 countries, with more than a quarter receiving assistance from a $10.5 million dollar financial aid budget. Across residential, academic, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all.
The Lawrenceville School seeks enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting.
We are now accepting applications for our teaching fellowship program for 2019-2021 in History. The goal of this two-year program is to identify aspiring or early career educators (typically recent college graduates) with an interest in the boarding school context. Over a two-year period, the Lawrenceville School provides them with the training, skills, and experience they need to succeed as educators, as well as extensive mentorship and support. Fellows teach in an academic department, live on campus, and fully participate in the residential and co-curricular life of the School. At the same time, teaching fellows are enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s Boarding School Teacher Residency program, in which they work toward a Masters in Teaching.
Typical responsibilities include the following:
Teach two sections in the first term of the first year, and three sections (typically two preps) for the remainder of the first year; teach three to four sections during the second year (typically two preps).
Provide supervisory duty one (1) night a week in dormitory as part of a duty team
Coach or provide support for two (2) significant co-curricular programs per year
Advise a group of six (6) to eight (8) students during second year.
Chaperone a weekend activity (dance, coffee house, etc.) at least once per term.
Successfully follow all requirements from the Penn Residency Master’s and Teaching program
Live on campus with fellows cohort and participate in the residential life of the School.
The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications:
a demonstrated interest in teaching and/or working with young people
a significant co-curricular commitment or interest (e.g., athletics or community service)
strong organization, communication (written and oral), and interpersonal skills
a BA or BS in the target (or closely related) field
a passion for their discipline
When completing the application, please submit the following to Lawrenceville’s employment portal (Hirebridge). We will not review incomplete applications.
College transcript (can be unofficial)
Three letters of recommendation
The Lawrenceville School is a diverse and inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
About The Lawrenceville School
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 817 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 30 states and 34 countries/territories. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.