The Hotchkiss Humanities and Social Sciences Department is seeking a Teaching Fellow in History for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Boarding School Teaching Residency (BSTR) program.
The Hotchkiss School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
A bachelor’s degree in History or a closely related field (i.e. American Studies) is required. Previous teaching, tutoring, or work experience in youth programs is desirable.
Duties & Responsibilities:
A Teaching Fellow’s responsibilities include teaching two to three courses in History in our interdisciplinary Humanities program. One of these classes is co-taught with a mentor teacher, and the Teaching Fellow works with the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty to develop and refine curricula, assessments, and pedagogy at the departmental level. The applicant will be expected to participate in community life through service in our residential and co-curricular programs.
Penn Boarding School Residency Program:
Hotchkiss is a member of a consortium of schools that have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to form the Boarding School Teaching Residency (BSTR) program. The BSTR program is a two-year program in which Teaching Fellows serve as faculty at member schools while completing coursework to earn an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Penn coursework runs concurrently during two academic years of teaching at Hotchkiss and involves an additional week of classes at Penn in each of two summers. During the school year, courses are conducted online by Penn Faculty, with regular gatherings of the entire cohort at the University of Pennsylvania and at partner schools. Robust mentoring supports the Teaching Fellows in their coursework as well as with the regular duties of Teaching Fellows described above.
Hotchkiss will refer finalist candidates to the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, which must also accept a candidate into the BSTR program before appointment as a Teaching Fellow at Hotchkiss.
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 benefits 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.
Through the online application process, interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college, and graduate school transcripts, and three references.
Department: Humanities and Social Sciences
Reports to: Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences department
Schedule: Full-time, faculty, 9 months
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
Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a competitive, college-preparatory boarding school for 600 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. As of the 2018-2019 school year, 33% of students are U.S. students of color, 16% are international, and 95% of students are boarders.