About SPA: St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
Position: SPA seeks candidates for the position of Upper School English Teacher.
Position Begins: August 2019 Status: Full-time, Exempt Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School (grades 9-12)
Job Description: The ideal candidate will have strong academic training and expertise in the study of literature, and experience with contributing to a high school program that creates an intentional curricular bridge between 9th- and 12th-grade expectations in terms of process, content, and skills. We seek a candidate who has a demonstrated passion for teaching reading, writing, and discussion and a track record of leveraging this passion into effective practices which encourage students to think creatively about craft, engage ideas deeply, and lead with intellectual curiosity.
The most successful candidates will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the goals. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.
Required skills: All candidates must have a BA in English or a related field; experience teaching secondary English and/or an advanced degree in literature, education, or a related field is preferred.
How to Apply: The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.