The Masters School seeks an accomplished educator to serve as the next Upper School English Department Chair. Building on the department’s strengths, the incoming Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate with a talented team of 11 teachers and a fantastic student body.
The next Chair will guide the department in reviewing and refining its curriculum and will lead the group in implementing new initiatives. Over the next few years, the department plans to design a host of new 11th/12th grade semester courses and to focus on writing practices.
Ideal candidates will have experience building teams and designing processes that support curricular innovation. Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are interested in interdisciplinary learning and to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, within and outside the classroom.
Oversee Grade 9?12 English curriculum, including the design and implementation of new semester courses
Act as an educational leader in the community, including participation in departmental and divisional meetings, committees and working groups
Support the growth and development of faculty through regular observation, formal and informal feedback, mentorship, and participation in our school-wide development and evaluation systems
Oversee student placement and progress in courses across the department
Manage the day-to-day logistics of the department
Teach three classes per semester
Serve as an Upper School advisor
Actively participate in the life of the school community, including attending student performances, games and events
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, an educational philosophy statement, resume, 3 references and salary requirements via email to email@example.com (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “English Department Chair” in the subject line.
SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Bachelor’s degree in English (or a related field) or a degree in English Education, required; Advanced degree, preferred
Demonstrated ability to inspire students
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to lead teams, prior experience as a Chair, committee leader and/or school leader required
Significant teaching experience, 10 or more years preferred
A commitment to student-centered pedagogies and learning strategies
Experience with interdisciplinary study and/or teaching, preferred
A dedication to professional development as a teacher and a leader
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
Proficient in the use of technology
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.