The English Department seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated instructor to contribute to our effort to build a curriculum of diverse voices. The full-time English instructor reports to the English Department Chair. S/he will teach four sections of English I, II, and/or III, with the likelihood of designing and teaching senior electives in subsequent years. Candidates with expertise in the study and teaching of minority and/or world literatures are encouraged to apply. The instructor will collaborate regularly with other teachers of all levels to ensure an integrated and cohesive English curriculum. S/he will be responsible for co-curricular activities (e.g. coaching, after school physical education, advising a student-activity group, etc.) that fill the needs of the school and may intersect with the interest or expertise of instructor. The English faculty uses a process-based approach to writing, with a focus on developing students’ analytical skills.
The ideal candidate would possess a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in English and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in English. An individual with an advanced degree is preferred. Candidates with degrees in related fields will be considered and are encouraged to submit transcripts to show depth and breadth of English-related coursework. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to bringing out the absolute best in each student, open collaboration with colleagues, and meaningful professional development. This person should have patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines. The candidate must be dedicated to the holistic wellness of students and have the ability and comfort in frequent communication with students’ advisors and parents.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
About Emma Willard School
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.