Reports To: English Department Head & Dean of Academics
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, the Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 29 states and 48 nations. As found in our mission statement, "Mercersburg Academy prepares young men and women from diverse backgrounds for college and for life in a global community. Students at Mercersburg pursue a rigorous and dynamic curriculum while learning to live together harmoniously in a supportive residential environment."
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The position requires a person who has experience teaching adolescents and enjoys working with and relates well to both adults and students, is collaborative, and communicates well. This faculty member needs to be organized as well as possess excellent technology skills. The English department member holds a full-time faculty position and two-thirds of the faculty position is devoted to teaching English. The English department member carries out additional responsibilities such as residential and/or co-curricular assignments.
For the 2019-20 academic year, coaching needs include head varsity boys’ baseball and boys’ lacrosse and head varsity 8-man football.
The person holding this position is responsible for preparing curriculum and providing instruction in the English department.
Typical assignments will include teaching four sections of English
Will prepare course objectives and course of study following departmental guidelines and curriculum
Conduct varied and frequent assessments of student performance utilizing appropriate technology in the classroom setting
Keep attendance and grade records as required by school
Write individual grade and comment reports six times a year with additional progress reports as assigned
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours for help sessions with students
Attend faculty meetings and professional development opportunities provided by the school
Communicate positively and proactively with students, advisers, parents, colleagues, and administration in a professional manner in oral and written form
Extensive expertise in technology applications, including use of a MacBook Pro and iPad for teaching purposes with specific knowledge of Keynote, Pages, and iMovie
Proficiency in research techniques
Prior experience in teaching English and curriculum development preferred
A valid driver’s license
About Mercersburg Academy
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 29 states and 48 nations.