The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, seeks a Teaching Fellow in English/Middle School.
Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Its mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on larger purpose: we seek to prepare our students for principled engagement in the world. We actively seek to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body.
The Teaching Fellow program allows early-career teachers the opportunity to work with experienced mentors while teaching a reduced load of classes. Teaching Fellows meet regularly with their partner teachers, observe classes and Teaching Fellows are appointed for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
The Teaching Fellow in English will teach two courses, Class VI in the Middle School and Class IX in the Upper School, and will participate deeply in the life of the Middle School. The Fellow will be a point person for our Recess Initiative, helping to coordinate supervision, scheduling, Upper School leaders and activities. Working closely with the Head of Middle School Student Life on this initiative, the Middle School Associate will attend Middle School Recess daily. She or he will serve as an Advisor to students in either Class VII or VIII and attend weekly Advisory grade-level meetings to discuss student support and monthly Middle School Advisor meetings for training and brainstorming sessions. She or he will work with the Class V Homeroom teachers, serve as a substitute instructor of English and homeroom when homeroom teachers are absent and consult the Class V Homeroom teachers in the development of their grammar unit. There are opportunities for coaching, for which the Fellow would receive an additional stipend.
A Brearley teacher loves to teach students who love to learn. She or he has the wisdom and skill to spark in them a pioneering spirit as well as the ability to think critically and creatively. We count on our faculty to create and maintain an atmosphere of honesty, generosity and genuine respect for the thoughts, efforts and feelings of others. Many are scholars, artists or athletes.
A Brearley education is rooted in ideas and practices that have been developed over time and through thoughtful, deliberate collaboration. We encourage new faculty to bring new ideas and fresh insights that might enhance a strong, beloved foundation.
The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in English; a genuine passion for and command of subject matter; a sincere interest in young people and an appreciation for the variety of ways in which they grow and learn; excellent communications skills; fairness, consistency and promptness in evaluating student work and in responding to students’ individual progress; the desire to collaborate; acollegial spirit and a sense of humor; and a commitment to helping students think independently and develop confidence in their own abilities.
Interested candidates may apply for this position by sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federal protected classification.
About The Brearley School
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 690 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.