The Blake School seeks to hire a dynamic Latin teacher for grades 9-12, capable of teaching all levels of Upper School Latin, for the 2020-21 school year.
The ideal candidate is an accomplished teacher of Latin with student-centered pedagogy and successful classroom experience. We are looking for a candidate who is familiar with current teaching and learning research – including Standards for Classical Language Learning and Comprehensible Input — involved in ongoing professional development and experienced with effective use of established and emergent technologies, preferably in a 1:1 environment. Because this position requires collaborative work with faculty in and out of the Modern and Classical Languages Department, excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Successful candidates will be positive, enthusiastic and proactive educators with a passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in developing a high level of proficiency in Latin.
Additional duties will include advising students, holding conferences with students and parents, active engagement in the work of the department and participation in department, division and all-school initiatives. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences. Blake offers highly competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as significant support for local and national professional development opportunities.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications December 2. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.
About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.