The Gunnery is seeking candidates for a full-time mathematics teacher position. Applicants must enjoy working with high school students of all ages, both in and outside the classroom, must understand and embrace the values of a boarding school community, and must bring passion and energy to the classroom. Further, they should have a devoted interest in the study of mathematics -- in its various forms, modes, and genres - and be experienced in teaching-related skills. This position also serves as a coach or program support member, a dorm parent and an adviser to a group of students.
The general responsibilities of a full-time mathematics teacher at The Gunnery include:
Teach up to four courses that may pertain to the mathematical concepts of Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Statistics.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, quizzes, tests and handouts.
Provides guidance to students, including extra help and review sessions, that promotes their educational development and personal growth.
Assess the progress of students on a regular basis and provide written reports as required.
Use technological tools, especially the TI-84 calculator, to enhance classroom learning.
Learn about new technological advances in the mathematics field and implement new technology in the classroom when relevant.
Use various pedagogical approaches in the classroom.
Communicate effectively with both students and adults.
Work collaboratively with other adults in the Mathematics Department.
Cooperate with and participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the mathematics program at The Gunnery.
As members of a boarding school community, Gunnery faculty members are actively involved in all aspects of campus life, as teachers, coaches, dorm parents, mentors and extra-curricular advisors. What this means for students is important – faculty members are accessible, we take learning seriously and support student explorations of many paths. It takes a community of individuals dedicated to becoming their best selves to chart the way. In 1870, founder Frederick Gunn wrote, “There is an unconscious influence, a mysterious, silent emanation going out from the personality of every teacher which is one of the strong forces of nature. Silent as the force of gravity, more powerful than the will of man, this influence works like the unnoticed electricity of the atmosphere, and makes it certain that every teacher will actually teach that which he is.” Joining our faculty means joining a rich history and an embedded philosophy that we all serve as positive influences on the lives of our students.
Opening for August 2020. Offer of employment will be contingent upon a successful background check.
Interested candidates must provide a resume, cover letter, transcript(s) and at least two letters of recommendation. (No phone calls please.)
Dean of Faculty
Attention: Jennifer Badger
Dean of Faculty
99 Green Hill Road,
Washington, CT 06793
Additional Salary Information: The Gunnery offers an attractive compensation package that includes a salary commensurate with experience, school-provided housing, medical and dental insurance, and retirement plan contributions.