McCallie seeks an Upper School English teacher with broad liberal arts training. The teacher should be student-focused, a good writer, and an experienced classroom teacher. The teacher will join a strong English department that engages boys and trains them to think clearly, to write persuasively, and to read critically. By interacting with a variety of fiction and non-fiction works and by using a variety of teaching methods, the English Department introduces boys to other cultures, helps them to develop empathy and compassion for others, and challenges them to live moral and ethical lives by better understanding and communicating their own stories and their own critically reasoned and well-informed voices.

The teacher will teach four to five sections and will also be involved in the school’s extensive afternoon activity program, coaching a sport at a junior varsity or varsity level or involved in one of the many extracurricular activities that McCallie offers.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:

  • passion for and experience teaching both reading and writing at a high level and through a variety of teaching strategies;
  • an ability to write well;
  • willingness to work cooperatively within a strong department, within course teams, and along vertical course sequences;
  • a depth of intellectual inquiry, research, or study in a particular area of relevance to the English curriculum;
  • a breadth of liberal arts training (e.g. in history, sociology, philosophy, religion, etc.) and capable of making cross-disciplinary connections;
  • a deep understanding of, support for, and desire to live out McCallie’s mission for the good of McCallie boys – including both the school’s commitment to character development and the ideals of honor, truth, and duty and the school’s Christian foundation and Judeo-Christian heritage.

McCallie is an equal opportunity employer and does not engage in any unlawful discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, creating, and fostering a diverse community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We further encourage all candidates to visit McCallie’s employment webpage to learn about the school, its mission and institutional commitments, including its desire to build an increasingly diverse and flourishing community.


Applicants must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field or fields relevant to teaching English;
  • prior teaching experience.

Additional qualifications or characteristics desired, but not required, include:

  • cross-cultural experiences or competencies (e.g. familiarity with literature beyond the western canon); and
  • experience relevant to teaching, coaching another sport, or serving in another program area.

This is a ten month, full-time position. It is considered exempt and eligible for full benefits.

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