Job Duration: One Year (renewable)

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience: 0 years

Website: www.southamptonacademy.org

The English Teacher is a member of the middle and upper school English-language arts department, serving a rural, co-educational school of 350 students in grades three-year-old kindergarten through twelfth grade. He or she teaches a full course load, with primary responsibilities in American Literature (11th), Composition (9th), and/or Creative Writing (elective). The position may be part-time or full-time dependent upon the needs and expertise of the professional candidate.

Southampton Academy’s English-language arts department empowers students to approach reading and writing with curiosity and confidence. The mission, values, and vision of the institution support a growth mindset with mistakes as valuable opportunities for learning, through practice of the writers’ workshop and Socratic and Harkness methodologies.

Understandings/Competencies

  • Balance of academic expectations and structure with social-emotional well-being of students.
  • Differentiated instruction with creative and innovative ways to impart knowledge.
  • 21st century skills: communication, collaboration, creativity, critical-thinking, problem-solving
  • Summative and formative assessment to observe and monitor student progress.
  • Commitment to life-long learning and willingness to participate in professional development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication with students, parents, and colleagues.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Part-time (grade 11) – 4 preps; 2 sections
    • American Literature (college-prep) – 8 students
    • American Literature (honors) – 14 students
  • Full-time (grades 9-12) – 4 preps; 5 sections; 2 plannings
    • American Literature (college-prep) – 8 students
    • American Literature (honors) – 14 students
    • Composition – 12 students
    • Composition – 14 students
    • Creative Writing – 10 students

Experience/professional qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, education or other related experience.
  • Advanced degrees preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience of similar age students.
  • A love of literature and writing and a passion for teaching students to develop their own appreciation.
  • Knowledge of authentic, age-appropriate technology integration.
  • Familiarity with independent school culture.
  • An interest in leading co-curricular activities or coaching sports.


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