English Teacher – Upper School 2013-14
Part Time (.75 FTE)
Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for an Upper School English Teacher , for the 2013-14 school year (beginning in mid to late August 2013).
The English Teacher position, reporting to the Upper School English Department Head, will join a highly collaborative department that consists of nine faculty members and offers a full range of courses in English, American, and world literatures. The Lakeside English Department uses grade-level curricula in the first three high school years. 9 th and 10 th grade courses cover a broad selection of world literature, and the 11 th grade is dedicated to American Literature. In 11 th grade, students choose either American Studies, which combines with a History course, or American Cultural Studies, which features a common core of texts in the fall, and themes and texts selected by individual instructors in the spring. The English Department’s numerous, wide-ranging, and multi-culturally oriented 12 th -grade electives emphasize many different literary traditions and genres; they also include experiential, creative, and innovative courses, including some that are team-taught and interdisciplinary. Specific responsibilities for this position include:
Requirements and Qualifications
- Teaching 2 sections of classes in the fall and 4 sections in the spring in some combination of different grade levels. All courses emphasize the study of fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as the craft of writing in different modes. Classes study, discuss, and write about literary genres as expressions of various cultural and historical contexts. Class sizes are capped at 18 students, and most classes approach or reach that limit (team-taught classes are capped at 22);
- Providing academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra help, etc.), as needed;
- Active collaboration and participation in the work of the English Department on innovative curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment;
- Attending department and faculty meetings as scheduled;
- Sharing an advisor group of between 8 and 10 Upper School students;
- Active participation in the life of the school community.
The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor’s in English and a master’s degree in English, education, or a related field (e.g. comparative literature). Candidates having academic preparation in or experience teaching texts from a variety of countries around the world are also preferred. Experience in teaching high-school-aged students is desired, though those whose teaching has focused on early college years are also encouraged to apply. Familiarity with computers and internet resources, as well as an interest in technology integration in the English curriculum, are essential (PC/Windows platform). Candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check .
Compensation and Benefits
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty candidates who will add to the racial, cultural. economic and gender diversity of our school community. We provide a competitive compensation package which includes, but is not limited to, a monthly salary, excellent health and welfare benefits, access to funds for professional development, housing down payment assistance program, and school-provided lunches. Additionally, Lakeside offers Faculty and Staff opportunities to participate in non-classroom teaching programs such as Global Service Learning, Summer School, coaching, etc., for extra compensation.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 793 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the online application located on Lakeside’s website ( www.lakesideschool.org ). From the home page choose About Us / Employment / View and Apply For Available Jobs. Applications accepted until filled.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.