The Blake School seeks to hire a part-time (0.5 FTE) Upper School Chinese teacher with native or near-native Chinese language proficiency, capable of teaching all levels of Upper School Chinese (including heritage speakers and an AP-level course) for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a benefits-eligible position and is one year only, with the possibility of continued employment. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in second language acquisition, successful high school classroom experience in a 100 percent target-language environment and a student-centered pedagogy. Candidates should be passionate about sharing their love of languages with students. 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.
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.