The English teaching position is a full-time position (mid-August 2019 to June 2020) that integrates English with U.S. History. The residential nature of The Oxbow School requires that faculty live on campus and participate as full members of the Oxbow community while school is in session. This includes eating meals in the dining hall, acting as an important liaison between students and parents, and participating in elective opportunities. The English Teacher will engage and model Oxbow’s learner expectations: creative and critical inquiry, effective communication, self-empowered learning, a collaborative mindset, and responsible citizenship.
Participate in ongoing curriculum collaboration with academic colleagues and art faculty. The faculty work as a team to develop a curriculum based on the school’s unique mission. The Oxbow curriculum seeks to integrate artistic and academic disciplines through a system of co-teaching opportunities and thematic crossover between disciplines.
Evening studio/dorm duty 1-2x/week; weekend duty roughly once per month.
Lead a student Advising group
Provide social-emotional support for students
Plan and participate in field trips
Lead an elective activity 2-4 sessions per week
Engage in ongoing professional development
Support student trajectory post-Oxbow
Serve on various faculty/staff committees. In addition to teaching, the Oxbow faculty may be tasked to manage administrative tasks necessary for the smooth and efficient functioning of the program.
The Oxbow School is a one-semester visual arts program for high school juniors and seniors from public and independent schools nationwide. The School offers forty-eight students a unique educational experience focused on the in-depth study and practice of the visual arts. The sixteen-week program encourages motivated students to pursue a serious interest in art while meeting and furthering their high school diploma requirements. The goal is not to produce career artists, but to empower students to see with clarity and engage in mindful critical inquiry to become active participants in the world. Through work in the studio/classroom, trips to museums and galleries, and projects with Visiting Artists, Oxbow provides students with direct exposure to the richness and diversity of contemporary art and culture. The Oxbow School is founded on the belief that engagement with the arts fosters and supports flexible thinking skills, and that creative thinking is particularly valuable for students in today's increasingly complex global community. Located at the oxbow of the Napa River in Napa, California, the pedagogical approach at Oxbow includes team-teaching and interdisciplinary connections