Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of English. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2020. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy.
The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. At Brooks, we recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We strive to be a place where a diverse group of faculty and staff want to learn, grow, and do their best work in an effort to support all aspects of a Brooks student’s life, both in and out of the classroom. Our school thrives because of their hard work, initiative, dedication and compassion.
A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential, and community responsibilities.
The successful candidate will:
Be proficient in the teaching of writing, both in a classroom setting and in one on one settings with students.
Be skilled in teaching contemporary forms of communication such as different genres and mediums of writing, video creation, podcasts and audio recording, oral and visual presentation.
Help students manage the reception and creation of multiple streams of information both digital and non digital, including the proper use of these resources.
Teach textual analysis and close reading, with "text" being defined in a contemporary sense: any and all forms of writing, video and film, audio, or presentation, to name a few.
Teach critical thinking skills and original idea generation.
Be committed to the idea of diversity in the classroom, such as the creation of a diverse and varied reading list, and the acknowledgment and acceptance of our students' diversity of culture, gender, sexuality, as well as their educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds.
Be able to incorporate the concept of creativity into the teaching of essential skills.
Staff the Brooks Writing Center a designated number of times per week to work one on one with students seeking help on written assignments.