Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of Chinese. 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 ideal candidate should be able to teach language, literature, and culture, and have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching from a full immersion approach that includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture
Ability to use technology as a vehicle for learning gains
Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices
Work collaboratively with the members of the department
Self-directed with a strong work ethic
Committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom
A sense of humor and patience and empathy for adolescents
Excellent communication skills
Innovative teaching practices and a focus on skills-centered learning
Interest and practice of using technology for instruction
Native or near native fluency in Chinese
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department to enhance our curriculum
Bachelor's degree required in Chinese education, literature and/or culture; Master's degree preferred
Minimum of 1-3 years of teaching experience in a 9-12 world language program (or applicable practicum experience)
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community