The Miami Valley School is seeking an English teacher committed to developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate effectively. This new faculty member will be joining a department that strives to represent the diversity of the MVS community through its text selections, offers assessments that provide a range of opportunities for self-expression, and integrates coursework with other academic departments and the world at large. The faculty member will teach three sections of World Literature as well as a yearlong middle school English course OR two, single-semester upper school English electives, contingent upon enrollment. In each of these roles, the new faculty member should be dedicated to developing curriculum that is literature-rich, writing-intensive, and culturally-inclusive. The literature curriculum should seek a balance between canonical and contemporary works of fiction and non-fiction. Writing instruction should place emphasis on argumentative, analytical, and research-based writing.
This new faculty member will establish a supportive and engaging environment for upper and middle school students (grades 6-12), demonstrate the ability to create developmentally appropriate and inclusive curricula, work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, possess excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. Ideal candidates will possess prior experience teaching English in middle and/or upper school settings, advising clubs, coaching athletics, and/or leading student travel learning programs. Candidates without prior experience will also be considered.
Demonstrate a commitment to culturally inclusive curricula and inclusive classroom practices.
Build collaborative partnership with students and parents
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through engagement in ongoing professional development
Teach three sections of World Literature and one section of middle school English OR two upper school electives, depending on enrollment
Lead/Co-lead an Immersion program in January
Develop and propose new courses each year, including new Immersion programs
Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 upper school students
Lead and/or advise extracurricular activities, which include student clubs and athletics
Undergraduate or advanced degree(s) in English, English education, or other humanities degree
The desire to work with pre-teen and teenage students in an experiential and “hands-on” setting
The Miami Valley School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. MVS is looking for unique educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning. Come be a part of designing a school of the future.