The Episcopal Academy seeks a dynamic Upper School Chinese language teacher dedicated to creating classroom environments defined by their passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor. Responsibilities will include teaching four sections of upper school Chinese classes, participating actively in school life, serving as an advisor to a small group of students, and working collaboratively with a team of language educators.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
Successful candidates for this position will:
Be an inspiring classroom teacher for Upper School students.
Seek opportunities to share Chinese language and culture with the broader school community, and to participate in school life beyond the classroom.
Use open communication to maintain ongoing dialogue with students, colleagues, and families.
Employ engaging classroom pedagogies in both longer and shorter class meetings.
Have experience developing a logical, thoughtfully-sequenced curriculum
Have a pedagogical commitment to speaking in target language, and to teaching both written characters and pinyin
Possess a collaborative mindset that seeks out opportunities to work as a part of a high-functioning team.
Training and Experience
Bachelor's Degree required
Master of Arts in Chinese Language or equivalent degree viewed favorably
Three years' experience teaching Chinese language and culture to English-speaking students.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF in one email with the subject line "Upper School Chinese" to email@example.com. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
Cover letter articulating interest in this position;
List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each.
Start date: August 2020
About The Episcopal Academy
The Episcopal Academy, located in Newtown Square, PA, offers college preparatory education for more than 1,200 boys and girls from PK-12th Grade in three units: Lower, Middle and Upper schools.
Episcopal Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.