Georgetown Prep’s Modern Languages Department is seeking a full-time Chinese (Mandarin) teacher beginning in the 2021-22 Academic Year. This teacher will be responsible for crafting and implementing this new program and incorporating it seamlessly into the school’s language curricula. The teacher hired will be expected to work closely with the Academic Dean and the Chair of the Modern Languages department to build a course progression of appropriate scope and rigor for the academic environment at Georgetown Prep, and will be expected to help build this new program from the ground up.
Successful candidates may also be eligible to apply for a role working with the boarding community in the dormitories. Faculty who also work as dorm parents are provided with accommodation and additional benefits.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a field related to Chinese Language, Culture, or History, or in Education, and will have teaching experience at the high school or college level. In addition, the ideal candidate will have previous experience creating curricula and ensuring vertical alignment, with particular emphasis on experience creating a program in another environment.
Applicants must be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and willing to teach as a member of a team, in conjunction with the other members of the faculty both in and outside of the department. The ideal applicant also has experience with and/or appreciation for the Jesuit model of education, and the desire to train and care for the whole student in accordance with the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis. Georgetown Prep requires a commitment to the mission and values of the school, as well as the willingness to contribute to the co-curricular program.
About Georgetown Preparatory School
Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school. Prep’s commitment to the 450 year-old Ignatian paradigm of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum emphasizes reflection, discernment, scholarly and programmatic excellence and personal responsibility. The curriculum exposes students to a breadth of knowledge and calls for critical evaluation and self-examination. Students are taught in small classes where they participate in active discussion with teachers and an atmosphere of genuine concern for the personal growth of the individual is fostered.