Oakcrest School is growing. The following position is open for the 2021-22 school year.
Oakcrest School, an independent liberal arts school for girls in grades 6-12 in Vienna, VA, seeks an experienced, dynamic, full-time Philosophy teacher to start working in August 2021. The mission of the Philosophy Department is to provide Oakcrest students with basic philosophical principles of Aristotelian thought in their quest for truth. These principles provide a rational understanding of human nature, of moral action, and of the world. The Philosophy Department is committed to educating students in the spirit of friendship and love. Our students are also strengthened in their commitment to the lifelong practice of virtue.
Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:
Possess a background or experience in the liberal arts;
Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree or post-graduate certification preferred;
Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience;
Contribute to school life in meaningful ways outside the classroom (coaching, leading extracurriculars, supervisions, etc.);
Have the ability to teach in an interdisciplinary manner.
Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, resume, and a list of at least three current references to: email@example.com with “Philosophy Position” in the subject line of the email.
About Oakcrest School
Oakcrest School in partnership with parents challenges girls in grades 6-12 to develop their intellect, character, faith and leadership potential to succeed in college and throughout their lives.
Oakcrest, an independent school, educates the whole person. Guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, character development, one-on-one advising and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident young women—young women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.
PORTRAIT OF AN OAKCREST GRADUATE
Oakcrest recognizes the vocation of women as trustees of humanity* and provides a culture of freedom and responsibility in which young women thrive. The joy that comes from knowing she is a child of God impels our graduate to positively impact family and society through:
An understanding of faith and a commitment to personal friendship with God
Academic excellence that drives her to pursue lifelong learning
The ability to recognize and articulate truth, and the courage to stand by it
Self-knowledge that informs her growth in virtue
A... love for beauty in the world, and a sense of responsibility to sustain and create it
Leadership and a spirit of collaboration that inspire her to serve
* Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, n. 30