The English Department has an opening for a highly qualified and dynamic teacher with a strong background in literature and writing. The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching and the study of English and looks forward to nurturing students’ critical thinking capacities. The candidate is comfortable teaching the writing process in a variety of genres and forms including, but not limited to, the literary analysis essay. The candidate should also be familiar with the teaching of English grammar. Additionally, the ideal candidate has experience with a diverse range of literature and welcomes the opportunity to foster an inclusive learning environment that rewards intellectual risk-taking.
Teach four (4) sections of English.
Provide instruction in literature, writing, and grammar consistent with the mission, values, and standards established by Kent School;
Establish effective communications and relationships with students, advisors and parents;
Exhibit a growth mindset about teaching practices and work toward professional goals and development;
Help to maintain school policies, regulations, and expectations;
Develop and maintain professional, collaborative, and collegial relationships with faculty and staff, as well as with community partners to the benefit of students and classes;
Participate actively in all aspects of community life through service in Kent School’s residential, advising, and co-curricular programs.
Coach 2-3 seasons of a co-curricular team or equivalent (as determined by the Director of Athletics) (2 seasons of interscholastic and one season of either timing or intramural)
Perform regular duty in our residential program
Participate in Faculty committees
Serve as Advisor to 5-7 students
Secure a Public Passenger Activity Vehicle driver’s license to drive a school vehicle for school
A Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field is required. Preference given to teachers with teaching experience, ideally at the secondary level.
The ideal candidate will be:
a student-centered educator, skilled in discussion facilitation
an effective oral and written communicator
eager to work collaboratively with colleagues
committed to improving their practice through peer observation
dedicated to making positive contributions to the student experience both inside and outside the classroom, including in dorms, on teams and clubs, and through advising.
Successful completion of post-offer, pre-employment criminal background checks and drug test.
Maintain punctual and regular attendance.
Work is performed on a smoke free campus.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exclusive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
Kent School is committed to making equal employment opportunities available to all qualified persons. In accordance with federal, state and local laws, we recruit, hire, promote and evaluate all personnel without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, ancestry, citizen status, veteran status, physical or mental handicaps, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by law. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Kent School
Kent School is a coeducational boarding school located in northwestern Connecticut, serving 570 students, grades 9-12.