The Pennington School seeks an Upper School Teacher of Mandarin and English as a Second Language to teach Mandarin and ESL classes in the Upper School and to collaborate with colleagues to strengthen English language instruction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach a range of students in Upper School Mandarin courses following a curriculum guide;
Support first- and second-year Pennington ESL students to manage course expectations, especially in language-rich courses;
Embrace student-centered teaching practices and backward design in curriculum planning;
Favor a linguistic communicative approach where permanent interactions promote higher proficiency levels of students;
Create learning environments where students are challenged;
Foster the Pennington School community;
Demonstrate warmth, collegiality, humor, and industry in interactions with students and colleagues;
Lead at least two extracurricular and/or athletic endeavors in addition to classroom duties;
Contribute to School life outside of the classroom on a lively boarding school campus
This position is full-time, ten (10) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Pennington School employees.
Our diverse community of faculty and staff is dedicated to developing individual excellence in all of our students. As a faculty member, you will develop deep connections with students and share experiences with passionate colleagues.
The Pennington School has both day and residential faculty and students, and a number of faculty members live on campus and help supervise, and plan and lead activities. The position may be available as a residential faculty member based on the needs of the School
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.
A degree in education, either in language instruction or ESL instruction, with at least three years of teaching experience preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills; near-native fluency in Mandarin and English
Knowledge of Chinese-speaking cultures, preferably from experience living abroad
Ability to work with a variety of learning styles
Experience/willingness to lead at least two extracurricular and/or athletic endeavors
About The Pennington School
Founded in 1838, The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school of 525 students in grades 6 through 12 (100 in Middle School), representing over 43 countries on a 55-acre campus in Pennington, NJ. Boarding students make up 23% of total enrollments and the School has an impressive 6:1 student to teacher ratio. Pennington has just over 5,000 alumni of record.