St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School English Teacher. This is an on-going, full-time appointment and there are multiple positions available.
Position Begins: mid-August 2021
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School
The ideal candidate will have strong academic training and expertise in the study of literature and demonstrated artistry in the teaching of writing (creative and analytical modes), as well as experience contributing to a high school program that creates an intentional curricular bridge between 9th and 12th grades in terms of process, content, and skills. As importantly, we seek a candidate who has a track record of leveraging these passions into effective practices that encourage a community of adolescents to think creatively, engage ideas deeply, and lead with intellectual curiosity. Extending beyond literature and writing, the most successful candidates will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the whole-picture needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the goals.
BA degree required. Excellent interpersonal skills, including collaboration and communication with both colleagues and students, are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where openness to growth is the norm.
How to Apply:
Resume review will begin January 11, 2021. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.