Position Summary: The Language Department has an opening for a highly-qualified, collaborative and dynamic teacher who has significant knowledge of Chinese language and culture as well as foreign language teaching pedagogy.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required. Native or near-native fluency in Standard Mandarin and fluency in English are expected. Special training in Chinese language teaching, applied linguistics, foreign language pedagogy, or related fields is preferred. Successful applicants will also show demonstrated commitment to and proven experience in dynamic and effective Chinese teaching to non-Chinese learners, including familiarity with the use of Chinese teaching technologies. At least three years of teaching experience is required. In addition to the primary classroom responsibilities, the successful applicant should expect to collaborate regularly with other Chinese teachers to sustain and further develop our program in Chinese language and culture. They are also expected to participate actively in the professional and intellectual life of the Classical and Modern Language Department.
Duties & Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include teaching four sections of Chinese.
Hotchkiss faculty actively participate in all aspects of community life through service in Hotchkiss’ residential, advising, and co-curricular programs. Typical responsibilities of a full-time faculty member at Hotchkiss include teaching four classes, coaching two seasons (or the equivalent) of a co-curricular team or the equivalent, regular duty in our residential program, and periodic participation in faculty committees and/or as an advisor to student clubs. Full-time faculty members are generally expected to obtain a public service endorsement on their CT drivers license within the first year of employment, so that they may drive students in school vehicles.
Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education level. In addition to housing, Hotchkiss provides a comprehensive benefit package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA-CREF. Ample funding exists to support participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, as well as advanced degree work. Faculty are encouraged to enjoy meals in our dining hall while school is in session.
Application Information: Through the online application process, located at Hotchkiss.org/careers, interested candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses interest in teaching at Hotchkiss with particular focus on the ability and interest in working in an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community. Applicants should also submit their résumé/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and contact information for three references. The School is committed to building and supporting a diverse community where all feel safe, seen, and supported. Successful applicants will address their ability to contribute to a warm, inclusive, and exciting learning environment.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all phases of the employment process (including recruitment, hiring, assignment, terms and conditions of employment, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline and termination). In accordance with applicable law, the School does not discriminate against any individual based on age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.
About The Hotchkiss School
ABOUT THE HOTCHKISS SCHOOL:
Located in the scenic Berkshire-Taconic landscape in the quiet northwest corner of Connecticut, The Hotchkiss School is a community in which faculty and staff members build careers and grow as professionals. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop faculty and staff members who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Collectively, we are dedicated to supporting the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of 600 students who come from around the country and the world.
In the 2020-2021 school year, 38 percent of Hotchkiss students are U.S. students of color, 13 percent are international, and 95 percent of students are boarders from 27 countries and 36 states in the U.S. The School is eager to accept applications from individuals who are excited to support an inclusive and warm learning community for students from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences.