The instructor will work with the department chair, and the Language faculty to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum. The candidate will be encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices. This person will demonstrate a commitment to bringing out the absolute best in each student, open collaboration with colleagues, and meaningful professional development. As a boarding school, all teachers also contribute to the overall life of the school. These responsibilities will include helping with dorm life and some combination of work with student sports and/or clubs as part of this person’s service to the school.
Position Purpose / Expected Results:
Emma Willard School seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to work as a full-time French Instructor for the 2021-2022 school year. The position would require teaching French I-V. They will teach across multiple levels and will collaborate regularly with other teachers of all levels. They will be responsible for co-curricular activities (e.g. coaching, after school physical education, advising a student activity group, etc) that fill the needs of the school and, ideally, intersect with the interest or expertise of the instructor. The instructor will participate in the active review and creation of scope and sequence for the French language courses. The Language faculty use a variety of tools and techniques to create confident language users and learners. Instructors encourage educated risk-taking using the target language, and facilitate exploration and enjoyment of the cultural components related to language learning. Dedication to the holistic wellness of students is essential, as is ability and comfort in frequent communication with students’ advisors and parents. Emma Willard School faculty regularly participate in community-wide professional development and each faculty member works with their department chair to develop a plan for their personal professional growth.
We seek someone who is committed to and willing to navigate today’s changing and diverse landscape. This individual will help the school promote and nurture diversity, equity, and inclusion.The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service to apply.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Create daily lesson plans
Create and administer appropriate assessments as consistent with departmental philosophy and practice
Grade assessments and offer substantive feedback within a timely manner
Keep accurate records of assignments, attendance, and grades on a learning management system online
Compose student comments quarterly or as assigned
Provide individual support to students as needed
Communicate with students’ advisors, parents, and/or houseparents as appropriate
Participate in school-wide functions and events
Attend and contribute to departmental, faculty, and faculty and staff meetings
Participate in weekend duty four times per year
Lead co-curricular activities
Be a positive force in the lives of students
Bachelor’s degree in French or related field
Be a strong advocate for the Emma Willard School mission
Demonstrate excellence in course design, planning, and implementation
Have a strong desire to contribute to a collaborative course-level team
Have a good working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Word, comfort with online learning-management systems, and enthusiasm for experimenting with learning technologies
Be skilled at fostering students’ independent French speaking, reading and writing skills through an engaging and active class environment
Patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
Demonstrate superior judgment
Preferred Qualifications / Competencies:
Advanced degree in French or in education preferred
Ability to teach multiple languages
Knowledge and experience of how to teach language online
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.