Vermont Academy is nestled on four hundred fifty acres at the foothills of the Green Mountains in Saxtons River, Vermont, and has provided a supportive community and close personal attention to its students for 146 years.
Diversity is a core value at Vermont Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.
Vermont Academy seeks an experienced academic leader to chair a humanities department that includes English, history, and world languages. The position will involve actively helping to build an integrated curriculum and completing teacher evaluations. The successful candidate will be an accomplished, innovative teacher with excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability, enthusiasm for working with adolescents, and a visionary approach to integrated learning. Preference will be given to candidates who have either (1) experience with one or more of the following teaching methodologies: design thinking, project-based learning, place-based learning, and multi-cultural education or, (2) love and fascination for pedagogy and a desire to learn the previously mentioned teaching methods. In your application letter, describe your experience with these teaching methods or describe your interest in them.
In addition to chairing the humanities department and teaching, a candidate can expect to be a part of the residential life program, lead or coach an afterschool program, and be an academic advisor. Special consideration will be given to those who can coach Girls’ soccer or basketball. Teaching experience at the secondary level is preferred. Technical facility with Google Workspace, Zoom, and other software commonly used in schools is expected.
Teach three to four sections of humanities courses
Department member evaluations
Live in, or serve as an affiliate to one of the Academy’s dormitories
Monthly weekend duty
Coach or supervise an activity during one season
Serve as an academic advisor
Acquire with the school’s help a Type II school bus license
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Employment decisions are made at Vermont Academy without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
Interested parties should submit a resume with a reference list and a letter of interest to [email protected]
About Vermont Academy
Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.