Distinguished by its rigorous academics, outstanding faculty, and highly motivated students, Sewickley Academy is Pittsburgh’s longest-standing coeducational independent PreK-12 day school. Our mission is to inspire and educate students to engage their hearts, minds, and hands to cultivate their full individual and collective potential in the service of a greater good. At the Academy, every child is challenged to explore and excel to their highest ability and encouraged to arrive each day with their authentic selves.
With the recent completion of state-of-the-art computer science and robotics classrooms and new athletic facilities, the Academy is poised for the continued expansion of our STEM and athletic programs. We believe strongly in the importance and value of a well-rounded education in academics, the arts, athletics, and community service. Our faculty and staff from all departments and divisions work together to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning.
This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs. Are you searching for a workplace where a diverse mix of talented people come together to serve our students? If so, apply for this today!
An enthusiastic and talented educator, the Senior School English Teacher is responsible for teaching and inspiring students in grades 9 - 12 to develop a deep appreciation for the power of ideas and language. At every level, this educator invites students into the joys and responsibilities of reading, writing, speaking, and thinking as they develop strong and powerful communication skills. This skilled teacher fosters positive relationships among parents, students, and fellow teachers and dedicates themselves to our core principles of character, educational vigor, diversity, and community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and facilitate meaningful, rigorous, level-appropriate instruction to students
Cultivate the skills of effective communication in writing, listening, and multi-modal forms
Collaborate with English Department members to enhance and create a variety of core and elective courses that challenge and inspire students to think independently, creatively, and critically
Teach a variety of English courses at the High School level, including English Language and Literature, World Literature, American Literature, creative and technical writing, research-based writing, advanced grammar, and figurative language
Mentor and support students as they strive to become stronger readers, writers, and critical thinkers who are well prepared to take on the challenges of college-level courses
Serve as an advisor to a group of eight to ten students, supporting and encouraging their personal and academic growth
Embrace the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and continually evaluate curriculum and pedagogy to reflect this commitment
Demonstrate a desire for constant professional and personal growth by regularly participating in and seeking out professional learning opportunities
Promote school life by sponsoring student clubs and activities and serving on academic committees
Bachelor’s degree in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Comparative Literature, or related field is required: Master’s degree is preferred
Minimum of three years of secondary school English teaching experience
Strong background in and knowledge of both traditional authors of English and World Literature as well as contemporary authors and texts
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills
Proven success working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and school leaders
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
All interested applicants applying for this position should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.
Sewickley Academy is committed to having an inclusive community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Academy does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.
ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY
As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school (Pre-K through Grade 12), Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its student-centered approach to learning and teaching, in which every child is challenged to explore and excel to his or her highest ability.
Sewickley Academy faculty and staff help to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning. We value and encourage different voices and opinions.