Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Chinese Teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate should be able to teach language, literature, and culture, and have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin. This part-time faculty position will include teaching two sections of Chinese.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching from a full immersion approach that includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture
Ability to use technology as a vehicle for learning gains
Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices
Work collaboratively with the members of the department
Self-directed with a strong work ethic
Committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom
A sense of humor and patience and empathy for adolescents
Excellent communication skills
Teaching two sections of Chinese, which may include introductory and advanced classes
Advising two-four students
Innovative teaching practices and a focus on skills-centered learning
Interest and practice of using technology for instruction
Native or near native fluency in Chinese
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department to enhance our curriculum
Bachelor's degree required in Chinese education, literature and/or culture; Master's degree preferred
Minimum of 1-3 years of teaching experience in a 9-12 world language program (or applicable practicum experience)
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Strong writing skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for roughly 380 students on a 251-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick.
Small classes allow students to work closely with teachers, fostering a relationship that is at the core of the warm, close-knit community. With a challenging academic curriculum that includes 17 advanced placement courses, Brooks also offers opportu...nities to study abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. A unique summer science program places fifth-formers in labs at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, as well as in the wilds of Tanzania and on the coast of Canada in Labrador. On the stage and in the gallery, visual and performing arts are an integral part of school life, while on the athletic fields, numerous teams have won New England or league championships in recent years.
The average faculty tenure of approximately 10 years reflects an atmosphere and culture that recognizes the importance of exceptional teachers. Brooks is a great place to work.