Berkshire School seeks to hire a Language Department Chair/French Teacher to lead an innovative, dynamic department. A collaborative and dedicated educator, the Language Department Chair will be a master teacher, support faculty within the department in their teaching and professional development goals, and collaborate with other department chairs to develop rich learning opportunities that support the School's strategic priorities.
The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of French, capable of teaching all levels, including Advanced Placement courses. S/he is expected to have relevant teaching experience, with the affection for adolescents, capacity for teamwork, and disposition that life in a residential boarding school demands. In addition to teaching, applicants should expect to be involved in all aspects of the School's programs, including living in a dormitory and participating in the school's athletic and/or co-curricular programs as a coach or program director. A bachelor's degree in French language or a closely related field is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred.
Berkshire School is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school offering a rigorous academic course of study. Pioneering programs - such as Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, Sustainability and Resource Management, and Pro Vita Winter Session - coexist with advanced sections and AP offerings in all disciplines. Berkshire provides a range of artistic and athletic... offerings supported by a state-of-the-art academic building and brand new facilities in athletics and the arts. In this extraordinary setting, students are encouraged to learn, in the words of the school motto, "not just for school, but for life."