The Language Department has an opening for a highly-qualified, collaborative and dynamic teacher who has significant knowledge of Chinese language and culture as well as foreign language teaching pedagogy.
The School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred. Native or near-native fluency in Standard Mandarin and fluency in English are expected. Special training in Chinese language teaching, applied linguistics, foreign language pedagogy, or related fields is preferred. Successful applicants will also show demonstrated commitment to and proven experience in dynamic and effective Chinese teaching to non-Chinese learners, including familiarity with the use of Chinese teaching technologies. At least three years of teaching experience is required.
In addition to the primary classroom responsibilities, the successful applicant should expect to collaborate regularly with other Chinese teachers to sustain and further develop our program in Chinese language and culture. He/she is also expected to participate actively in the professional and intellectual life of the Classical and Modern Language Department.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities will include teaching four sections of Chinese (involving two or three distinct course preparations). The applicant will be expected to participate actively in community life through service in Hotchkiss’ residential, advising, and co-curricular programs. Typical responsibilities of a full-time faculty member at Hotchkiss include teaching four classes, coaching two seasons (or the equivalent) of a co-curricular (sports team, Debate team, Yearbook, et al.), 1-2 nights of duty per week and one weekend of duty per month in a residential dorm, and periodic service on faculty committees and/or as an advisor to student clubs.
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes year-round housing (plus utilities), and meals when school is in session. Hotchkiss provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA-CREF. Ample funding exists to support participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, as well as advanced degree work.
Through the online application process, interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and three references. Click here to apply.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
About The Hotchkiss School
Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a competitive, college-preparatory boarding school for 600 students in grades 9-12. Located in Lakeville, Connecticut, the School sits on 827 acres of woods, fields, and farmland in the midst of the scenic Berkshire-Taconic region - a place the Nature Conservancy calls "one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the Northeast."
The Hotchkiss School seeks to inspire a diverse range of students who are committed to the betterment of self and society, and to cultivate in them, at the highest standards of excellence, imagination and intellect, openness and personal integrity, and empathy and responsible citizenship, that they may discover and fulfill their potential as individuals fully engaged in our world. As of the 2018-2019 school year, 33% of students are U.S. students of color, 16% are international, and 95% of students are boarders.