The Language Department has an opening for a highly-qualified, collaborative and dynamic teacher who has significant knowledge of the Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures,combined with an understanding of effective foreign language pedagogies. The School is eager to consider applications from those who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
The candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English, and will have the ability to teach courses through all levels of the curriculum. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or an equivalent is required, and a master’s degree in Spanish or a related discipline is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have lived or studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for a minimum of one year and to those who are comfortable using technology in the classroom. At least three years of teaching experience, ideally at the secondary level, is preferred. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to making positive contributions to the student experience both inside and outside the classroom, including in dorms, on teams & clubs, and through advising.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities will include teaching four sections of Spanish (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. Faculty members who serve a residential role receive year-round housing (plus utilities), and meals when school is in session. Full-time faculty members are generally expected to obtain a public service endorsement on their CT drivers license within the first year of employment, so that they may drive students in school vehicles.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education level. 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, interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and three references. Visit hotchkiss.org/careers.
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.
Department: Classical and Modern Languages
Reports to: Head of the Language Department
Schedule: Full-time, academic year (9 months)
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 2019-20 school year, 36% of students are U.S. students of color, 16% are international, and 95% of students are boarders.