The Gunnery is seeking candidates for a full-time English teacher position. Applicants must enjoy working with high school students of all ages, both in and outside the classroom, must understand and embrace the values of a boarding school community, and must bring passion and energy to the classroom. Further, they should have a devoted interest in the study of literature -- in its various forms, modes, and genres -- and be experienced in teaching close reading, composition, and analytical thinking skills. This position also serves as a coach or program support member, a dorm parent and an adviser to a group of students.
The general responsibilities of a full-time English teacher at The Gunnery include:
Teaches up to four courses in the English department.
Prepares course materials such as syllabi, quizzes, tests, writing assignments, rubrics, etc.
Uses The Gunnery’s learning management system (Blackbaud/WhippleHill) to post relevant course materials, including syllabi, and to maintain class gradebooks, attendance and discipline.
Provides guidance to students, including extra help and review sessions, that promotes their educational development and personal growth.
Assesses the progress of students on a regular basis and provides written reports as required.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Uses different pedagogical approaches that address a variety of learning styles.
Strives to implement, by instruction and action, the school’s philosophy of education and English department goals and objectives.
Works collaboratively with other teachers in, and outside, the English department.
Cooperates with and participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation The Gunnery’s English program.
Writes with clarity, effectiveness, and compassion.
As members of a boarding school community, Gunnery faculty members are actively involved in all aspects of campus life, as teachers, coaches, dorm parents, mentors and extra-curricular advisors. What this means for students is important – faculty members are accessible, we take learning seriously and support student explorations of many paths. It takes a community of individuals dedicated to becoming their best selves to chart the way. In 1870, founder Frederick Gunn wrote, “There is an unconscious influence, a mysterious, silent emanation going out from the personality of every teacher which is one of the strong forces of nature. Silent as the force of gravity, more powerful than the will of man, this influence works like the unnoticed electricity of the atmosphere, and makes it certain that every teacher will actually teach that which he is.” Joining our faculty means joining a rich history and an embedded philosophy that we all serve as positive influences on the lives of our students.
Opening for August 2018. Offer of employment will be contingent upon a successful background check.
The Gunnery offers an attractive compensation package that includes a salary commensurate with experience, school-provided housing, medical and dental insurance, and retirement plan contributions.
Interested candidates must provide:
Interested candidates should submit application materials, in confidence, via mail or via PDF in email to:
- Cover letter
- Letters of references (two)
99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT 06793
Attention: Jennifer Badger, Dean of Faculty