Upper School English Teacher
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
Start Date: Fall 2022
Department: Upper School English Department
BB&N is seeking a full-time Upper School English teacher. Responsibilities include teaching four English classes: likely two sections of English 9, one of AP English 11, and one of English 12. All courses aim to develop students’ critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. The junior- and senior-year courses explore a theme or genre and provide instruction in more advanced literary analysis, discussion, and various styles of writing. Experience coaching Speech and Debate or advising a school newspaper may be helpful but is not necessary. Additional responsibilities will vary according to current program needs and new initiatives.
BB&N seeks a candidate whose passion for literature from different genres, time periods, and perspectives contributes to a dynamic and engaging classroom experience for students; who is dedicated to encouraging adolescents to grow as writers and thinkers by reading closely and reflecting deeply; and who thrives as part of a collaborative team. While a master’s degree in English and at least four years of experience teaching both literature and writing at the high school level is preferred, we understand that not every great teacher’s path to teaching is a straight line. We look forward to hiring a creative and multi-dimensional teacher whose personal and professional characteristics will bring energy and new perspectives to our community.
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.
BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.
The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.
Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List. Please include your connection to BB&N’s mission and values in your cover letter.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.