Latin Instructor

Faculty / Full-Time

Tabor Academy, Marion, MA

About Tabor Academy

Tabor Academy has a rich history that dates back to 1876 when the school was founded by Elizabeth Taber. Mrs. Taber had a lofty vision for the institution, including building character of young people from across the country. Today, we honor that legacy and embrace an international and diverse student body. Our work is guided by our principles of life-long learning, personal responsibility, and care for others. Here, students are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves as they prepare to step into the world as global leaders.

For nearly 150 years, Tabor Academy has served the Marion, Massachusetts community as a premier coeducation, college preparatory boarding and day school. As the School by the Sea, Tabor offers an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to live and learn for students grades 9-12. The school provides a wide breadth of academic offerings for students to explore their interests, understand their strengths, and develop their critical thinking and communication skills. Tabor graduates are leaders, adaptable, and exceptionally skilled at navigating the 21st century.

Summary:  

Tabor Academy seeks a compelling and passionate educator to teach Latin classes across the full span of levels in the Modern and Classical Language Department for a one-year appointment during the 2022-2023 school year. Latin courses at Tabor run from introductory (Latin 1) through advanced (Advanced Topics Seminar). We use the Latin for the New Millennium series for levels 1 through 3, and readings in Caesar, Vergil, and various other authors at the advanced levels. Students read, write, translate, and speak Latin as much as possible, and we teach grammar explicitly with the aim of supporting reading and translating. Experience with active (spoken) Latin is a plus.  As a residential school, Tabor considers the work of faculty broadly, and we engage with students both during and beyond the academic day. Faculty members at Tabor can expect to be responsible for weekly evening and monthly weekend supervisory duties and to be responsible for contributing to the life of the school for two seasons in the co-curricular and/or athletic program. This position includes housing.

The successful candidate will:   

  • embrace an initiative-driven faculty culture focused on advancing Tabor Academy’s mission
  • pursue an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and adolescent development
  • model flexibility in both implementing best learning practices and pursuing success for each student
  • possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and perspectives
  • demonstrate fluency with academic technology that advances learning for students and a willingness to integrate technology into classroom experiences
  • enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across subject areas, and throughout multiple aspects of school life
  • invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside of the classroom
  • convey patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and optimism in their work with adolescents and faculty
  • possess excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, listening, speaking), and organizational skills, and exhibit the ability to interact and work effectively with students, parents, faculty and other employees.
  • commit to self-reflection, work independently, and pursue professional growth and networking opportunities that will allow for full engagement in discovering and implementing best practices in this rol

Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Preferred: Experience in secondary or post-secondary instruction and/or residential oversight.

To Apply:

Electronic materials only, please.  If interested, please send employment application, cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy to employment@taboracademy.org with “Latin” in the Subject line.

Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from people traditionally underrepresented in independent boarding school communities.

 

Tabor Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community – and hiring and retention processes, more specifically – informed by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice – Equity and Justice. Additionally, across all areas of school life, we prioritize practices based on Mind Brain Education (MBE) research; the relational skills of active listening, empathic understanding, critical thinking, and genuine inquiry; and pursuits that actively seek out and invite in diverse perspectives. At Tabor Academy, students come from all over the United States and over 21 countries to be part of an engaging community. Our diverse and inclusive student body welcomes individuals from all races, religions, and economical backgrounds and fosters students becoming engaged and committed global citizens with a disposition to act in service to the common good.

Located 15 minutes from culturally rich New Bedford, home to the Whaling National Historical Park; stories from when the city was a station on the Underground Railroad and home to Frederick Douglass; a hub for Blue Economy Corridor innovation; seafood from America’s #1 fishing port; and a landscape that attracts sailors, bikers, and golfers, Marion and the Southcoast are teeming with opportunity.

Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. 

 

Tabor Academy

Marion, MA
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender