Teaching Fellow – English
Milton Academy, Milton, MA
Teaching Fellow – English
About our School:
Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located just outside Boston.
Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.
In our ongoing work to create an environment that confronts bias, injustice, and bigotry, we encourage each other to be open to learning, explore our histories and identities, and seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens. At Milton, we prepare students to partner with their future communities to create a more just world and to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”
About the Position:
Milton Academy seeks a teaching fellow with a concentration in English to participate in the Boarding Schools Residency Program (BSRP) starting summer of 2023. This innovative partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education enables aspiring and early career teachers to complete a rewarding and hands-on two-year teaching fellowship at Milton Academy while receiving a master’s degree in education. Fellows will teach English while completing graduate coursework, engaging with Milton’s residential life community and participating in Milton’s co-curricular and/or athletics programs. They will be mentored by an experienced faculty member in their department and will have a cohort of teaching fellows with whom they will share and strategize about their successes and challenges.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate student-centered, innovative teaching practices, and a commitment to anti-racist values and pedagogy. The department teaches literature through close reading; in encountering and discussing literature, students develop cultural wisdom, empathy, and an eye towards truth and beauty on the page and in our world. The department’s approach to writing cultivates the control of, and appreciation for, language as a means of authentic self expression. A degree in English or a related field is strongly preferred.
- Teach two sections in the English department (2023-24). Teach three sections in the English department (2024-25).
- Plan, develop, and implement engaging English curriculum that incorporates elements of culture and diversity.
- Routinely incorporate real-life applications of content into the delivery of instruction.
- Provide students in the classroom with ongoing, meaningful and substantive feedback.
- Document and communicate student academic progress to students, parents and advisors.
- Serve as an advisor to a group of up to 7 students.
- Community/Student Life
- Actively participate in greater community enrichment activities outside of a typical school day (sponsor student clubs, coach athletic teams, advise affinity groups, etc.)
- Assume supervisory and responsibilities as assigned, including some weekend chaperone duties
- Faculty members residing on campus typically live and work in a dormitory, and all have responsibilities in the residential program on evenings and weekends.
Milton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, age, veteran status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are fundamental elements of Milton’s mission. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must first apply through Milton Academy’s online form (click here to apply). Once applicants have applied online, applicants should submit the four items listed below by email to the onsite Director of the Penn Fellows Program, Katharine Millet, at email@example.com.
- A personal statement,
- Two letters of recommendation, and
- Official transcript from their undergraduate college or university
Accepted candidates will also be required to complete an online application to the UPenn Graduate School of Education no later than May 1, 2022. For further information regarding the Boarding School Teaching Residency program, please visit https://istr.gse.upenn.edu/bstr