Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, seeks to appoint a Wilcox Fellowship in English beginning in the fall of 2017. Chartered in 1922, the School currently enrolls approximately 368 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.
Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The School is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
The School seeks to appoint a promising new teacher in support of a strong and well-established English program. The successful candidate will value and seek out opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and engage successfully with a diverse community. They will bring a creative and innovative interest to curriculum design and experimentation, and a keen commitment to their own development as a teacher. We are looking for candidates with genuine enthusiasm for working with adolescents, curiosity about learning, and commitment to professional and personal growth. The Wilcox Fellow will spend the fall semester co-teaching two sections of an English course with an experienced member of the department. In the spring, the Fellow will assume primary responsibility for two sections of a course with oversight and guidance from a department mentor or co-teacher. The ideal candidate embraces a discussion-based approach to learning, encourages students as they grapple with challenging questions and readings, fosters interpretation and communication skills, and facilitates the development of an informed, analytical, and persuasive writing style.
The Wilcox Fellows program seeks to identify and nourish teaching talent among groups underrepresented on independent school faculties. Fellows meet regularly with other teachers new to the School to talk about teaching and learning. They are mentored by a colleague and supervised by the Dean of Faculty and Department Chair. Fellows carry half-time teaching or subject loads and are able to put their full energy into developing expertise and skill in their chosen area of school life, while nurturing a commitment to working with adolescents in a stimulating and supportive academic setting. The duration of the Fellowship is one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second. Housing on campus may be available, as well as coaching opportunities, but they are not required. Coaching carries additional compensation.
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, transcript, a statement about the ways he or she will contribute to the diversity of the Concord Academy faculty, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dean of Faculty