The Episcopal Academy seeks a dynamic Middle and Upper School Mandarin teacher. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative candidate to cultivate the growing interest in our Chinese language and culture program. We offer an introductory, 3-year sequence in Middle School and continue with honors and AP levels in Upper School. A member of our lively and diverse World Languages department, this teacher will join a student-centered faculty committed to teaching excellence, collaboration, and pedagogical growth.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence. Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
Enthusiastic about teaching Middle and Upper School students the Chinese language
Excited by opportunities to share Chinese language and culture with broader school community, and to participate in school life beyond the classroom
Uses open communication to maintain ongoing dialogue with students, colleagues, and families
Employs engaging classroom pedagogies in both longer and shorter class meetings, as required in our daily schedule
Experience developing a logical, thoughtfully-sequenced curriculum
Pedagogical commitment to speaking in target language, and to teaching both written characters and pinyin
Training and Experience
Master of Arts in Chinese Language or equivalent degree viewed favorably
Three years' experience teaching Chinese language and culture to English-speaking students.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email with the subject line "MS/US Mandarin" to email@example.com. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
Cover letter expressing interest in this position;
List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each (References will be contacted only with the candidate's permission).
The Episcopal Academy can assist with visa applications for some teaching candidates.
Application deadline: January 15, 2018
Position start date: September 2018
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The Episcopal Academy is a 232-year-old coeducational pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade college preparatory day school with an enrollment of over 1,200 students on a bucolic, state-of-the-art campus of over 100 acres in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.