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Since 1918, The Church Farm School has prepared a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible. Located in Exton, PA, CFS offers a college preparatory education for 190 boys in a boarding/day environment for grades 9 through 12. Additional information about CFS can be found at www.gocfs.net.
CFS is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a faculty member in the English Department. This is a 10-month, full-time faculty position and requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree and several years of teaching experience are preferred. All CFS faculty share responsibilities in the academic, athletic, residential, and co-curricular life of the School.
Specific responsibilities include instruction in American and World Literature in core and elective courses. All candidates must have broad knowledge of and experience with Upper School English curricula and must be facile with the integration of technology in instruction. Candidates should offer an enthusiastic and infectious approach to literary study, analysis, and exposition and must be able to develop in students an appreciation for and understanding of works of literature across cultures. As Church Farm School continues to develop 21st Century teaching and learning initiatives, including the integration of core Humanities and STEAM curricula, the school seeks candidates who will make meaningful contributions to these important elements of the program.
All candidates must be comfortable in a culturally diverse, all-male student environment, and must be able to nurture the development of students’ critical thinking and analytical skills while helping students respond creatively to the world around them. CFS seeks a teacher who will display clear evidence of the charisma and intensity necessary to motivate students, a level of collegiality that will add to the professionalism of our adult community, the eloquence that defines a liberally-educated scholar, and the diversity of experiences characteristic of a life-long learner.
Additional responsibilities include advising students, attending faculty meetings and professional development opportunities, sponsoring clubs and extracurricular activities, occasional chaperoning duties, participating in general boarding school/dormitory duty, being an integrated member of the CFS community, coaching, and being available to students in our residential environment.
As a member of the Academic Faculty, the English Instructor will:
Provide effective and innovative instruction in core and elective English courses
Maintain effective classroom management and execute effective instructional plans
Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with using technology in the delivery of curriculum and instruction
Display experience with developing and delivering 21st Century teaching/learning methodologies
Be willing to inspire, empower, and work with students at all levels
Possess the skills necessary to communicate effectively with CFS students, adults, and parents
Understand and welcome the complexity of teaching adolescent boys
Embrace enthusiastically the unique opportunities presented by a boarding school environment
Cultivate and maintain meaningful, professional relationships with students, families, and members of the CFS community
Help to promote and to maintain a sense of community and collaboration
Demonstrate a willingness to support the stated Mission of the School through time, dedication, personal example, actions, and attitude
Perform required faculty activities, including periodic weekday/evening/weekend duties, athletic coaching, and residential responsibilities
Exhibit enthusiasm for and joy in working closely with colleagues and students
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Church Farm School offers competitive salaries, school housing or a housing stipend, a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance. The school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
CFS is an all-boys, college preparatory, boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12 and located in Exton, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia visit www.gocfs.net
Maximum enrollment at CFS is 200 boys 90% of CFS students live on campus; 10% commute each day
CFS is led by a very talented and dedicated group of administrators, teachers, cottage faculty and suppor...t staff who believe in the mission of the school
CFS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools, and holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Association of Boarding Schools, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board