Classical Languages Intern
For the 2021/2022 school year, the Classical Languages department seeks an intern with a demonstrated facility in Latin who is committed to secondary education and interested in being part of a collaborative group of teachers working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse, mostly residential community.
This position provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to work closely with a mentor and learn from experienced members of the department of Classical Languages and other faculty and staff on campus. Enthusiasm for working with adolescents both in and out of the classroom is essential. Providing extra help, advising, working as dormitory faculty, and assisting with extracurricular activities are integral parts of the job.
- Teaching: Interns will observe classes in the fall in preparation for teaching their own sections in the winter and spring. They are expected to be dedicated to careful daily preparation in order to meet the needs of able and motivated students working through a rigorous curriculum. The pedagogy at Phillips Exeter Academy prioritizes student-centered collaborative discussions around a Harkness table.
- Collaboration and Communication: Interns will meet at least once weekly with the Classical Languages Department and/or the Chair to keep abreast of department guidelines and practices for content and assessment, and to discuss their students’ experience and progress.
- Cultural Competency: Faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
- Residential Life: Interns typically live in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life.
- Extracurricular Activities: Interns are typically expected to help supervise/support the school’s extracurricular activities in one or two specific areas (e.g. athletics, clubs, community service, arts).
- A Bachelor’s degree or significant coursework in Latin
- Experience with or interest in culturally competent teaching practices
- Proof of authority to work in the United States
- Successful completion of a criminal background check
- Clean driving record.
In addition to a CV, applicants should submit their (unofficial) transcript. Candidates should also include a cover letter and/or teaching statement indicating a specific interest in teaching at a residential high school that is actively committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities. or any other classification protected by state or federal law.