Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, anticipates an opening in its Modern and Classical Languages Department for a full-time teacher of Latin, to begin July 1, 2021. Chartered in 1922, the school currently enrolls approximately 400 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.
We actively seek applicants who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable school community. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience with inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to advancing the core tenets of the school’s mission.
Concord Academy Mission Statement
We are a community animated by love of learning,
diverse and striving for equity,
with common trust as our foundation.
Honoring each individual, we challenge and expand
our understanding of ourselves and the world
through purposeful collaboration and creative engagement.
We cultivate empathy, integrity, and responsibility
to build a more just and sustainable future.
Concord Academy’s Modern & Classical Languages Department seeks to appoint an outstanding teacher in support of a strong and well-established Latin program. The successful candidate will be an accomplished teacher of Latin and an innovative educator with excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated organizational ability, and a passion and enthusiasm for working with adolescents. The ideal candidate will be equally comfortable working with beginners who are new to the language and with advanced students engaged in literary analysis and translation of classical texts. Throughout all levels, the teacher would instill a curiosity for exploring classical cultures and civilizations. Concord Academy has an active Latin Club and offers travel programs to Rome and other sites of antiquity. A willingness to coordinate these programs is a plus. In addition to having an advanced degree and experience teaching at the secondary or undergraduate level, the ideal candidate will have experience creating inclusive and equitable learning environments for diverse groups of Latin learners. Teaching responsibilities for 2021-22 will be commensurate with the school’s needs and the successful candidate’s experience.
The school provides a competitive benefits package and salary is commensurate with experience. All faculty members at Concord Academy participate fully in the life of the school; responsibilities include advising, serving on committees and/or clubs, and periodically providing an adult presence at school events. Coaching an athletic team is welcomed but not required and is remunerated separately. On-campus housing may be available, but it is limited, and faculty members are not required to live at the school.
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, transcript, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Laura Twichell ‘01
Interim Dean of Faculty