Careers at NA

Newark Academy’s exceptional faculty is recognized for its longevity as well as its high percentage of advanced degrees. The average tenure of teachers at NA is 13 years, characterized by a collegial atmosphere and a good relationship with eager, bright students. Faculty members connect with students in the classroom and beyond, and they are valued for their ability to empower and encourage students in all aspects of school life.


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  • Beginning a Career at Newark Academy

    All teachers new to Newark Academy, regardless of experience level, are assigned an official mentor who serves as that teacher's confidante and guide through the adjustments and challenges of the first year.

    In addition to the confidential nature of the relationship with a mentor, new teachers have the benefit of hands on curricular guidance from department heads and peers. Department meetings are held regularly throughout the year to discuss pedagogy and review curricula.
  • Collegiality

    Newark Academy faculty members have a high regard for the excellence of their colleagues. It is common in our community for teachers to visit classes of colleagues from other disciplines. When schedules allow, some teachers have arranged to take introductory language classes or sit in on an extended unit in a philosophy seminar.

    While specific departments retain their autonomy, efforts are made to map the curriculum vertically and horizontally so that teachers can see where their lessons are corresponding in ways that benefit student learning. The Curriculum Committee at Newark Academy functions on an ad hoc basis and is comprised of teachers from each of the academic disciplines.

    An essential component of the collegiality that exists at Newark Academy is the expectation that each administrator teach at least one academic class. As you will see, teaching is valued at Newark Academy in ways that go beyond the assurance of a healthy working environment.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    Newark Academy's teachers educate their students in an environment where the integrity of the profession is secured by a Board of Trustees and an Administrative Staff that insists upon due respect from colleagues, parents and students. Essential to the maintenance of a healthy work environment is the Academy's commitment to fair and equitable annual compensation.

    Additionally, Newark Academy's faculty has access to significant benefits and programs that are meant to instill enthusiasm, foster intellectual curiosity and build confidence in jobs well done. Each year benefits and salary ranges are published in the Newark Academy Faculty Handbook. Some of the highlights include:
    • Salaries in the top 10% of NJAIS schools for each age/experience category
    • Health Insurance under a PPO plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Flex Spending Accounts to recover unreimbursed medical and dependent care expenses
    • Disability Benefits
    • Life Insurance
    • Security Deposit No-Interest Loan
    • Pension Plan through TIAA-CREF
    • Summer Sabbatical Opportunities
  • Living Arrangements

    One of the challenges of working in the New York tri-state area is finding the right place to live. Newark Academy assists in this important step by offering assistance with the housing search. Several benefits exist to assist with the financial pressures of securing appropriate housing.

    Livingston is in the heart of suburban northern New Jersey, 10 miles west of Newark—home to some of the East Coast's most savory ethnic restaurants, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and several important museums. A 40-minute car ride will get you to Midtown Manhattan. Bus and train service runs regularly to New York City from nearly every suburb. In addition, this cosmopolitan location provides easy access to major universities including Princeton and Columbia.
     
    Morris County, which begins on the western edge of Newark Academy's campus, boasts some of the most spectacular state and federal parks in the mid-Atlantic region. Morristown, three miles from Livingston, is home to the several thousand acre Jockey Hollow National Park and the Great Swamp Nature Preserve. Thirty-five miles west is the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware Water Gap.
     
    Newark Academy's faculty live in communities which are typically suburban, including Livingston, West Orange, Maplewood, Summit, Madison and Morristown. Those interested in closer proximity to Manhattan have traditionally rented in Weehawken or Hoboken, small, safe cities that offer a five-minute journey to either Greenwich Village or the Theater District. Teachers intent on more rural environs commute from New Jersey's western-most counties and, in a few instances, from the Pennsylvania towns located along the Delaware River.
  • Professional Growth

    Newark Academy's commitment to the ongoing education of its faculty is complemented by the many high quality graduate schools located in New Jersey and New York City. Every year close to 10% of the faculty works toward advanced degrees. Newark Academy is the only school in the NJAIS community committed to covering the full cost of graduate school tuition for its faculty.

    Additionally, Newark Academy's commitment to creating an intellectually vital community is evident in the school's desire to have teachers attend seminars and conferences that enrich each teacher's understanding of his or her craft and discipline. Again, the full cost of attending these conferences is covered by the school.

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