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Joining Our Faculty and Staff

Newark Academy’s faculty and staff are the school’s greatest asset. These professionals are both experts in their chosen field and also dedicated mentors who pride themselves on establishing deep, long-lasting relationships with their students. Every adult in the Newark Academy community takes seriously their responsibility for the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional well-being of our students. 

Just like the talented students they teach, faculty and staff members possess a passion for learning and limitless intellectual curiosity. The result is a vibrant and collegial community where learning and conversation extend far beyond the walls of the classroom. Faculty at Newark Academy love to collaborate both within departments and across disciplines. The school is fully committed to supporting the individual growth of its faculty and staff, while simultaneously ensuring that every community member feels a deep sense of belonging.

In short, Newark Academy is an extraordinary place to work, to learn, and to grow. Now that you’ve learned more about us, we would love to learn more about you.

Positions Available

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  • Substitute Teachers

    Located 35 miles from Manhattan in the suburb town of Livingston, New Jersey, Newark Academy’s 68-acre campus borders Morris and Essex counties. Its faculty is highly regarded in the New Jersey independent school community for its especially effective combination of rigor and compassion. Newark Academy offers an exceptional environment in which to teach students in grades 6-12.

    Newark Academy cultivates a diverse school community and is committed to our responsibility for fostering and maintaining a caring and inclusive environment that thrives on intellectual, social, and emotional interactions across differences. Members of the Newark Academy community are encouraged to build trusting relationships with one another grounded in kindness and empathy. Through intentional, active and ongoing engagement of multiple voices, we strive to create an equitable environment where all members can have a sense of belonging to learn and grow as citizens of the world. 

    Newark Academy seeks to create a pool of individuals aligned with our mission to serve as Substitute Teachers in the Middle School and Upper School. A successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning and have the ability to:
    • Demonstrate care and respect for all students by implementing the lessons provided by the teacher in a thoughtful manner.
    • Be actively engaged with students in the classroom and other supervisory duties.
    • Ensure that the time spent in class is treated as a critical resource for learning.
    • Communicate expectations for classroom behaviors for students respectfully and fairly.
    • Ask questions or seek help when needed from administrators, faculty, or staff to support students and the teachers.
    • Maintain requested records and leave notes for the teacher.

    Ideal candidates will have classroom teaching experience and/or specific content expertise. These are on-call, pool positions for which daily assignments would be mutually agreed upon based on need and availability. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and resume to Traci Osterhagen, Dean of Faculty, at tosterhagen@newarka.edu.

    Diversity/Inclusion Statement
    Newark Academy seeks and celebrates diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admission and employment practices, scholarship aid and educational programs, Newark Academy upholds applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination.
  • Teaching Fellows

    Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school, for grades 6-12, located on a beautiful 68-acre campus in Livingston, NJ. The mission of Newark Academy is to “contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit.”
    The Newark Academy Teaching Fellows program provides recent college graduates who are aspiring educators with the opportunity to develop their professional craft under the guidance of Newark Academy’s master teachers. The one-year program includes a foundation of experiences and mentorships in and out of the classroom that are designed to introduce Fellows to the teaching profession and to support them as they begin their careers. The program further aims to expand the pool of educators in independent schools by encouraging and welcoming Fellows from diverse backgrounds.
    For the 2022-2023 school year, Newark Academy seeks two Fellows, one to teach primarily in Math, Science, and/or Health and the other to teach primarily in Arts, English, Humanities, and/or Language. Fellows have three primary roles:
    • Teacher: Fellows teach one course. As classroom teachers, Fellows are responsible for preparing lessons, collaborating with colleagues, and meeting school guidelines regarding grading, recordkeeping, and the use of the learning management system. Fellows are mentored by other teachers in their department and by the Department Chair.
    • Substitute Teacher / Student Supervisor. The Dean of Faculty and division principals call upon Fellows to substitute teach and/or cover supervisory duties as needed.
    • Coach/Activity Leader. Fellows assist in leading one significant extracurricular activity (e.g. coaching a sport, helping with the winter musical, assisting with DEI student programs).
    Fellows are supervised by the Director of Studies and will have opportunities for mentorship and job search support from the Newark Academy administration. Fellows are invited to participate in department meetings, faculty meetings, on-campus faculty professional development programs, and employee affinity groups. While the Fellows program begins in late August and ends in mid June, Fellows may be invited to participate in the Newark Academy Summer Session as teaching assistants before the start of the program.
    Successful candidates will be excited to immerse themselves in a diverse and academically rigorous school community. They will also be enthusiastic learners themselves and dedicated to supporting the academic and social-emotional development of adolescents.
    To apply, please send the following to fellows@newarka.edu:
    1. Resume
    2. Unofficial undergraduate transcript
    3. Response to each of the following questions (in a total of no more than 500 words):
      1. What has been your most meaningful educational experience as a student?
      2. Why are you interested in becoming a Teaching Fellow?
      3. In what field would you like to teach and why?
    4. A list of references 
    Newark Academy seeks and celebrates diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admissions and employment practices, scholarship aid and educational programs, Newark Academy upholds applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination.
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