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 2021-2022 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, which will require approximately equal amount of time in a typical week:
- 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.
- Teacher’s Assistant. Each quarter, Fellows are paired with a member of the faculty and join two of this teacher’s courses as a teacher’s assistant. Fellows start the quarter by observing the teacher and may play an increasingly active role in the teaching of the course over time. Over the course of the year, Fellows learn from four mentor teachers.
- Substitute Teacher / Student Supervisor. The Dean of Faculty and division principals call upon Fellows to substitute teach and/or cover supervisory duties as needed.
Additionally, beyond the school day, 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 entire 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Unofficial undergraduate transcript
- Response to each of the following questions (in a total of no more than 500 words):
- What has been your most meaningful educational experience as a student?
- Why are you interested in becoming a Teaching Fellow?
- In what field would you like to teach and why?
- Two letters of reference (if authors prefer to submit directly, they can email them to email@example.com)
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.