Newark Academy offers an exceptional environment in which to teach students in grades 6-12. Its faculty is highly regarded in the New Jersey independent school community for its especially effective combination of rigor and compassion. Newark Academy also cultivates a diverse school community and is committed to fostering and maintaining a caring and inclusive environment that thrives on intellectual, social, and emotional interactions across differences. People of color make up 55 percent of the student body and 25 percent of the full-time teaching faculty. Located 35 miles from Manhattan in the suburb town of Livingston, New Jersey, Newark Academy’s 68-acre campus borders Morris and Essex Counties.
Newark Academy is seeking a long-term substitute teacher to join the humanities faculty and teach two sections of International Baccalaureate (IB) Philosophy HL, which is offered within the school’s very successful IB Diploma program for juniors and seniors. This position will cover for a leave starting August 2021 and intended to conclude October 2021, but may extend further.
The Newark Academy community seeks a candidate with a strong foundation teaching philosophy and writing. Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate is helpful but not required. The ideal candidate will have a passion for humanities and the experience to inspire students to think critically, write thoughtfully, and view the world from multiple perspectives.
For this part-time substitute position, the teacher will need to be on campus four days out of Newark Academy’s six-day rotating schedule to teach their classes. Those classes do not meet two days within each cycle. Responsibilities:
- Prepare lessons, generally four sections, to deliver to assigned students. A framework for the units will be provided.
- Integrate technology to engage students during in-person classes and remote learning scenarios.
- Collaborate with colleagues to design and improve curriculum and engage students.
- Meet school guidelines regarding grading, record keeping, and use of the learning management system to post information about classes.
- Participate in school-wide activities such as workshops, special events and professional meetings.
- Demonstrate flexibility and instructional agility in response to multiple teaching and learning scenarios in response to the coronavirus - in person, remote, and hybrid scenarios are all options as NA responds to health and safety guidelines.
- Engage in the life of Newark Academy as a club sponsor, coach, and through various committees.
- Experience working with and supporting a diverse community of students, parents, and colleagues
- Experience teaching humanities courses in middle school, upper school, or higher ed setting
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
- Experience working in independent schools is preferred but not required
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.
Newark Academy is taking all recommended measures to honor employee and student safety during this challenging time. Interviews and campus tours are being conducted using Zoom and will be re-evaluated as safety guidelines change. More information about how the Newark Academy community has emphasized health and safety during the pandemic can be reviewed on the NA Back To School
pages of our website.
Please send a cover letter and résumé, preferably as one PDF, to Traci Osterhagen, Dean of Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org