Upper School English Teacher

Date Posted: March 27, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Covenant Christian Academy
Peabody, MA, USA
Job Type: faith-based
Other Details

Covenant Christian Academy is seeking a qualified secondary school professional in the discipline of English Literature. The candidate for this position should hold a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Literature or a similar field. The candidate must have knowledge of the canon of Great Books, have experience writing in the Classical style, and have a passion for teaching high school students. This position is for a full-time teaching load to include grade 9 Classical Literature and grade 11 American Literature. Additionally, any experience teaching debate or rhetoric classes should also be noted in the candidate’s cover letter.

An Upper School faculty position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Plan and teach four or five sections of English which would include: Classical Literature (grade 9) and American Literature (grade 11).
  • Collaborate with other Humanities teachers (English, History, Bible, Rhetoric) to build Classical content into all humanities classes (roundtable discussion, classical arrangement for essay writing, convincing and winsome public speaking).
  • Attend weekly Upper School faculty meetings.
  • Perform weekly duties expected of all full-time faculty and also serve as an Advisor for a small group of students.
  • Attend a limited number of specified school events as representative of the CCA Upper School faculty, including “Back to School Night,” “Discover Covenant,” Admissions Events and others.
  • Be available individually for tutoring and/or coaching in the area of close reading and classically arranged writing.
  • Sponsor one school club or student organization.

The candidate must be willing to sign CCA’s Statement of Faith and Core Value and must maintain the highest Christian virtue and personal decorum, serving as a Christian role model and mentor both in and out of school, to students, parents, fellow faculty members and employees in judgment, dignity, respect, and Christian living.

The Upper School English Faculty position is a full-time position with benefits. Supplemental income from after-school programs and/or individual tutoring may be available.

Contract runs: late August 2024 through early June 2025; teaching is on a 10-month cycle.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Position will remain open until filled. Candidate interviews will be scheduled following review of requested material. Position may be filled at any time through the search process once a desired candidate has been identified.

How To Apply

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, professional resume, Christian faith statement, and philosophy of Christian education summary.

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