Chinese Teacher - Milton, United States - Milton Academy

Milton Academy
Milton Academy
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Milton, United States

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Description

Position:
Chinese Teacher (one year appointment)


Department:
Upper School - Modern Languages


Location:
Ware Hall, Milton Academy Campus, Milton, MA


Hours:
Full-time with the flexibility to work nights and weekends


FLSA:
Exempt


Classification:
Faculty (Academic Year)


Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K-12 school, boarding and day in grades 9-12, located just outside of Boston.

Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others.

Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.


In our ongoing work to create an environment that confronts bias, injustice, and bigotry, we encourage each other to be open to learning, explore our histories and identities, and seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens.

At Milton, we prepare students to partner with their future communities to create a more just world, and to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, "Dare to be true.

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Summary of Position:

Milton Academy is seeking applicants for a full-time one-year teaching position in Mandarin Chinese. The position will begin in August 2024.

The teacher will be responsible for teaching four classes and engaging with students beyond the classroom.

Native or near-native fluency in Chinese is required, as is a minimum of three years teaching Chinese language and literature at the secondary or collegiate level, a strong academic background, and exemplary teaching skills.

An advanced degree is preferred but not required.

Other faculty member responsibilities at Milton Academy encompass advising, community, and residential life activities, among others. Please see the full job description for more information.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


Teaching and Curriculum

  • Demonstrated ability to teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of Chinese language, literature, cultures, and social science. (detailed course descriptions can be found in the Milton Course Catalog).
  • Coordinate an existing exchange program or a language immersion trip in the spring.
  • Create a studentcentered learning atmosphere and a positive classroom environment that encourages student participation and discussion.
  • Adapt teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Stay informed about the latest developments in Modern Languages education, trends, and innovations, and incorporate these into the program.
  • Learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education; incorporate related principles when designing curriculum, teaching, and engaging with students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop interdepartmental and crossdisciplinary projects and initiatives, including collaborating with the middle school division on curriculum and instruction.
  • Actively support students, providing mentorship and academic guidance.
  • Assess and evaluate student performance through assignments, projects, and exams.
  • Generate timely and comprehensive comments for each student, providing a wellrounded perspective on their academic performance.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues regarding academic progress.

Advising

  • Serve as an advisor to a group of up to nine students, engaging in advisor meetings each week.
  • Connect, support, communicate, encourage, and celebrate each advisee
  • Facilitate students' socialemotional learning and growth in alignment with all school programming through small group meetings.
  • Build deep relationships with each advisee and assist them in navigating challenges they may encounter.
  • Form relationships with and act as a liaison between the school and advisee families; serve as the first point of contact between the school and families.
  • Read and be familiar with all relevant materials, most importantly the Student Handbook and the sections of the US Faculty Handbook on academic regulations and diploma requirements.
  • Be informed about course offerings for the following year and help each advisee select programs that are challenging and appropriate, as well as areas of special interest.
  • Review each advisee's grades and comments.
  • Craft formal advisor reports for each advisee two times per year, offering overarching perspectives on their progress, and acknowledging a broader view of their academic and community achievements at Milton.
  • Should an advisee need additional support in a particular area, be in steady contact with the advisee's teachers, administrators, and/or other committees as needed.
  • Attend all upper school student required weekly assemblies, programming, and special events (e.g., community service day, pep rallies).
  • Attend class trips, retreats, and social events arranged by the director of student activities or the class dean.

Community
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