Category: Part Time;
Position Title: High School Latin Teacher
Start Date: 09/01/2023
End Date: 07/01/2024
Location: Commonwealth School, 151 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116
Commonwealth School, an independent day school that occupies two brownstones in Boston’s Back Bay, is known for its rigorous academics, low (5:1) student-teacher ratio, and strong program in the arts. In the warmth of a small yet richly varied community of engaged students and passionate teachers, talents and curiosity generate excitement, laughter, and respect among students, faculty, and staff. We work closely and collaboratively with each other in our cozy space, and we make extensive use of Boston’s many resources. Our mission is to educate young people from diverse backgrounds to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative adults, capable of careful analysis, fruitful cooperation, and responsible leadership. In keeping with our mission, our teachers challenge and support students as they develop the skills that will encourage their lifelong love of learning. Our teachers reflect on their practice, create partnerships within their departments, and support student learning both in the classroom and in one-on-one tutorials. Faculty and staff value trust and respect, shared stewardship, autonomy, accountability, creativity, and enjoyment (see our fully articulated norms here). Detailed information about the school is available on our website (https://www.commschool.org).
We seek a part-time Latin teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year. Duties and responsibilities include:
● Teaching one class of Latin 4 as a member of the language department, and possibly a one-on-one tutorial with an upper-level Latin student
● Working closely with our other Latin teacher to coordinate curriculum and assessments
The annual (ten-month school year) salary range for this position starts at a minimum of $16,000 and will be based on relevant experience and the finalized teaching load. We offer personalized and sustained onboarding, including weekly meetings with the Assistant Head of School and the Dean of Faculty Hiring and Support and close work with a peer mentor.
Firmly committed to establishing culturally responsive classrooms, we seek teachers who think independently and love learning, especially alongside high school students. The ideal candidate will have a solid grounding in the Classics and a deep knowledge of the Latin language, along with experience reading Latin prose and poetry, and find joy in fostering students’ understanding and appreciation of the language and literature.
Teacher certification is not required. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated commitment to supporting equity and inclusion in a diverse community. They will have some teaching experience, as well as a keen interest in collaborating with colleagues while mentoring young people.
Language/Languages: Deep knowledge of Latin and ability to teach AP level course.
Contact Name: Mara Dale
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following materials as soon as possible to Dean of Faculty Hiring and Support Mara Dale (email@example.com):
● A cover letter that describes their experience, teaching philosophy, and commitment to fostering inclusive classrooms and equitable outcomes for all students
● A résumé or CV
● The names of three references and their contact information
Commonwealth School is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by law.