St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School German Teacher, long-term substitute (2021-22 academic year).
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Upper School:
The Upper School is home to students in Grades 9-12 and is characterized by advanced inquiry, lively discussion, deep engagement with topics, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students develop the habits and relationships that will carry them through high school and into the world of college and beyond. The Upper School's rigorous academic curriculum and seminar-based learning model is complemented by a network of support that includes teachers, advisors, college counselors, and resources for both academic and social/emotional well-being. In addition to German, the World Languages department offers study in Spanish, French, and Chinese in the Upper School.
Position Begins: Mid-August 2021 and continues through June 2022
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School
This position is a one-year temporary position teaching Upper School German. We seek applicants who are fluent in German and have the capability and desire to teach German at several levels, from beginning to advanced. The position includes teaching four sections and levels of German, as well as leading an advisory group of 8-10 students.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s or higher degree in German, although applicants with a degree in a different field but who are fluent in German will also be considered. We particularly encourage applicants with knowledge of ACTFL standards and guidelines to apply.
As importantly, we seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with students in grades 9-12 and who will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are valued.
BA degree required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.
How to Apply:
Resume review will begin immediately. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.