Upper School Literature Teacher
Atlanta, GA Upper School Faculty
Job Type

Atlanta Classical Academy seeks a full-time Literature Teacher. This position would report to the Upper School Principal. English teachers at Atlanta Classical are primarily invested in helping students encounter the world of literature by offering them the tools to acquire the mind of an author. Teachers promote thoughtful and informed discussion about great books through deference to the texts themselves. This occurs through disciplined close reading and weekly writing assignments that require students to capture an author’s arguments through analysis of evidence. Each day, the English teacher must make challenging material accessible to all students through carefully sequenced questions that promote both comprehension and vigorous debate. This position starts July 2024.

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Guide students toward rich conversations about the human experience through daily analysis of great books.
  • Equip students with the tools to encounter great literature on their own by teaching them the skills of close reading. 
  • Develop writing prompts and study questions that promote evidenced-based literary analysis. 
  • Offer students consistent and detailed feedback on their written work. 
  • Promote and embody the school’s mission and virtues in a professional manner.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other faculty members and with parents in order to help students thrive.

Qualified candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Literature or related field required
  • Three to five years of related work experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Strong candidates will support the school’s Mission: to develop students in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.  They will have enthusiasm for the Vision: to be a nationally regarded K-12 classical school and serve as a local and national incubator for growth and promotion of classical education. And they will embody the school’s organizational values. We value

  • the tenets of classical, liberal arts education;
  • community and partnership in the common pursuit of forming intelligent, virtuous citizens;
  • excellence in teaching and learning;
  • the virtues we aim to teach our students: courage, courtesy, honesty, humility, perseverance, self-government, and service.

Benefits Offerings:

Full-time, benefits-eligible employees are offered the following:

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Participation in the Teachers Retirement System of GA for eligible positions
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Priority enrollment for children in the school

About Atlanta Classical Academy:

Atlanta Classical Academy is an open-enrollment, public charter school open to students who reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district. The school opened in 2014 with grades K – 8, and has added a grade each year as students have advanced. It is now a K – 12 academy. The children of full-time employees have enrollment preference and would be offered a seat in the school. 

Atlanta Classical Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. Interested candidates should apply via the school’s career site. Candidates must attach a letter of introduction, a C.V. or resume, and three character references to their application. For staff positions, please also attach a 300-500 word answer to how your work will contribute to fulfilling the school’s mission. For faculty positions, please attach a 300-500 word “statement of educational philosophy.”

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