Start Date: December 2022
Application Deadline: November 18, 2022
Department: Upper School World Languages Department
BB&N is seeking a part-time Spanish teacher for Level IV. Primary responsibilities include teaching 3 Spanish classes for approximately 24 hours per week from December 2022 through June 2023. Additional responsibilities include collaborating closely with colleagues in the Spanish Program and attending regular meetings of the World Languages Department.
Skills and Competencies:
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Spanish language instruction with a preference for native Spanish speakers or speakers with near-native fluency. Bachelor's degree is required, and at least two years of full-time teaching experience is preferred. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:
- Excellent writing skills both in English and Spanish. Please, submit samples.
- Ability to engage students to converse in Spanish in and out of class
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
- Ability to collaborate with colleagues
- Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
- Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct
- Experience and willingness to use technology in the classroom preferred
The BB&N World Languages Department places a high priority on students' oral competency, a project-based learning environment, and the understanding that the strength of teaching world languages lies in the ability to offer students multiple perspectives and viewpoints. The strongest candidates will share these ideals.
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and fully develop those strengths. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a broad spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add critical dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the opportunities its locations afford.
BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in preparation for global citizenship.
The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.
Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List. Please include your connection to BB&N’s mission and values in your cover letter.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job-related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.