Faculty & Administration Openings

Administration Openings

Assistant Head for Spiritual and Ethical Life

Founded in 1929 with a historically unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew’s is an Episcopal, co-educational, all-boarding high school situated on 2200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. St. Andrew’s is seeking an Assistant Head for Spiritual and Ethical Life.

As an Episcopal School, St. Andrew’s explores the dynamic relationships of faith and learning. We seek to support the development of our students’ spiritual, ethical, and moral foundations through our Chapel program, academic program, our diverse residential community, and our commitment to service.

The School’s abiding kindness, exploration of our shared humanity, and dedication to the needs of others find expression everywhere on campus. The Assistant Head for Spiritual and Ethical Life will foster, strengthen, and illuminate this commitment to faith, hope, and love. From our founding, our values, priorities, and aspirations have been grounded in the power and love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. We remain keenly aware that Jesus' core teachings of forgiveness, sacrifice, justice, compassion, and renewal have shaped our past and inspire our future.

The Assistant Head for Spiritual and Ethical Life will work closely with the Head of School on all aspects of St. Andrew’s program, with particular concentration on the religious and spiritual life of the community.

The Assistant Head for Spiritual and Ethical Life will work closely with the Chaplain, the Chapel team, and the community to design and strengthen St. Andrew’s exploration of our own faith tradition as well as the many faith traditions represented in the community of today and tomorrow.

  • The Assistant Head for Spiritual and Ethical Life will be a full member of the faculty, taking on critical roles of teaching, mentoring, and counseling students.
  • Candidates must be ordained in the Episcopal Church and have significant teaching or leadership experience in secondary school, colleges, and universities.

To Apply

St. Andrew’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:

Daniel T. Roach, Jr.
Merrill M. Stenbeck Head of School
St. Andrew’s School
350 Noxontown Road
Middletown, DE 19709
troach@standrews-de.org

Faculty Openings

English Teacher

St. Andrew’s is looking for a full-time English teacher, grades 9-12. Interested candidates should have a BA in literature; a graduate degree and/or teaching experience are beneficial but not required. We’re looking for candidates who love literature, ideas, discussion, writing, and who believe in students and their ability to grow and develop. As a member of the faculty, the new teacher would teach four sections, coach two seasons, and serve as a dorm parent. Interested candidates should send a philosophy of teaching statement and a resume to Will Speers, Dean of Faculty and Associate Head of School, at wspeers@standrews-de.org.

History Teacher

St. Andrew's School seeks a full-time instructor in history, eager to embrace the History Department's teaching pedagogy, which uses primary sources to have students do the authentic work of a historian. We are especially interested in candidates who have training and expertise in multiple areas of history, and who would therefore be able to teach both our already established American history course, and to design semester-long, upper-form elective courses that broaden and deepen the offerings of the Department—with a preference for courses that would engage one or more of the following areas:

  • Ancient history,
  • early Modern European history,
  • world history,
  • African history, or
  • Asian history.

The position would begin August 1, 2019.

Since St. Andrew's is a boarding school, additional duties would include weekend duty, dorm/residential duty, and coaching or other activities (advising of student extra-curricular groups, service projects, etc.) in the afternoon. The all-encompassing nature of life as a faculty member at a boarding school means that the most successful candidate will demonstrate equal energy, commitment, and enthusiasm for 1) the discipline of history, 2) developing their craft as a teacher, and 3) the opportunity to work with enthusiastic teenagers in an academically rigorous and caring community. Please see "The Profession of Boarding School Teaching at St. Andrew's" for a more detailed description of our approach to teaching.

Requirements: Candidates must have a B.A. in History or a closely related field. A Master's degree and previous teaching experience is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction, philosophy of teaching statement, current resume, and list of references to History Department Chair Emily Pressman at epressman@standrews-de.org and Dean of Faculty Will Speers at wspeers@standrews-de.org.

Foundations of Art/Graphic Design Teacher

Position Description

Founded in 1929 with a historically unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew’s is an Episcopal, co-educational, all-boarding high school situated on 2200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. St. Andrew’s School is seeking to fill our Foundations of Art teaching position. This position primarily focuses on providing our new freshmen students with a solid base in the visual arts; a sort of visual literacy that prepares them for higher level courses down the road.

Applicants will be asked to develop semester long curriculum that exposes students to a broad range of mediums, theories, and histories across the visual arts. In many ways, this course should be viewed as a way to introduce young students to basic elements and principles of design, the vocabulary surrounding art, as well as introductory techniques in drawing, photography, and 3D design.

In addition to the foundations course, the ideal candidate will be able to develop and teach beginning and advanced level graphic design courses. These courses should include print and web based design, typography, package design, and publication layout. The graphic design curriculum should ideally expose students to the art and craft of design, and also the methodology of design thinking.

Applicants should be ready and able to participate in the full residential program at the School, including dorm parenting, advising, and weekend work.

Requirements

  • Terminal degree in graphic design, visual communications, or related field.
  • Proficiency and experience with several plastic arts, ranging from drawing, photography, printmaking, and/or painting.
  • Full knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Lightroom.
  • Working knowledge of major art history and history of design movements, as well as contemporary trends in the world of graphic design.
  • Current portfolio of design samples, plus student work if available.

To Apply

St. Andrew’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, faith, and persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment.
 
This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. A thorough background check, inclusive of fingerprinting, is required as a condition of employment.
 
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:

John McGiff
Creative Arts Co-Chair/Gallery Director
(302) 285-4215
jmcgiff@standrews-de.org

Ann Taylor
Creative Arts Co-Chair/Theatre                  
(302) 285-4284                            
ataylor@standrews-de.org

Math Teacher

St. Andrew’s School is seeking qualified applicants for a potential full-time faculty position in mathematics beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative partner, who will bring previous teaching experience and foster a love of mathematics in students. Our School has a deep commitment to financial aid and diversity in all its forms. 

A typical teaching load consists of three to four sections of 12–15 students, with one to two preps. The opportunity exists to teach all levels of mathematics from Algebra 1 through Multivariable Calculus. We teach math in a way that helps students to appreciate the process of mathematical discovery through a mix of collaboration and traditional teaching approaches and the use of technological tools such as Desmos, Geogebra and R. The ability to teach computer science and statistics is a plus. Candidates interested in this position should send a letter of introduction, current resume, and list of references to Math Department Chair Harvey Johnson at hjohnson@standrews-de.org.