St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of a one-year, part-time (50% FTE) computer science teacher. This is a one-year appointment open to applicants with the knowledge, experience, and desire to teach computer science electives to students in grades 9-12. The position begins in mid-August 2021.
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, 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.
Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field, although a master’s degree in one of these disciplines is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in at least one programming language and have a breadth of experience in computer science disciplines. Candidates should be excited to teach a variety of computer science electives to high school students with different levels of prior exposure to Computer Science. The ideal candidate will have experience with project-based learning, a desire to integrate new technology into the classroom, and to work within a strong and collegial teaching team.
As importantly, we seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with young people, and who will approach their role as a teacher with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are valued.
A Bachelor’s degree is 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.