Emma Willard School seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated adjunct instructor in the arts department for the spring semester of 2022 (January 10 through June 8, 2022). The position requires teaching Film and Video. The instructor will work with the Arts Department Chair and faculty to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum. The instructor will work collaboratively with the other visual arts instructors to create daily lesson plans, create and administer appropriate assessments, grade assessments and offer substantive feedback within a timely manner, and keep accurate records of assignments, attendance, and grades on an online learning management system. The instructor will be encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices. This person will demonstrate a commitment to bringing out the absolute best in each student, open collaboration with colleagues, and meaningful professional development.
Position Purpose / Expected Results:
The position would require teaching across multiple levels and collaborating regularly with other teachers of all levels. The arts department faculty use a variety of tools and techniques to enhance learning. Dedication to the holistic wellness of students is essential, as is ability and comfort in frequent communication with students’ advisors and parents.
We seek someone who is committed to and willing to navigate today’s changing and diverse landscape. This individual will help the school promote and nurture diversity, equity, and inclusion. The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service to apply.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Create daily lesson plans
Create and administer appropriate assessments as consistent with departmental philosophy and practice
Grade assessments and offer substantive feedback within a timely manner
Keep accurate records of assignments, attendance, and grades on a learning management system online
Compose student comments quarterly or as assigned
Provide individual support to students as needed
Communicate with students’ advisors, parents, and/or houseparents as appropriate
Attend and contribute to departmental meetings.
Be a positive force in the lives of students
Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in visual arts or related field
Have a minimum of one year of teaching experience
Be a strong advocate for all-girls’ education
Demonstrate excellence in course design, planning, and implementation
Have a strong desire to contribute to a collaborative course-level team
Have a good working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Word, comfort with online learning-management systems, and enthusiasm for experimenting with learning technologies
Have patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
Demonstrate superior judgment
Preferred Qualifications / Competencies:
Advanced degree in visual arts or in education preferred
Emma is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds.
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.