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Farmer UPenn Teaching Fellowship

St. Mark’s School Farmer UPenn Teaching Fellowship

Job Description

The Farmer UPenn Teaching Fellowship at St. Mark’s School St Mark’s School seeks innovative and dynamic candidates to fill two Teaching Fellowship positions starting in June 2024. Farmer UPenn Fellows commit to teach and participate fully in life at St. Mark’s for two years while working toward a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Fellows work closely with a mentor teacher in their academic discipline to develop and revise curriculum, and they engage in regular cycles of observation and feedback. In addition, Fellows receive support from the Program Director, Department Head, and Dean of Faculty. Fellows also contribute to our vibrant boarding school community through coaching, advising, and residential and community life responsibilities.

Students in the Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR) program belong to a collaborative cohort of teaching fellows from partner schools, attending several on-site sessions each year either at UPenn or other consortium schools. The blended on-site and online degree curriculum follows three strands during the two-year program: Teaching and Learning; History, Culture; and Social Contexts; and Reflective Practice. Applicants must meet the GPA requirements specified by the Penn GSE program to receive an offer from St. Mark’s School and gain admission into the ISTR program. More information can be found at the ISTR website.

Required Skills and Abilities
  • Academic achievement in undergraduate major or teaching discipline
  • Enthusiasm for work with adolescent students in multiple contexts
  • Outstanding task and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Google Suite including Docs, Slides, and Sheets
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with residential communities and the needs of adolescents
  • Success working with culturally diverse populations as well as a commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Commitment to continuous self-reflection and professional growth
Things You’ll Love as a Farmer UPenn Teaching Fellow
  • Direct classroom teaching experience
  • A collaborative and supportive mentor
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • On-campus housing and full benefits
  • Financial support for tuition
Pay range is determined by the UPenn ISTR program for all schools in the cohort

To Apply
We invite interested candidates to apply by completing an application here. Select this link to view this job description as a printable .PDF document.
About St. Mark’s School
St. Mark's School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.

St. Mark's School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.
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