St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks a dynamic educator to teach four sections of upper school English beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. A strong candidate will be a skilled writing instructor and an experienced teacher with the background to teach a range of literature from both Western and Non-Western traditions and the flexibility to teach content and ages ranging from grade 9 to grade 12. St. Mark’s is a vibrant learning community, and successful candidates will be generative in their thinking about teaching and learning, will find joy working with adolescents, and will seek to collaborate with department members, share teaching resources and contribute to the wider school community in a myriad of ways such as coaching, participating in our wilderness program, or being active in student clubs. Additionally, at St. Mark’s, we are deeply committed to character and leadership education for all boys and have developed a program that spans grades one through twelve. Successful candidates will have an interest in this aspect of our program and will place equal priority on the character and intellectual development of our students.
Teaching four sections of English in the upper school
Serving as an Advisor to a small group of boys
Contributing to the broader community by participating in the wilderness program, club program, or athletic program, depending on experience
Participating in the character and leadership education program
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in English or the Humanities is preferred
Five or more years teaching experience at the high school or college level; independent school experience is a plus
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
Passion for subject matter and for working with young people and colleagues
Additional Salary Information: based on experience
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.