Teaching Fellowship Program & Opportunities for 2013-2014
Thank you for your interest in the Noble and Greenough Teaching Fellows Program. Each year Nobles hires five to seven Teaching Fellows who are beginning their teaching careers and who desire an opportunity to both teach independently and be closely mentored. We select Fellows to work in a variety of departments ranging from English, History, Math, Classics and languages (Spanish, French, Latin, and Japanese) to Administrative Fellows in admissions and diversity initiatives. In some years we also hire in the areas of Drama, Technical Theater and Visual Arts. The specific fellowships offered will depend upon the School's needs for the coming academic year, and those needs may be determined any time between early February and early summer.
Teaching Fellows begin their commitment to the School in late August with an orientation program, which focuses on the School's mission, philosophy of education, methods of classroom teaching, and the logistics of the Nobles school day and year. Classroom Teaching Fellows are also expected to attend AISNE or other workshop over the summer or in September. Except for winter and spring vacations, the Fellowship is a full-time commitment until early June. A stipend of $18,500 is paid to Fellows on a twelve-month basis, including health and dental insurance, beginning in September.
Teaching Fellows typically have responsibility for teaching one course, either as solo instructor, or working with a faculty mentor. Some teaching fellowships involve progressively increased teaching opportunities over the course of the year. However, each Teaching Fellow’s course load is different as it depends upon the needs of his/her department. All Teaching Fellows work three seasons in our Afternoon Program in athletics, theatre, or community service. Fellows may live on campus (for which they are required to do one evening of dorm duty a week as well as four weekends of duty a year in our five day boarding program). If Fellows choose to live off campus instead, we do not supplement the Teaching Fellow stipend to help defray expenses.
The Nobles' Teaching Fellow Program is different from that of many schools in that we believe in the development of individual young teachers by giving them limited classroom responsibility from the outset with significant mentoring, evaluation and support. Fellows are assigned a faculty mentor within their academic department and also are supported, observed and evaluated by a member of the Faculty Evaluation Team. Thus, while working in the classroom throughout the year as teachers, our Fellows are also students of education, learning not only from their faculty mentors but also from self-examination of their own work.
If you are interested in being considered for one of our Fellowships, please provide us with the following materials:
- A cover letter which briefly explains why you would like to teach at Nobles;
- A resumé which includes the following —your academic study; your experience in teaching; your experience in boarding life; your experience in coaching or sports, service work or experience in the performing arts;
- The names, telephone numbers and emails of three references;
- An official transcript from your college or university, including a transcript for any graduate work you may have done;
Teaching Fellowships are posted for the upcoming year based on the teaching opportunities the School anticipates having available. Student pre-registration for the following year’s courses are a significant factor, as are other staffing considerations. Postings may occur on an ongoing basis from early February to early summer, as course pre-registration and other staffing considerations develop. Once the need for a Teaching Fellow in a specific discipline has been established, the department and division heads will review all completed applications. Academic department heads will contact candidates directly if they wish to pursue the applicant’s candidacy.
Candidates should email materials to Careers@nobles.edu (in Word document or PDF format) or mail to Careers at Nobles, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA 02026
We fully respect the fact that candidates are eager to learn of the status of their applications, but we regret that we cannot attend to such inquiries by telephone. If you have a question about your application, please write an email to Patricia Aliquo, Assistant to Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School.
Math Teaching Fellow:
Each year Nobles hires three to six Teaching Fellows in various academic disciplines. Fellows usually teach one or two courses all year, work with a mentor teacher, become fully immersed in the academic life of the school and their academic department as well as coaching/mentoring all three seasons in our required Afternoon Program. Experience working with young people and a BA in Math are strongly preferred. Nobles has a vibrant Math program and this is a wonderful opportunity for an aspiring Math teacher. We seek candidates who, in joining the faculty, would bring a desire for ongoing professional improvement, a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and a demonstrated commitment to young people. Nobles has a long standing commitment to diversity and takes pride in ensuring that this is reflected within our faculty.
Candidates should email cover letter, resume, transcript, statement of educational philosophy, and list of three references to Careers@nobles.edu. (In Word document or PDF format) No phone calls, please.
The Nobles teaching fellowship is a great way to explore the world of education. Not only does Nobles offer fellowships in teaching various subjects, but it also offers fellowships in other areas of the school such as admissions and development. On top of this, many fellows become involved with planning and chaperoning school trips, coaching multiple sports, and running a school club. The opportunities are endless and diverse. The best part of the program is the continuous support one feels from everyone in the community, especially the support given by a mentor. It has been a pleasure to work with such intelligent and motivated individuals who strive to carry out the school’s mission on a daily basis.
Fellowships at Nobles are an excellent opportunity for young professionals to dip their hand into the realm of education. My fellowship experience has alloted me a unique and special opportunity to work in different arenas of the school including diversity initiatives, teaching, admissions, coaching, leading trips, planning and organizing meetings and events, and working closely under the tutelage of a mentor teacher who provides advice and support. Additionally, the constant dedication, hard work and passion demonstrated by fellow teachers makes Nobles an atmosphere ideal for a young teacher to grow and succeed in a community very much committed to living out its mission.
I have been lucky enough to have been exposed to several facets of Nobles during my time as a teaching fellow. I can now say that I have experience in Middle School academics, admissions, outreach programming, and behind-the-scenes administrative work. I have learned about and witnessed the kind of passion, dedication, and hard work that it takes to be a great teacher. There is no way I could have learned all that I have anywhere else but Nobles.