Hear what our teachers have to say about working at Loomis Chaffee:
Full-time teaching faculty members at Loomis Chaffee assume responsibilities in three areas: teaching, coaching and dormitory supervision. They also serve as advisers and support a variety of extracurricular activities.
- Teaching: A full-time load is four classes. New teachers are given a reduced load and work closely with a master teacher who, along with the department head and the dean of faculty, provides professional guidance and support.
- Coaching: Boarding faculty coach in the after-school athletic program each of the three seasons.
- Boarding Duties: Many faculty live in dormitory apartments or campus houses and help to supervise the boarding students on weeknights and weekends. Each dorm is staffed with three residential faculty members as well as four or five additional affiliates, who do weeknight duties and help chaperone weekend activities.
- Advising: Each faculty member is an adviser to five-to-eight students, serving as the communications link between the student, teachers and family. Advisers meet regularly with advisees to discuss their academic progress, extracurricular activities and any other concerns that arise during the year.
- Extracurricular Duties: Faculty members sometimes take on responsibility for advising clubs, school publications, community service activities, and other programs that enhance the educational experience of the students.
Our administrative and staff members play an important role in the overall functioning of the school and help to provide an environment that supports the Loomis Chaffee educational experience. Depending on the role, our administrators and staff members take part in community duties such as participating in our workjob program or advising students.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Residency Master's in Teaching program is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Penn Graduate School of Education and a consortium of the nation’s leading boarding schools. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the boarding schools’ unique setting, the program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to receive a master’s degree in education in concert with the exceptional fellowship programs offered by each school.
Penn Residency Teaching Fellows teach, coach and advise students over a two-year period at their host school, and participate in three weekend sessions at alternating campuses of partner schools and a weeklong summer session at the University of Pennsylvania. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue additional study through a combination of online classes and virtual discussions.
How to Apply
Loomis Chaffee is currently accepting applications for a Teaching Fellow in English and a Teaching Fellow in Economics to begin teaching in September, 2016. Interested candidates should submit a personal statement and resume, two letters of recommendation and an official transcript from their undergraduate college or university to the school via the application portal located on the school’s website. Accepted candidates will also be required to complete an online application to the UPenn Graduate School of Education no later than May 1, 2016.
Questions regarding the two Teaching Fellow opportunities at Loomis Chaffee may be directed to the Dean of Faculty’s office; for further information regarding the Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching program, please click here.