English Instructor

Posted: 2 weeks15 days ago

Company/Organization: SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Location: Hartsville, South Carolina

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) seeks an exceptional English instructor who can help advanced high school students achieve a deeper understanding of language and literature. Field of expertise is open. We especially welcome applications from candidates with specialization or teaching experience in creative writing (poetry), British literature, and global or multi-ethnic literature. Position begins August, 2022.

Applicants should have experience teaching literature and writing at college or advanced high school levels and enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented students. Must have a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in English or a related field. Experience teaching in virtual and hybrid environments is a plus. A teaching certificate is not required.

Courses at GSSM are taught at a level comparable to college courses. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach junior English, our two-semester, literature-based, writing-intensive sequence that carries six units of university credit in first-year-writing. They will also have opportunities to develop and teach upper-level special topics courses in their areas of specialization and interest. Special topics courses at GSSM have included world literature, Shakespeare, African-American literature, gender studies, film, drama, nature writing, science fiction, and philosophy, as well as creative writing courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and mixed-genre. 

This is a permanent, full-time (10-month) teaching position, with benefits provided through the State of South Carolina. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who are able to contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community, which we consider indispensable to our future growth and success. Applicants are encouraged to address how they might assist GSSM in this way by discussing it in their cover letter.

To apply, please assemble, in a single pdf file, a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, and the GSSM/South Carolina employment application linked here (pdf). Forward these materials to careers@governors.school. Please include the word “English” in the subject line. 

About GSSM: Located in Hartsville, SC, GSSM’s two-year, tuition-free residential program provides South Carolina’s most academically motivated 11th and 12th graders with exceptionally strong academic preparation emphasizing deep conceptual understanding within, and across, disciplines. Our special opportunities for the advanced study of science, math, and engineering, paired with equally strong offerings in humanities and social sciences, provide students with the specialized knowledge and broad, well-rounded perspective that is the foundation for success and achievement in a wide range of future pursuits.

GSSM has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and over 90% of the faculty have doctoral degrees in their field of specialty. 

GSSM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission, participation, or employment in its programs and activities. GSSM is actively committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its living, learning, and working community.