Job Description St. Michael High School (SMHS), a Catholic Classical Academy in Petoskey, Michigan in the Little Traverse Bay region, is looking for a brilliant, energetic, and faith-filled educator to teach a wide variety of humanities courses in our rigorous and inspiring high school curriculum. The bulk of the full-time teaching load for the position will span the fields of Latin and literature, but will likely also include a course or two in philosophy and/or theology. The position would commence August 1, 2022. The St. Michael core curriculum is dedicated to propagating the harmony of faith and reason, and features an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to learning. In terms of Latin, students are required to take Latin I and Latin II, but we also offer Latin III and Latin IV. In the broader humanities realm, students are shepherded through the primary eras of secular and sacred history, with literature mirroring those eras, as integrated literature and history is a leading hallmark of a classical curriculum: 9th grade is focused on the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome; 10th grade on the medieval world of Christendom; 11th Grade on modern European culture; and 12th grade on America and its relations with the world. Similarly, the theology curriculum sequentially teaches Old Testament in year one, New Testament in year two, Catechism in year three, and Apologetics/Evangelization in year four, while Philosophy adheres to the following sequence: Pre-Socratics/Formal Logic; Plato/Aristotle; Augustine/Aquinas & Early Moderns; and Social Contractarians/Modern/Post-Modern/Catholic Social Teaching. The ideal candidate will possess both teaching experience and a commitment to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. The incumbent will also be asked to provide service to the entire high school, and perhaps teach other courses in our emerging junior high classical enrichment program. SMHS is a proud member of the Chesterton Classical School Network and the National Association of Private Catholic Independent Schools (NAPCIS). Founded in 2013, the St. Michael mission is to nurture and elevate a new generation of joyful leaders educated in the classical tradition and truth of the Catholic faith. For more information on SMHS, visit the school website at https://stmichaelchesterton.org or contact Headmaster Richard Brake at [email protected] | [email protected]. Qualifications • Bachelor of Arts in Latin, Literature, Theology, or Philosophy, Required; M.A. Preferred. • Three Years Teaching Experience Preferred, But New Teachers Encouraged to Apply. • Ability to Teach a Wide Variety of Courses a Plus. Ability to Coach Also a Plus. • Practicing Catholic and Commitment to the Magisterium Required.
How to Apply/Who to Contact
APPLICATION PROCESS Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Headmaster Dr. Richard Brake at: [email protected] | [email protected] or call 610-733-4804 with any questions. Compensation negotiable and commensurate with experience and demonstrated excellence. ABOUT ST. MICHAEL HIGH SCHOOL – A CHESTERTON ACADEMY Founded in 2013, the St. Michael mission is to nurture and elevate a new generation of joyful leaders educated in the classical tradition and truth of the Catholic faith. a proud member of the Chesterton Classical School Network and NAPCIS. To learn more about our school please visit our website at: www.stmichaelchesterton.org.