Faculty Teaching Fellows
The Hotchkiss Teaching Fellows Program is a two-year program designed to provide exceptionally promising young teachers an introduction to a career in education. At the end of the program, Fellows earn a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
The program includes two years of residential teaching and involves a week of work at Penn in each of two summers, online work with the entire cohort of 20-25 fellows from participating schools, one weekend a term at one of the consortium schools with the Penn faculty, and course work with a mentor at Hotchkiss as well as the regular duties of teaching fellows described above.
Designed for those who are new to teaching or have limited experience as teachers, the Teaching Fellows Program combines in-depth teaching and residential life experience, collaborative opportunities with fellows from other boarding schools, and University of Pennsylvania graduate coursework.
Hotchkiss Fellows teach and are actively involved in all aspects of the School’s programs both as residential advisors in the dormitories and as coaches for two seasons (or the equivalent). Fellows work closely with Hotchkiss mentors in their academic disciplines and other aspects of School life.
A bachelor’s degree in the related academic area (or a closely related subject) is required. Experience as a tutor, teaching assistant, or student teacher is desirable, but not necessary. Hotchkiss typically hires four Teaching Fellows (for each two-year cycle) for a position in most of our academic departments—Visual and Performing Arts, English, History and Social Science, Mathematics, Classical and Modern Languages, and Science—and occasionally in non-academic departments, including the Library, Admission and Athletic Offices.
Hotchkiss faculty members enjoy many benefits:
- Competitive compensation
- Updated housing and basic utilities provided (full-time faculty)
- Three options of medical coverage are offered through Aetna; vision and dental care are offered as well.
- Generous retirement benefits include participation in TIAA-CREF and School-matched contributions.
- Substantial professional development is available as it relates to a faculty position and the needs of the School in support of advance degree work and participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and sabbaticals.
- Travel program opportunities with students around the world and the country
- Campus opportunities for intellectual engagement, such as speakers, faculty symposia, colloquia, and visiting scholars and artists
- Edsel Ford Memorial Library and numerous other scholarly resources
- Arts happenings, including shows in the Tremaine Art Gallery and performances in the Katherine M. Elfers Hall and Walker Auditorium
- Athletic facilities, including the state-of-the-art Mars Athletic Center (including fitness rooms, squash courts, an Olympic-size pool, ice rinks), outdoor track, playing fields, golf course, and tennis courts
- Faculty families can enjoy daily meals in the dining hall during the school year, with vegetarian and gluten-free options, daily soups, salad and sandwich bars. Dining hall offerings reflect the School’s commitment to sustainable food practices and healthy living.
- Faculty and staff members who qualify can receive tuition remission or portable tuition for their children's secondary school education at Hotchkiss or a similar institution.
- Family access to community resources and athletic facilities
- Pre-school childcare is offered at the Cynthia White Childcare Center (pending space availability).
- A range of wellness programs, including exercise classes like yoga, spin, and pilates; community meals and gatherings; and special offers.
- Natural surroundings, including Beeslick Woods and hiking trails, Lake Wononscopomuc and water activities, and Hotchkiss Beach