British Teaching Fellowship

DEADLINE:
Applications due: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11:59pm via CARAT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
The British Teaching Fellowshipa offer an opportunity for an American student from Harvard to spend a school year (early September to mid-July) as a full member of the community in one of England's finest Preparatory Schools for pupils ages 11-18.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The objective of the British Teaching Fellowships is to encourage, through the sharing of intellectual and cultural experiences in the context of secondary school life, a better understanding between England and America. These fellowships offer an opportunity for an American student from Harvard to spend a school year (early September to mid-July) as a full member of the community in one of England's finest Preparatory Schools for pupils ages 11-18.

The duties, which can be adjusted to suit the interests of the Fellow and the requirements of the School, will normally involve:

  1. Part-time teaching in math or physics, as well as in American literature, history or current affairs;
  2. Coaching of crew or other sports (such as soccer, rugby, running, tennis, mountaineering), or leading of other groups, such as the drama society;
  3. A share of the occasional supervisory duties carried out by masters in Boarding Houses or elsewhere and help with student activities;
  4. Occasional talks to interested groups on American current affairs and American college life.  
  5. The Fellow may be asked to take on the academic and pastoral care of a small tutorial group of pupils.

Eligibility:
At the time of application candidates must be graduating Harvard College seniors or within two years of graduation. The Fellowship is available only to an unmarried person.

Benefits:
The School will provide accommodation during the school year. In addition, there will be a small financial stipend. The Fellow may hold concurrently other awards to assist in travel but may not engage in other paid employment during school terms. The Fellow will have the normal School holidays of approximately four weeks at Christmas and four weeks at Easter, as well as half-term holidays as well.

Selection Criteria:
Candidates will be selected based on their potential to contribute meaningfully to School life, including both academic and extra-curricular pursuits. The ambassadorial function is important, as it is hoped that the Fellow will stimulate an understanding of the USA. Candidates should put forward strong letters of recommendation which can speak to their contribution to the residential and intellectual community.  
 

  • Applications due:  Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11:59pm via CARAT
  • Selection Committee interviews: Late February

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