As some of you know, my wife and I spent seven years living and working at The Stony Brook School, a college-preparatory Christian boarding school in Stony Brook, Long Island, New York. I taught some Advanced Placement U.S. History and my wife, Joy, was Director of Residential Life and Associate Dean of Students. Due to this connection, the History Department at Messiah has developed a very good relationship with the Stony Brook School. In my opinion, this is one of the most academically respected evangelical Christian schools in the country and it has long been a leader in the Christian school movements in the United States and abroad.
Starting in the Fall, Tim Beirne, a Messiah College history graduate from 2008, will become the chair of the history department at the Stony Brook School. Congratulations, Tim!
Tim has just called my attention to two openings for “Teaching Fellows” at The Stony Brook School. I have posted the job ad below. If you are interested in this position–which requires not only teaching, but living in a dormitory and coaching–please contact me, Dr. Fea, before applying.
The Stony Brook School post-graduate teaching fellowship is a two year program that equips recent college graduates for teaching and Christian ministry. The fellowship involves a teaching assistantship, coaching responsibilities, and dormitory duties. Searching for recent college graduates, the School seeks candidates competent in the humanities, STEM disciplines, foreign languages, or the arts. Each fellow will be mentored by an experienced teacher in the art of classroom teaching.
The school is particularly seeking candidates who have deep knowledge and experience in athletics to serve as assistant coaches. Currently, the school’s needs are in the areas of football, baseball, boys’ soccer, boys’ tennis, girls’ lacrosse, and girls’ volleyball.
A key component of the fellowship is living and working in the dormitories, where the fellows serve as moral, spiritual, and intellectual mentors to students from across the nation and around the globe. Each fellow works closely with an experienced dorm head, sharing responsibility for up to forty students with the dorm head and other dorm parents. The fellow is on duty every fifth weekend and one evening per week. In addition fellows participate in other areas of boarding life such as health center driver, study hall proctor, and weekend activities chaperone
Fellows are paid a stipend and receive medical insurance, room, and board.