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Severn School seeks to attract, retain, and support faculty and staff who embrace the mission of our school:
Severn School challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead, and to develop the lasting desire to serve and achieve. We believe this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities and where each student is known and valued.

Severn School offers competitive salaries and benefits in a rewarding family atmosphere working with children in grades PS through 12. Severn School is an equal opportunity employer.

Severn School is located approximately six miles from Annapolis on two separate campuses in Arnold and Severna Park, Maryland.  The Teel Campus, housing Severn's Middle and Upper Schools, is a 19-acre campus is in the heart of Severna Park, a quaint little town composed of 43,000 residents and hundreds of thriving businesses. Severna Park is located between the Severn River and the Magothy River and is highly regarded as a waterfront, family-friendly community.  The Chesapeake Campus, which is home to Severn's Lower School, is 2 miles down the road in Arnold Maryland. 

122 full- and part-time faculty members allow for the small 10-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio and the average class size of 14. New faculty are enrolled in a mentoring program that assists them in acclimating to our community as well as allowing time for reflection on issues related to being a teacher. All employees are supported by the appropriate division head, the academic dean, as well as department chairs and peer mentors.

Each full-time faculty and staff member is eligible for 50 percent tuition remission for children admitted to the School.

Faculty are encouraged to pursue professional development. Severn School assists employees in paying 75 percent of tuition costs for education which maintains or improves skills required for the employee’s current position or meets express requirements imposed by the School as a condition for employment.

Those applicants interested in applying for a faculty/staff position at Severn School should submit a letter of interest along with their resume as instructed in the open position postings.


Current Openings
US Physics/AP Physics
Severn School is searching for a full time Upper School Physics/AP physics teacher to begin August, 2015. The ideal candidate will have a strong educational background with a degree in physics, and secondary school teaching experience. Instruction at Severn emphasizes understanding, connections, and teamwork. Candidates are expected to integrate technology into the curriculum as Severn is a 1-to-1 ipad school. Candidates also can expect to fulfill other duties such as coaching, advising, etc.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and a list of at least three current references to Beatrice Fuller, Upper School Head, at b.fuller@severnschool.com

US Spanish with French
Severn School is searching for a full time Upper School Spanish teacher to begin August, 2015. The ideal candidate can teach all levels of Spanish and French, will have a strong educational background with a degree in Spanish, and secondary school teaching experience. Instruction at Severn emphasizes understanding, connections, and teamwork. Candidates are expected to integrate technology into the curriculum as Severn is a 1-to-1 ipad school. Candidates who also can teach French will receive special consideration. Candidates also can expect to fulfill other duties such as coaching, advising, etc.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and a list of at least three current references to Beatrice Fuller, Upper School Head, at b.fuller@severnschool.com

Director of Innovative and Entrepreneurial Programs

Severn School seeks a highly motivated and experienced educator to direct its inaugural Innovation Lab and Entrepreneurial Programs. In fall 2015 the School will open a newly constructed Innovation Lab with the mission to:
  • challenge the limitations of traditional education
  • allow students to bring their passions forward in an inspiring and supportive environment
  • foster resilience – a student's ability to seek challenges, withstand setbacks, embrace responsibility, and use the lessons of experience to move forward
  • foster exploration and achievement
  • foster the attitudes and habits of mind of innovation and entrepreneurism
The Director of Innovative and Entrepreneurial Programs will enthusiastically lead the programmatic design and implementation of all associated initiatives. Duties include:
  • Manage the Innovation Lab including preparing and administering the operational budget, promotion, program development, and strategic planning.
  • Pursue and establish meaningful collaborative partnerships with institutes of higher learning, corporations, government and NGO's, other independent schools, community partners, and industry leaders.
  • Help integrate new initiatives with existing programs.
  • Oversee curriculum development and implementation for all coursework.
  • Organize program activities including trips, guest speakers, events, workshops, projects and competitions.
  • Oversee student recruitment, student projects, coursework, and extracurricular programs; responsible for student guidance and support.
  • Serve as faculty member and teach 2-3 core courses per year potentially focusing on technology and entrepreneurship.
  • Coordinate programs with the Maker Space at the Lower School.
  • Explore programs such as Robotics, Engineering, Startup Camp, Design Thinking, and other emerging opportunities for experiential learning.
A successful candidate will possess:
  • Superior communication and collaboration skills, including evidence of a strong ability to build and maintain relationships with teachers and staff, and present to various school constituencies.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all academic areas and grade levels of students within the School.
  • Demonstrated ability to network effectively and build relationships with various internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational, planning and management skills.
  • Self-motivation, passion, energy.
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness.
  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities independently.
  • Passion to create.
  • Knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Strong familiarity and a working knowledge of technology-based entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively network and build relationships with various internal and external constituencies.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to present strong and persuasive oral and written communications to effectively work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to fail and recover.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Middle School English
Severn School seeks a Middle School English teacher to begin August 2015. The core responsibility for this position includes teaching four sections of English and electives as well as advising middle school students. We pursue candidates who will embrace the independent school life by coaching middle school athletic teams, being a positive role model, and actively contributing to the community of our dynamic middle school.  A qualified applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or higher and must demonstrate passion for working and connecting with young adolescents. If you wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of at least three current references to Dan Keller, Middle School Head, at d.keller@severnschool.com

Upper School Math
Severn School is searching for a full time Upper School math teacher to begin August, 2015. The ideal candidate can teach all levels of math, will have a strong educational background with a degree in mathematics, and secondary school teaching experience. Math instruction at Severn emphasizes understanding, connections, and teamwork. Candidates are expected to integrate technology into the curriculum as Severn is a 1-to-1 ipad school. Candidates who also can teach computer science will receive special consideration. Candidates also can expect to fulfill other duties such as coaching, advising, etc. Qualified candidates should send a resume and a list of at least three current references to Beatrice Fuller, Upper School Head, at b.fuller@severnschool.com

Upper School Computer Science
The position includes teaching five sections introductory through AP Computer Science. Candidates also can expect to fulfill other duties such as coaching, advising, etc. The ideal candidate can teach all levels of computer science math, will have a strong educational background with a degree in mathematics/CS, and secondary school teaching experience. Instruction at Severn emphasizes understanding, connections, and teamwork. Candidates are expected to integrate technology into the curriculum as Severn is a 1-to-1 ipad school. Candidates also can expect to fulfill other duties such as coaching, advising, etc. Qualified candidates should send a resume and a list of at least three current references to Beatrice Fuller, Upper School Head, at b.fuller@severnschool.com