St. Michael Academy, 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 theology and philosophy, but will likely also include a course or two in history and/or literature. 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 general, and in the fields of history and literature in particular. Students are shepherded through the primary eras of secular and sacred history, with 9th grade 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. St. Michael Academy will be joining the Chesterton Classical School Network next year, and will also be initiating the accreditation process, so all SMA faculty will be called upon to assist in these essential matters.
• Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Philosophy, History, or Literature 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.
Please send cover letter, resume, three references, a short writing sample of academic work, and a one-page statement of educational philosophy in the Catholic liberal arts tradition to:
Richard A. Brake, Ph.D.
St. Michael Academy
2225 Summit Park Drive
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
We are looking to fill this position immediately, and the successful applicant will join us at the ICLE National Conference at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 22-25 July 2019.