Job Opening – Art History Teacher/Professor (02/2012)

2012 February 24

Swiss Semester
Zermatt, Switzerland

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

To make a difference in a child’s life and to teach a “college introductory” art history course to about forty very academically able and highly motivated high school sophomores. This course will relate the style of works of sculpture, painting, and architecture to the social/political background of the era in which they were created.  The course will cover works from Athens and Greek City-States to roughly the Scientific Revolution and Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson. The program travels to France and Italy in order to help make what is learned in the classroom “come alive.” THIS IS A THREE MONTH POSITION (EARLY SEPTEMBER THROUGH EARLY DECEMBER)!

This position often requires significant teaching experience and a strong background in art history and history. Candidates should realize that Swiss Semester is first and foremost a very serious academic program.    Swiss Semester teachers are expected to make a serious professional commitment to a program recognized for its high personal, physical, and academic expectations. Although it is not necessary to possess all the following characteristics, we have found that those teachers who possess many of them find their experience much more rewarding. These desired personal characteristics are a high energy level, an upbeat personality, an easy way with people–Swiss Semester fosters a family atmosphere, an ability to be flexible, a good sense of humor, an appreciation of the outdoors, and a willingness to be a “team player.”

Please send cover letter, resumé, and appropriate references to:

Mr. Kristin K. Robbins
Swiss Semester
Box 5483
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-5483

The program is located in a four star hotel in Zermatt, Switzerland–one of the premier alpine resorts in the world.

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