Employment

YOU BELONG HERE!

We are pleased to know that you are interested in joining the SAS team.

We expect a lot from our employees. Faculty and staff at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School wear multiple hats as we strive each day to provide our students and their families with an outstanding education and community experience. In exchange for their dedication, our employees receive competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including health insurance, lunches, and tuition remission for their dependents. More than half of our faculty live on campus, receiving housing and meals in exchange for their leadership as houseparents.

ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S-SEWANEE SCHOOL

Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 240 students in grades 6-12. Established in 1868, the school welcomes students from across the country and around the world. Our faculty and staff appreciate abundant outdoor adventure, access to the cultural opportunities of the nearby University of the South, and the joy of cultivating close relationships in a small community.

SAS strives to build a community of individuals and families from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, races, religions, and sexual orientations to prepare our students to live in and serve a diverse and multicultural society. Successful candidates for employment will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence.

Employment Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships

The Father Flye application process is closed for Fall 2021. Application will reopen in January 2022.

It's not just a job

Every job at SAS is unique, and rarely will a job match this list precisely. Specific responsibilities of full time teachers include the following or their equivalent.

  • Teach 4 year-long classes (or 5 year-long classes with no afternoon programs)
  • Sponsor 2 trimester afternoon programs
  • Additional clubs, activities, or committee assignments as designated
  • Participate in continual departmental curricular review and development
  • Communicate proactively with parents
  • Serve as an advisor to students and keep regular contact with advisee parents
  • Attend chapel, assemblies, faculty meetings, and advisory periods
  • Plan and support grade level events and house activities
  • Be available during work periods for student support
  • Serve on weekend team for campus supervision and activities
  • Participate in working groups and departmental planning
  • Serve as a substitute for colleagues in classes and afternoon programs
  • Assist with other responsibilities in the academic day, such as driving students to and from the University and other destinations on the Mountain
  • Provide creative offerings and support for special events and projects such as Opening Weekend/Orientation, Family Weekend, Winterim, Earth Day, and Commencement Weekend
  • Support students by attending school events, such as plays, concerts, and games
  • Acquire and maintain a TN CDL Bus-driving License (if applicable to coaching responsibilities)

In addition to listing employment opportunities here, SAS lists most positions with TABS, NAIS, NAES, SAIS, and TAIS.

When I interviewed for my first job at a boarding school, the head of school asked about my motivation for working and living at a boarding school. “We’re like a small college,” he said. “Except that our faculty,” he added quickly, “are surrogate parents for our students.
That’s a big “except." As residential faculty, we are called to be visible, available, and responsive to the diverse needs of our students in multiple contexts—not just in the classroom or on the athletic field. We are expected to be an involved presence and a positive influence, whether we are formally on duty or not, in all spaces across campus. 

Dean of Students Geoffrey Smith

SAS Employment Application

All applicants must complete and submit this application. Supplementary materials, such as a cover letter or teaching statement, may be required.

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a program of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination with all employees, students, and applicants for employment, and will actively carry out all federal and state regulations. All aspects of your working at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will be governed on the basis of competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap or veteran status, or any other status protected by law. All decisions made with respect to recruiting, hiring and promotions will be based solely on individual qualifications related to the requirements of the job.
Likewise, all other personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, staff reductions, training, education and social/recreation programs will be administered free from illegal discriminatory practices.

The Father Flye Fellowship

The Father Flye Fellowship is a one-year, paid opportunity for aspiring independent school educators to gain experience in the classroom, outdoor opportunities, on the athletic field, and in residential life.

Former Flye Fellows are Scott Fitzgerald, now Athletic Director at Newman Catholic Schools in Wausau, Wisconsin, John Wheeler, SAS English teacher and coach, and Tom Simerville, SAS history teacher.

 

Sewanee: Small Town Friendly with a Worldwise Outlook

In Sewanee, you will find a well-educated community that values the outdoors and the arts. 

These links will help orient you to our community:

The Sewanee Mountain Messenger

The Mountain Now