Employment

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at SYA! You will find our current opportunities listed below:

Faculty Positions

Below are possible openings in English and math. Please note that the application deadline is January 15 and that SYA reserves the right to close any of the searches should a suitable candidate be identified earlier. 

English

Full-time teaching at SYA is a role that combines instruction, providing students guidance and frequent collaboration with faculty and staff from SYA (both locally and at other campuses) and at times other schools. Teachers are expected to use SYA’s mission statement as a guide to teach courses that focus on improving student skills in SYA’s four main areas of curricular focus: language acquisition, intercultural competence, independence and interdependence, and creative and critical thinking.

English instruction at SYA is a collaborative process involving working closely with colleagues from all SYA campuses. SYA is currently developing clearer guidelines and structure for its English curriculum based on our mission-driven programmatic goals and research-based best practice for teaching English in the study abroad environment. This does not typically mean teaching works in translation from the host country or works written about the host country per se, but rather working with a series of works exploring the idea of cultural “otherness” supported by regular guided reflexion on students’ own experience abroad. The course deliberately explores these ideas in an aim to use the study of literature in context to help build student critical thinking and intercultural competence skills.

For a full position description please click here.

To apply, click here. Please ensure that you have all materials ready as you will not be able to pause and resume the process at a later time. 

Math

Full-time teaching at SYA is a role that combines instruction, providing student guidance and frequent collaboration with faculty and staff from SYA (both locally and at other campuses) and at times other schools. Teachers are expected to use SYA’s mission statement as a guide to teach courses that focus on improving student skills in SYA’s four main areas of curricular focus: language acquisition, intercultural competence, independence and interdependence, and creative and critical thinking.

Math instruction at SYA is a collaborative process involving working closely with SYA’s Mathematics Coordinator and math colleagues from all SYA campuses. Our math curriculum is specifically designed to not only help students learn the content of the course, but to focus on building skills related to independence and interdependence. Students are charged to take control of their learning and proactively engage in the material in a fairly independent manner while relying on their peers for guidance. Math instructors are expected to maintain that structure and help students who may have difficulty with self-motivation and independence. A complete guide to SYA’s mathematics philosophy is available here.

For a full position description please click here.

To apply, please click here. Please ensure that you have all materials ready as you will not be able to pause and resume the process at a later time.