Military School Job Openings

Location: Waynesboro, VA
February 5, 2021
August 3, 2021

Fishburne Military School seeks a Math instructor for the 2021-22 academic year. Fishburne Military School is an all-boys school steeped in the military tradition that emphasizes leadership training, personal responsibility, and a strong educational foundation. Fishburne educates young men from diverse backgrounds, granting significant financial aid to cadets in need to facilitate their education. Fishburne Military School’s mission is to forge educated, honorable, young men of courage; its teachers work with cadets to create the best version of themselves.

The successful candidate will have:

-The ability to teach High School Math classes up to AP Calculus

-Experience working with adolescents and an appreciation for the education of young men

-A positive attitude and a willingness to contribute to a variety of needs of a boarding community

-A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field

The ideal candidate will have:

-Experience teaching math in a high school environment

-Willingness and ability to coach a sport and contribute to the overall life of a Fishburne cadet

-Knowledge of technology and ways to utilize technology effectively

-An appreciation and understanding of people from diverse backgrounds and how they best learn

-Familiarity with military schools and military life.

-Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor

A full job description is attached below.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to John Baker, Dean of Academics, at


Job Description

Title: Math Instructor Date: August 2021 Reports To: Dean of Academics

FSLA Classification: Exempt

Job Description: A commitment to our cadets: The most important requirement of any member of the faculty at Fishburne Military School is a simple one: a total commitment to the full development of each member of the corps of cadets. Operating predominantly as a boarding school, cadets participate in a wide range of academic and non-academic activities and require full time twenty-four hours a day supervision, seven days a week when school is in session. For this reason, the faculty member has responsibilities that extend well beyond the classroom. Such involvement is considered to be as vital as the basic teaching responsibilities of each faculty member.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teaching

o Teach five class periods per day.

o Conduct all scheduled and/or needed help classes.

o Plan, develop, and execute lesson plans for each class.

o Evaluate and report student progress.

o Implement effective classroom management.

o Plan, develop, and execute a plan to address the need of any cadet who is not achieving satisfactory progress involving both the Dean of Academics and Parents in the proposed solution.

o Maintain parental notification and contact on a frequent basis by phone or e-mail. ● Supervision and enforcement of regulations

o Read and understand the Rules and Regulations and enforce them in the spirit in which they are intended.

o Deal with each infraction on the spot and at the lowest level possible.

o Counsel cadets on any negative disciplinary conduct.

o Report any unusual or potentially dangerous activity to the appropriate personnel. ● Mentoring

o Act as the academic, military, and personal advisor to all cadets assigned as advisees.

o Develop a meaningful relationship inside and out of the classroom with all advisees. This included visiting cadets periodically in their rooms or other venues that are not structured.

o Lead by example as an appropriate role model wearing the uniform properly, speaking and dealing with cadets in a reasoned, controlled manner, and remaining consistent.


  • Communication

o Maintain contact with advisee parents on a regular basis (at least twice a month) by phone or e-mail.

o Maintain more frequent contact with parents of students not performing to standard to ensure parents are involved in the process and supportive of the school’s actions.

o Provide information to the Director of School Communications concerning positive cadet achievements, interesting human interest stories, and other newsworthy items.

  • Other

o Coach and/or supervise two sports/activities/clubs during the academic year. o Serve as a study hall supervisor one night a week as assigned by the Dean of Academics o Assist with activity period if not actively coaching a sport.

o Chaperone weekend activities (at least once a semester) as assigned by the Activities Director.

o Perform weekend duties as required including but not limited to chaperoning, classes. Sunday detention, and major weekends, including Parent’s Weekend, Alumni Weekend, and Graduation.

o Jointly develop with the Dean of Academics a career development plan to ensure that the professional education requirements as defined by the school’s accrediting agencies are met.

o Active involvement in the cadet’s lives to ensure customer satisfaction and maximize reenrollment of cadets by one-on-one interaction with cadets (in particular advisees), frequent communication with parents and developing a school atmosphere that generates positive feelings about the Fishburne Experience.

o Be available to supervise classes as needed by the Dean of Academics

o Any other duties assigned by the school administration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • A thorough understanding to the boarding school environment.
  • A thorough knowledge of content area subject matter and pedagogy.
  • Effective written and verbal skills, classroom management skills, and the ability to create a positive learning atmosphere and environment.
  • Good organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities, establish goals, and implement them.

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with a major or at least twenty-four semester credit hours in the subject area being taught.

Special Requirements:

  • Must meet the continuing professional education course requirements as defined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


  • Fishburne Faculty are considered full-time employees eligible for full benefits: Health and Dental Insurance, Flex Spending, 403B and 403B Matching contributions, and Tuition Reimbursement. ● Faculty are granted paid time off with the Academic Calendar including holidays and Winter and Summer Break.Instructor