Father Flye Fellowship - August 2023

  • St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
  • Sewanee, TN, USA
  • Nov 21, 2022
Full time Athletics Curriculum Teacher

Job Description

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks candidates for the Father Flye Fellowship in Teaching, Outdoor Education, Coaching, and Residential Life. This one-year fellowship offers aspiring independent school educators experience in the classroom, outdoor education, coaching, and student support.

For the fellowship, SAS seeks aspiring independent school educators who will work tirelessly to foster those relationships that create an intentional community that studies, works, explores, plays, and worships together. The program has an excellent placement record.

The fellowship is named in honor of the Rev. James H. Flye, an Episcopal priest and teacher, who dedicated much of his life to the education of students at one of SAS's predecessor institutions, St. Andrew's School. Father Flye's devotion to young people and enduring mentorships with his students were immortalized in the publication of Letters of James Agee to Father Flye, which chronicled his ongoing correspondence with his former student and Pulitzer-Prize winning author, James Agee. 


POSITION:  Father Flye Fellow

Duties and Responsibilities will include:


  • Teaching 2 middle and/or upper school courses.

  • Utilizing effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning.

  • Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.

  • Participating in departmental planning.

  • Leading evening and weekend campus activities and supervision.

  • Serving as co-advisor to middle or upper school students.

  • Coaching middle school or varsity sports and/or adventure programs.

  • Additional duties as assigned. 


Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree with a major or significant coursework in a potential teaching field, experience in outdoor education and/or interscholastic athletics, an interest in passing the joy and discipline of that along to others, and a desire to learn to respond with empathy to a diverse community of learners.


Fellows will work under the close guidance of a faculty mentor and receive a stipend, housing (including utilities and basic cable), meals when school is in session, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education.


Applications should be directed to the Father Flye Fellowship Committee. Submit a letter of interest, a résumé with references, and a statement of educational philosophy to Father Flye Fellowship. In addition to fulfilling application requirements as stated in this position posting, all applicants must complete an Employment Application. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. The fellowship residency will begin in August. 


Direct applications and inquiries to:

Father Flye Fellowship Committee (employment@sasweb.org)

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.