Ransom Everglades School seeks applications for a leader of the English Department starting in August 2018. The successful candidate will teach English courses on the upper school campus, supervise the teaching and professionalism of a department of approximately 20 members, oversee the development of curriculum and pedagogy in the department (middle and upper school), and otherwise be engaged in the life of the school. Specific course assignments will depend on the experience of the successful candidate. Candidates should be prepared to advance the Department’s ongoing discussions about the writing scope and sequence, the place of digital modes of communication, interdisciplinary learning, and research, and be comfortable with the School’s value for inquiry-based, student-centered learning inspired by the Harkness method. The reading lists in the department include a wide range of global literary voices. Applicants must have at least a Master’s degree in English or a closely related field and prior teaching experience. Previous leadership experience and a background in the literature of Africa or Asia is preferred.
The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.
Interested candidates should email application materials, including a completed application, a cover letter, a CV, and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Semi-finalist candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the Associate Head of School and the Department Chair. Finalists will be invited to campus for an in person interview and teaching demonstration, and will be asked to submit at least three references and/or letters of recommendation.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent, co-ed, grade 6-12 school of 1,075 students in Miami, Florida. The school is located on two campuses, on of which sits on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Proud of a tradition of academic excellence, the school is also characterized by a robust athletics program including 77 teams in 17 different sports, thriving visual and performing arts programs, and an historic, mission-driven commitment to community service.