Bosque School, a co-ed independent day school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks an Upper School English/Humanities teacher to begin August 2018. In keeping with Bosque's emphasis on community, we seek a teacher who cultivates student reading, thinking, and writing skills in the context of strong relationships, and with a deep understanding and appreciation of adolescent learners. Our curriculum and pedagogy seek to prepare each member of our diverse student body to negotiate a multicultural society. We seek a teacher with a demonstrated ability to teach books representing diverse multicultural perspectives with nuanced attention to classroom dynamics. Within this framework, teachers choose their own grade-appropriate book lists. Teachers guide students in developing evidence-based written arguments (by twelfth grade these take the form of a twenty-page research essay, the senior thesis) as well as engaging their emerging voices in creative genres. The Bosque Upper School offers a collaborative, digitally supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary inquiry learning. As Bosque faculty, we are committed to reading and writing as practices in our own lives. We seek a colleague whose teaching likewise expresses a personal commitment to lifelong learning.
Teaching five sections of US English and/or Humanities
Serving as a faculty advisor to 10-12 students
Sponsoring a one-week experiential learning program
Participating in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development through Bosque's Sofia Center
Collaborating within the English department and in cross-disciplinary inquiry projects
Fulfilling other non-teaching duties as assigned by the division head
Bosque School Mission Statement To prepare young men and women to become lifelong learners with the highest character values and academic goals in a natural New Mexico setting with strong family and community involvement.
Bosque School Academic Mission Statement At Bosque School we design learning experiences that inspire students to explore challenging concepts and ideas and to be daring in their pursuit of deep understanding. Our academic program is grounded in inquiry and prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Decisions of content and pedagogy reflect the diverse and changing world in which we live and offer a pathway to discover individual passions and how to live ethically in the world.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alicia Chavez, Assistant to the Head of Upper School at email@example.com. Two references will be requested of candidates reaching the interview stage. Consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted.
Please refer to the Bosque School website for additional information: www.bosqueschool.org/Employment_Opportunities.aspx
Background in English, Cultural Studies, or related field, along with demonstrated commitment to reading and writing as practices
Demonstrated cultural competence with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on experience
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 490 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 60 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees and a support staff of 41. The average class size is 16 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.