The Upper School History and Religion Department is seeking a teacher who is passionate about the study of history, enthusiastic about working with high school students and committed to developing their craft as a teacher. Cognizant of our increasingly connected world, the department has developed a set of curricular offerings that build from a two year World History foundation, include various approaches to the teaching of American History and allow students to choose from a range of exciting senior level seminars. The Upper School History and Religion Department is seeking a collaborative colleague to join the team. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to foster students’ critical thinking, writing and analytic skills and experience teaching in student-centered environments. We are looking for candidates who have also demonstrated a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, within and outside the classroom. Masters is eager to consider application from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Teach some combination of the core courses in ancient and modern World History, American History or senior electives
Successfully engage and develop student’s interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter
Attend departmental and divisional meeting, as well as all school professional development events
Participate in the life of the Upper School by attending full group activities (morning meeting, student presentations and performances and culminating events) and by participating in non-teaching responsibilities, such as study hall, advising a club or coaching
Act as an advisor to a group of students
Understanding of and desire to work with high school students
Familiar with and willing to explore student-centered pedagogical approaches
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
Proficient in the use of technology
Bachelor’s degree in History, Social Sciences and/or History education required, Masters preferred
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency
Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as advising, student life, leading a student club, or coach of a team
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references and salary requirements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Upper School History Teacher” in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
Background Screening: The Masters School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The Masters School actively seeks to forward diversity through its students, faculty and programs.
The Masters School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a premier coed day and boarding school that engages 5th – 12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area plus its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. Both day and boarding students benefit from the resources, diversity and activities of Masters' 7-day campus and accessible, talented faculty and staff. From its exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, to championship athletic teams, the Masters learning experience prepares students for success in college, career and life.