Hawken School seeks teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects.
We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice. If you are a teacher who is committed to the ideals of progressive education, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
Hawken School is seeking an innovative upper school Humanities and History teacher. Our department includes an interdisciplinary Humanities 9-10 core and a rich array of 11th and 12th grade seminars in English and History. Our program emphasizes the development of skills and the opportunity for students to cultivate their curiosity through a wide range of choices.
Teach four sections of Upper School Humanities and/or History
Design and teach courses in our unique three-week intensive program, as a solo teacher and/or in partnership with colleagues
Collaborate closely on curriculum as part of a team of teachers
Advise 10-12 students
Supervise and/or coach a long standing club or substantial student activity
Actively engage in school life and other duties as assigned
Because Hawken believes in supporting teachers' passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.
Undergraduate degree in a Humanities discipline is required and an advanced degree and 3-5 years of teaching experience are preferred.
Joyful enthusiasm, flexibility and good humor necessary for working with secondary school learners
Experience with and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching
Active interest in designing and teaching courses that take advantage of long teaching blocks and three-week intensives
Familiarity with ways of engaging students with a range of learning styles
Willingness to both learn and lead across multiple growing edges being pursued by our department
A desire and willingness to try new approaches, embracing a growth mindset for yourself and for students
A passion for designing unique programing and curricula with colleagues in your field and across disciplines
Eagerness to develop curriculum that includes interdisciplinary approaches
Able to navigate challenging classroom discussions that encourage participation, empathy and civility
Flexibility, energy, and a commitment to working actively with students both individually and in groups
A desire to maintain proficiency in the field of technology, particularly as it applies to best practices in education
A deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teens as they face the complex issues of today's world
Founded on the ideal that "the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life," Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,300 students in preschool through grade 12. Our three campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the city's museum district provide a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment.
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
About Hawken School
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational, globally-minded independent day school enrolling over 1,300 students in grades preschool through 12. With three academic campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle, Hawken provides a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse, nurturing environment.
Committed to the development of character and intellect and to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student, Hawken is well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching,
engaged learning, and confident self-expression. Innovative schedules support individualized student attention, and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities. To support our innovative programming, stunning new facilities have recently been completed at both our Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campus.
Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide. To learn more about Hawken School, visit our website at www.hawken.edu.