Culver Academies is seeking a humanities instructor to join our professional community. The humanities department offers three years of core instruction including courses examining ancient to medieval perspectives at the ninth grade, European and modern world perspectives at tenth grade, and American perspectives at eleventh grade. The department also provides a wide-range of elective offerings in literature, composition, and the social sciences.
Humanities instructors use in their teaching the natural, social, political, economic, cultural, and technological markers of a society to give students a sense of cultural and global perspectives via inquiry-based learning. Speaking persuasively, writing convincingly and thinking critically are emphasized throughout a student’s humanities career. Since Culver is on an intensive 4x4 block schedule, instructors in the humanities department teach two eighty-five minute blocks each day with an average class size of fifteen. In addition to teaching two of the four blocks daily, instructors collaborate weekly with their peers teaching the same course. Instructors meet with colleagues and consider not only what content is covered, but also what academic skills are emphasized and taught, as well as how best to teach those topics and skills. Additionally, in biweekly department meetings instructors collaborate with colleagues teaching at other levels on a variety of department initiatives. Finally, all humanities instructors attend monthly meetings as a part of our campus-wide interdisciplinary learning community.
Culver faculty engage with students outside the classroom by service in either athletics or residential life. Additionally, Culver instructors serve as mentors to a small group of students. Candidates should be committed to using technology to enhance student learning. The Culver campus is dedicated to a 1:1 laptop experience and teachers should view technology as a tool to be utilized in the learning process.
Professional development is available for all instructors and stems from goals set by individual teachers and goals established within the humanities department. Opportunities include traditional off-campus workshops and conferences, graduate work, research with students or colleagues, faculty-developed curriculum projects, and regularly scheduled on-campus teacher forums for learning support and educational technology.
Interested candidates who find themselves in sympathy with Culver’s Teaching and Learning Model and supportive of Culver’s Expectations for All Instructors should express interest by completing the linked inquiry form at www.culver.org/facultypositions (under current openings).
The Culver Academies offers competitive salary and benefits packages and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.