We are seeking a full-time Social Studies teacher for Park’s Middle School. We anticipate that the candidate who is hired will likely teach four sections of seventh grade Social Studies, which explores the concept of identity in American Society. This curriculum takes a thematic approach to studying U.S. History from the foundation of our country’s democracy in the U.S. Constitution to the different ways in which individuals and groups have worked to promote justice and the rights of all citizens. As with sixth and eighth grades, the seventh grade course is designed to further student progress in the departmental habits of mind which are: Historical Thinking Skills, Global Mindedness, Valuing Diverse Perspectives and Developing Empathy, and Active Citizenship. The faculty member will also be a part of the seventh grade team, which necessitates the ability to collaborate with others in order to craft valuable interdisciplinary learning experiences. In addition to teaching, the faculty member will serve as an advisor to a group of students and will be a full participant in the life of the Middle School.
Park’s Middle School has 209 students in grades six through eight. Each grade level in the Middle School has a theme: the sixth grade theme is community, seventh grade explores identity, and the eighth grade theme is advocacy. Thematic connections are made across disciplines at all grade levels. The Middle School faculty has engaged in significant professional development work in differentiating instruction, adolescent cognitive development, and diversity and inclusivity.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Park’s salary and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:
Faculty and Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program: This program supports summer professional work by faculty on a distinctive scale. Established in 1989, FACA is supported by a $5.6 million endowment; currently, over 40% of all Park faculty participate in projects annually. Grants cover full salary and benefits for group or individual projects selected through a formal review process.
Tuition Remission: Under current policy, employees who have been at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All candidates, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, faculty may apply for aid through the need-based financial assistance program.)
APPLICATION PROCESS: Send letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, and resume. Please indicate whether you plan to attend any national recruitment forums. Please also indicate whether there are any special circumstances that will affect the timing of your search, availability for interviews, and decisions for the coming year.
Contact Person: Priscilla Morales
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone: (410) 339-4152
FAX: (410) 339-4125
The Park School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of age, race, color, sex/gender, national origin, citizenship status, religions, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws