Hawken School is seeking a full-time middle school humanities teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Co-teach four classes of middle school humanities; continually develop and refine the humanities curriculum.
Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees.
Serve as a member of a grade level team of teachers meeting on a daily/weekly basis to plan, develop, and assess co-curricular activities and coordinate student support in alignment with Hawken’s mission.
Serve as a member of the Middle School Humanities Department, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and supporting the work of the department.
Coach or lead a significant co-curricular activity within the Middle School.
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Director and Head of School.
Hawken School seeks a dynamic and innovative individual committed to teaching the total child. Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and leadership in humanities curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. A Master’s degree in English, history, and/or humanities and recent teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of middle school learners, facility with dynamic educational technologies, flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations, and a sense of humor. Candidates should be willing and eager to assist in the life of the School and be effective in dealing with colleagues and parents. One of Hawken’s principles, to appreciate difference and individuality, is at the forefront in our search and we are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community.
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational, globally-minded independent day school enrolling over 1,000 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, n...urturing 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.