The Upper School (grades 9-12) seeks candidates for a full-time, permanent position in our History Department. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic professional who is particularly comfortable teaching non-western and world history. Depending on the candidate’s interests and the needs of the School, the position may include coaching opportunities and/or other co-curricular activities.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in history or closely related field; a master’s degree ideal. Full-time high school teaching experience and understanding of and experience with a variety of teaching methods preferred. SSFS seeks teachers who value the importance of issues of diversity and can both share and teach differing points of view. Applicants should have a desire to work with students making the transition from adolescence to adulthood in a supportive, challenging, college-preparatory environment. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and written communications skills, and basic computer literacy for both administrative and instructional purposes. Knowledge of Quaker beliefs and practices is helpful, but not required.
Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independe...nt Maryland Schools.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Friends School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.