Crossroads School seeks an experienced world history educator, to join its innovative and dynamic upper school History Department to teach 9th and 10th grade World History courses.
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences is a leading progressive school on the Westside of Los Angele. The Crossroads History Department offers a 9-12 program of World Civilizations (Ancient/Medieval and Contemporary), United States History, and senior History, Society and Ethics electives. The department is also in the first stages of a multi-year curriculum review process which may result in significant changes to course offerings in the future. The department teaches in a progressive, politically aware and socially conscious manner, putting an emphasis on political engagement and social justice in its courses. Teachers do not rely solely on textbooks, but instead develop original lessons drawing on a wide variety of primary and secondary sources. Discussion, reading, research and writing are central to the curriculum, and students are asked to “do history” and engage with material in meaningful and critical ways. Students also participate in project-based learning and non-traditional assessment strategies are used widely throughout the program. Members of the department are given a great deal of autonomy to design and implement lessons and curriculum, and work in a collaborative manner with other faculty in the department and across the school.
At least a BA, preferably a graduate degree, in history or a related field with a focus on World History, non-western history, or the ancient world and have previous experience teaching highly motivated students. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching writing, research and critical thinking skills and a passion for working with younger high school aged students. The successful candidate will teach a combination of World Civ 1 (Beginnings to 1500) and World Civ 2 (1500-present) courses. In future years, there may be opportunities to take on other courses in the curriculum or design new courses. Candidates should be a good fit with the philosophy and curriculum of the school and the department.