The Ross School is seeking one full-time faculty member to implement the Ross Media Studies and Technology curriculum, beginning August 2017.
Ross’s K-12 program comprises theory, history, and ethical practice. Students explore the political, social, economic, and psychological effects of media while gaining production skills. Media Studies faculty are responsible for implementing and refining this curriculum in core courses and electives. To deepen the interdisciplinary of this unique curriculum, faculty collaborate with scholars from fields including cultural history, world languages and literature, visual arts, the sciences, and mathematics.
The largest boarding/day school in New York, the Ross School is one of the only K–12 institutions featuring Media Studies and Technology in its core curriculum. Students gain a variety of skills -- technical and critical, traditional and innovative -- while working on projects ranging from documentaries to data visualizations. The Media Studies and Technology curriculum draws upon 21st century media literacy scholars such as Henry Jenkins to ensure students are endowed with cutting-edge media competencies.
The Media Studies and Technology Department strongly emphasizes the critical analysis of media. We seek a faculty member dedicated to teaching the political, social, and environmental responsibilities of using media, rather than solely developing media production skills.
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Implement an interdisciplinary Media Studies and Technology curriculum in grades K-12, teaching critical studies- and production-based core courses and electives
Collaborate with faculty from cultural history, world languages and literature, visual arts, the sciences, and mathematics to enhance integrated learning experiences for students
Prepare students to critically examine how media operate in their lives and surrounding world with social, political, psychological, and environmental ramifications
Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies, Communication, Rhetoric, Design, History (or related discipline)
2 years’ teaching experience at the Upper School Level (Grades 7-12)
Knowledge of politics and current events
Demonstrated strength in curriculum writing and revision
Knowledge of key media historians and theorists including Elizabeth Eisenstein, Marshall McLuhan, Henry Jenkins, Jonathan Sterne, Wiebe Bijker, and Jonathan Crary
Production skills enabling multimedia creative work
Willing to support independent, student-driven media projects
Master’s degree in Media Studies, Communication, Rhetoric, Design, History, Political Science (or related discipline)
4 years’ teaching experience at the Upper School Level (Grades 7-12)
Multilingual (Mandarin preferred)
Expertise in one of the following: media history, digital citizenship, multimedia journalism, design, or computer science
Experience teaching an integrated, project-based curriculum
Candidates with experience teaching Lower School-level students (Grades K-6) are especially encouraged to apply.
About Ross School
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located on two campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, New York, Ross School serves 520 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and m...entoring to schools around the world interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.