Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria", these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is seeking an Upper School History teacher, starting late August, 2017. History teachers at Sacred Heart aim to broaden understanding, stimulate thoughtful inquiry, and encourage insights into the experiences of all people. Our program provides a rigorous program with high support, using classroom time for discussion of original documents and historiography. We are committed to a global approach at every level, believing that to prepare students for a 21st century world, there needs to be an appreciation of societies across place and time.
The teacher will report to the History & Social Sciences Department Chair and the Head of the Upper School, and join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty. Specific responsibilities for this position include the following:
Teach two sections of US History and two sections of AP US History, with the possibility of teaching a Current Events elective for seniors as well
Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, consulting with them about their writing, and the like), as needed
Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the Department on innovative curriculum development, project-based learning, and assessment
Attend department and faculty meetings
Act as an advisor for 8 to 10 Upper School students
Active participation in the life of the school community, which includes assuming at least one additional out of the classroom duty, such as advising a student club, joining a standing committee, or coaching.
Requirements and Qualifications
Successful candidates will hold at least a Master’s degree in history or a related field and will have a passion for history and for interacting with high school aged students, in and outside of the classroom
At least five years of prior history or social studies teaching experience at the secondary level is expected; preference will be given to candidates with AP and economics teaching experience
Interest in and experience with interdisciplinary study and/or teaching will be considered an asset
The candidate should be proficient with current educational technology, especially blended learning platforms and strategies
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience and education
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a stro...ng commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.