Director of Studies/Curriculum, Library/Media Specialist
The White Mountain School seeks a Director of Student Inquiry and Research to begin duties on August 14, 2017. This is a position in support of our institutional focus on Student-Driven Inquiry – learning driven by questions that truly matter to students.
Founded in 1886, The White Mountain School is a boarding school (grades 9-12) located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our mission statement reads: "We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion." We believe this is an incredibly exciting time in education, and we take seriously the idea that education for the future must be about more than memorization and recall; it must be about inquiry and true engagement with our intellectual heritage.
The ideal candidate will have:
-- Significant academic research experience.
-- Knowledge of emerging trends in education.
-- Experience working with adolescents (at the high school or early college level) on research projects.
-- Knowledge of research resources, including print resources, on-line journal databases, other web resources, etc.
-- Collaborative skills for supporting all teachers at the school as they engage students in Student-Driven Inquiry.
-- The desire and skills to lead a flagship program at the school.
The Director of Student Inquiry and Research will support students in their inquiry and research through our Research Seminar course, by supporting faculty advisors of independent projects, and by working with teachers of all disciplines as their students engage in inquiry. This position is ideal for a creative, visionary academic leader with a belief in the importance of student inquiry or for a research librarian who wants to work more directly with students and teachers on inquiry and research. As part of the position, the Director will engage fully in the life of the school, including serving as an advisor to students and being involved in afternoon activities and residential life.
We believe that education for the future must change, and that students must be challenged and supported to pursue serious inquiry – learning to frame and follow their own questions with rigor and creativity. This position is an opportunity to shape and lead this change in education.
Candidates should send cover letter and resume via email to Jessica Willis, Assistant to the Head of School (email@example.com).