Full-Time Upper School Literature Teacher. This is a temporary, year-long leave replacement
The Athenian School
February 23, 2018
Part Time - Faculty
Expected Beginning Date: August 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Position Description: Upper School Humanities Teacher, grade 9
Teaching three sections of World Literature and with the possibility of one upper level literature seminar per semester (see “preferred qualifications”)
Bachelor’s degree in literature
At least three years of teaching experience
A passion for working with young people
A growth mindset, flexibility, comfort with quick pace of change and openness to experimentation
Ability to work collaboratively
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology
Experience with project-based learning
Demonstrated commitment to the Athenian School’s ideals: Education for democracy, equity and inclusion, community service, multiculturalism, and environmental stewardship
Openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
MA in literature (or a related field)
Academic background in and/or experience teaching US Literature
The ideal candidate will have experience and/or expertise in voices that are underrepresented in the traditional canon (African Literature, African American Literature, Asian American Literature, Immigrant/Refugee Literature, Women’s Literature, LGBTQ Literature).
About The Athenian School
The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 524 students, including 58 boarding students, 48 of whom are international students. For more information about Athenian’s unique educational program, applicants are encouraged to visit our website: www.athenian.org.
Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we ar...e particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.
Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change. We ask that all candidates take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy.
The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.