The History department has a full-time opening for a Middle School/Upper School teacher to begin September 2018. This position reports to the History Department Head and represents an opportunity to work with an outstanding community of colleagues and students.
The ideal candidate:
is an educator with a background in race and ethnic studies seeking to join a close team of history teachers who are working together to develop a curriculum that emphasizes racial equity
regards collaboration as a community of adult learners as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team
shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching, along with a passion for history and an interest in teaching historical thinking and writing skills
finds joy in working with middle school and/or high school children
has demonstrated experience and/or interest in working with students from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds
approaches work with maturity, curiosity, flexibility and a sense of humor
enjoys a commitment that extends beyond the classroom, including a role as advisor to students and contributions to the larger school community
Experience in designing and leading age-relevant, challenging history discussions and writing instruction
History of creating a thoughtful range of analytical and creative writing assignments
Knowledge and experience in teaching a variety of historical texts and perspectives
Agility with and commitment to middle-school and upper-school students
Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
Note: Resume, cover letter, references and educational philosophy should come as attachments to the email and should be labeled with the candidate's name.
(No phone calls or faxes, please)
Education and Experience:
Masters Degree and minimum 3 years teaching experience preferred
Additional Salary Information: DOE
About The Spence School
The Spence School, founded in 1892, is an independent school for girls and young women with an enrollment of 739 students in Grades K–12.
Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.