The Calhoun School, a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan, seeks a full time Upper School Social Studies teacher to begin in August 2018.
Social Studies teachers are responsible for the development, implementation, and progression of the Calhoun curriculum, and the success of its students. Social Studies department faculty are highly collaborative, and they use current scholarship and inquiry-based approaches to challenge their students. We inspire students to problem-solve and strive to provide a positive learning environment in which all students can excel.
Applicants should sincerely enjoy working with high school students. They should also be interested in joining an innovative community with a commitment to progressive values, and to being a member of an inclusive, diverse community.
The Upper School Social Studies teacher will report to Director of Upper School.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Preparation of lesson plans and teaching of core Upper School Social Studies – Modern World History – to tenth graders.
Designing and teaching Upper School Social Studies electives that explore specialized topics.
Supporting other instructional elements of the Upper School program when possible, including Junior Workshop (junior year capstone projects), independent studies, Senior Work Program, Spring Session (intensive three-day April intersession), etc.
Collaborating with divisional leaders and colleagues in the Social Studies department to organize and lead curriculum-supported travel seminars as well as other co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
Creating a positive learning environment for students and inspiring students to hold themselves to a high standard of academics and character.
Maintaining anecdotal and assessment records to inform thoughtful, comprehensive narrative reports while assessing students in a rigorous and progressive manner.
Incorporating technology into the practice to support student learning.
Providing differentiated and small group instruction based on the learning modalities of students.
Cultivating a love of Social Studies through interactive, joyful learning.
Serving as an advisor to a small group of students.
Documenting attendance and grades and maintaining of other pertinent records according to school policies.
Collaborating with colleagues both intra- and cross-departmentally to share best practices and ensure student progress.
Attending faculty meetings and conferences as needed.
Maintaining consistent relationships with families, including phone calls, emails and conferences.
Experience in designing and evaluating curriculum for Social Studies instruction, including core Modern World History offerings and electives in history and the social sciences.
Interest in working in a progressive and humanistic school with a focus on experiential and place based teaching and learning.
Appreciation for, and commitment to, diversity and social justice in multiple forms.
Demonstration of enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.
Flexibility and ability to cope with change.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s degree in related field preferred.
High school teaching experience, preferably in History or a related subject.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY WORK
Calhoun is committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community. Teachers must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Calhoun is committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse staff and welcomes applicants of all gender, sexuality, religious, ethnic, racial and cultural identities. Calhoun does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability.