Reports To: Head of School and Head of Upper School
Position Type: Full-Time, Faculty, Exempt
Established in 1920, Bentley School is a K-12 coeducational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of transformational learning and respect for the individual. Bentley seeks a history teacher at the Upper School campus in Lafayette.
Responsibilities Responsibilities for this position will include but are not limited to:
Teaching up to three sections of Bentley’s core required courses (Modern World and/or United States history) and at least one section of Economics or another social science elective.
Attending regular subject team meetings and weekly History Department meetings.
Participating in various aspects of student life at Bentley such as advising clubs, coaching, or working with student organizations.
Degree in History or Economics and/or a related social science field.
Experience teaching United States history and/or Economics or another social science elective.
Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration and use of technology.
Experience in teaching problem-solving skills in addition to traditional core content.
Ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students.
Desire to continually examine one’s practice with the goal of improving student learning.
Commitment to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity. Candidates who reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply.
An advanced degree in History or Economics and/or a related social science field.
A passion for working with young people.
A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers.
Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
Experience in working with high school or college age students in an academic setting.
Experience in innovative course design, planning, implementation, and assessment.
How to Apply
Bentley is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive benefits and compensation. Please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses both your approach to working with students and how you approach your classroom practice. A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should also be included. Materials may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “History/Economics Teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.