The Bosque School History Department seeks an experienced Middle School New Mexico History teacher to begin in August 2018. In keeping with Bosque's emphasis on community, we seek a teacher who cultivates student reading, research, critical thinking, and writing skills in the context of strong relationships, and with a deep understanding and appreciation of early adolescence.
This teacher will guide students in developing evidence-based written arguments as well as engaging with historical events from a variety of perspectives. Our curriculum represents a diversity of voices and cultures. Within this framework, this teacher will choose his or her own grade-appropriate book list in collaboration with department leader.
The Bosque Middle School offers a collaborative, digitally-supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary inquiry learning. As Bosque faculty, we are committed to reading and writing as practices in our own lives. We seek a colleague whose teaching likewise expresses a personal commitment to lifelong learning.
Teach four sections of 7th grade New Mexico History and one additional class. (The additional class is dependent upon the applicant’s expertise and experience.)
Serve as faculty advisor to a group of 6th graders
Sponsor a one-week experiential learning program in the spring
Participate in faculty meetings and in ongoing professional development through Bosque's Sofia Center
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of Middle School
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and statement of teaching philosophy. Send materials as attachments to Amy Lucero, Assistant to the Head of Middle School, at email@example.com. Two references will be requested of candidates reaching the interview stage. Consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted.
Please refer to Employment_Opportunities on the school's website: www.bosqueschool.org for additional information.
Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred
Background in history/social studies or other evidence of critical thinking, research, and reading and writing as valued practices
Experience working with middle school students and a deep commitment to their well-being and development.
Demonstrated cultural competency in regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on experience
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 485 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.